Long term health conditions

What is a long term health condition? 

The Equality Act (2010) defines disability as ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day- to-day activities. This may include (but not limited to) long term health conditions such as Chron’s Disease, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME).

Long term health conditions at GCU

GCU is committed to providing an inclusive student experience. The Disability Team seeks to promote a learning environment which minimises barriers faced by disabled students, and reduces the instances in which students have to disclose their impairment and in which individual adjustments are required.

The Disability Team also provides advice and support to students studying with a long term health condition. Students are invited to meet with a Disability Advisor who will carry out a Needs Assessment. Potential support and reasonable adjustments will be explored with the student and agreed in a Recommended Adjustments Page (RAP), which, with the student’s consent, will be shared with their academic department. Examples of reasonable adjustments that may be recommended include alternative exam arrangements and access to assistive technology.