Government announces group for improving support for students with disabilities in higher education

The Universities Minister announced that a new group will be created to improve support for students with disabilities in higher education.

This new group will examine the barriers faced by disabled students in higher education and improve support for them to succeed. 

The Minister intends to highlight the barriers disabled students face in higher education, and has instructed the Commission to identify and promote good practice which helps those with disabilities have a positive experience at university.

"Living with a disability should never be a barrier to entering higher education and as Universities Minister, I am determined to ensure disabled students get the support they need to have a positive, life-changing university experience".