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What is a learning contract?

A learning contract recommends reasonable adjustments so that you are not disadvantaged by your condition or disability. It also gives relevant staff the information they need to support you.

Reasonable adjustments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended deadlines for coursework and assignments
  • Rest breaks in exams
  • Coursework not marked down for spelling and grammar
  • Presentations delivered to a smaller audience

Your learning contract will only be read by staff who need to put support in place for you. This will always include your course tutor.

Your support needs may change during your time at Sheffield Hallam. This may be due to a change in your studies or a change in your disability. To review your learning contract at any time, book a disability adviser appointment or quick query appointment.

Confidentiality

We won't tell other students that you have a learning contract. It's up to you if you want to disclose your disability to other students.

The contract is relevant to Sheffield Hallam University only and is not a legal document.

How to access this support

There are a number of ways to get a learning contract.

  • Provide disability evidence - once we have suitable disability evidence we will send you a basic learning contract. This is so that some support is in place while you apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) or funded support from the University.
  • Apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and attend a Study Needs Assessment - you will get a detailed learning contract with tailored support after you have attended a Study Needs Assessment.
  • Attend a Disability Adviser appointment - you can discuss your learning contract in a Disability Adviser appointment once you have provided suitable disability evidence. If you are applying for DSA, you can attend a Disability Adviser appointment before, during or after you have applied, so you have the right support in place while you are waiting. You can book a Disability Adviser appointment if at any time you feel your learning contract needs amending or updating (e.g. transitioning from undergraduate to postgraduate).

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Get in touch with Disabled Student Support if you have any questions or concerns.

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