The Equality Act 2010 ("the Act") places a duty on universities to ensure that they do not discriminate against students who have a disability. Section 91(2) of the Act stipulates that the responsible body of a university must not discriminate against a student by subjecting them to any detriment; section 91(3) states that it must not discriminate against a disabled person in the arrangements it makes for deciding upon who to confer a qualification.

When applying for a place at university, students are invited to declare on their UCAS forms as to whether they have a disability. The more obvious disabilities are diagnoses that the student may have had while at school, and include dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, etc. Ho...

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