Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service
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The Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service provides a free, confidential service for students with a disability and/or medical condition, either permanent or temporary, which may affect various aspects of life at ECU.
In order to access the support that this Service can provide, it is extremely important that you contact the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Officer - as soon as practicable on or before your enrolment, to ensure a smooth transition into your studies.
To register with the service you will need to make an appointment with a Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Officer for an assessment of your needs. You will need supporting evidence of your disability/medical condition from a medical or otherwise suitably qualified professional; if you already have such documentation, bring it to your appointment or, alternatively, you may wish to discuss your situation with the Equity, Diversity and Disability Officer first in order to clarify what documentation may be appropriate. You will then be provided with a Learning and Assessment Plan, which will document the assistance you require and the responsibilities of all parties in implementing any necessary adjustments.
Appropriate assistance may include:
- alternative examination conditions
- resource information and advice
- liaising with academic staff
- library services
- access to some aids, software and equipment
- interpreting services
- note-taking and transcription services
- guidance for students with regards to note-takers' roles and responsibilities
You can also contact the Equity, Diversity and Disability Service for assistance with an explanation of your rights and responsibilities under the Equal Opportunity Act and Disability Discrimination Act.
Access and Mobility maps
We have developed campus specific access and mobility maps that provide information to help people with access and mobility issue to make informed choices about safe and accessible routes to and from, and within, our campuses.
For more information please download and view the Access and Mobility maps.
ECU offers a range of scholarships to current and prospective students aimed at providing financial support to assist you in the pursuit of your goals. Scholarships provide funding towards fees, other study related and/or living expenses. Scholarships are not loans; rather they are intended as grants and generally you will not be required to repay the Scholarship. Each scholarship has its own specific application process and eligibility criteria. There may also be conditions on how the funding can be used and continuing academic achievement.
For more information please visit our Scholarships website.
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