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Disability and accessibility

For students

Arrangements for disabled students, including those with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the University Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC): www.disability.admin.cam.ac.uk. Prospective students are strongly advised to contact the ADRC as early as possible and read their information for disabled students on applying to Cambridge.

There is detailed information about disability and access in our contact section. Applicants can also contact the admissions teams to discuss their individual needs and find out more. Queries regarding undergraduate admissions can be raised via ugadmissions@hughes.cam.ac.uk and those relevant to postgraduate admissions can be sent to pgadmissions@hughes.cam.ac.uk.

Once you have confirmed that you will be studying with us, it is important that you fill in the ADRC’s student information form, as well as the College’s disability information form, as this helps the ADRC and the College to work with you in arranging appropriate support.

You may also find the information and detailed access guides available via AccessAble helpful in terms of accessing, approaching and navigating the college.

Head of Welfare, Dr Benjamin Marshall, is the Disability Liaison Officer for Hughes and will be working closely with the Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre to take a proactive approach to accessibility, ensuring the experience and environment at Hughes is increasingly inclusive at the point of design, rather than inclusive by response. He can be reached via bmarshall@hughes.cam.ac.uk.

We also have a Disability Champion Tutor, Alison Nicholson. Our Champions are identifiable, trusted figures from the College who lead on support for particular groups, in collaboration with the Senior Tutor, Head of Wellbeing and Welfare, MCR officers and the wider communities they represent. They are approachable if you are encountering specific difficulties or have things you would like to see in terms of tailored support:

  • Disability Champion: Alison Nicholson (anicholson@hughes.cam.ac.uk).