Summary of Findings: Academic Reasonable Adjustments Forum

Disabled Students' Campaign, 2018-2019


In Lent term 2019, the CUSU Disabled Students’ Officer and Education Officer 2018-19 published a report, ‘‘Substantial Disadvantage’: Reviewing the Implementation of Disabled Students’ Academic Adjustments at the University of Cambridge.’ This report reviewed the data collected from two surveys created and disseminated by CUSU and the GU during the second half of 2018, concluding, among other things, that while the process of obtaining examination adjustments works fairly well across the board, reasonable adjustments for disabled students in non-assessment teaching and learning are much more variable and deserve urgent attention. The report made a number of recommendations, with the Academic Reasonable Adjustments Forum on May 7th arising from Recommendation 4. This paper outlines findings from the Forum.