Disability support

Information for students and staff with disabilities.

Information and contacts

We are committed to supporting students and staff with disabilities. We work closely with the University’s Disability Advisory Service, and with Occupational Health, to ensure we offer appropriate support both in working with individual staff and students, and in shaping the broader culture, physical and academic. Everyone at Wadham is committed to creating a fair and positive environment.

Staff with specific disability responsibilities

The College’s Disability Leads is:

Domestic Bursar 01865 277963

Current students with a query relating to a disability should contact the Academic Administrator and Disability Coordinator (01865 277967), while potential applicants to the College should contact the Admissions Officer (01865 277545). Any staff with queries relating to disability should contact the HR Manager (01865 277909). All conversations will be treated in confidence.

"Wadham has gone above and beyond any definition of ‘reasonable’ in order to enable me to study the subject I love; providing outstanding support every step of the way… I have a physical disability and developed a severe mental illness part way through my course. Wadham has responded to both superbly, without hesitation or question."

A Wadham student with disabilities

University of Oxford Disability Advisory Service

The College works closely with the University’s Disability Advisory Service which offers confidential advice, practical support and useful information online on what to expect and how to seek help.

The College is a signatory of the University’s Common Framework on Disability and works pro-actively to improve experiences for all students and staff with disabilities.


The Bodleian Library makes available a wide range of e-books which are recommended by the University Counselling Service; these e-books, which can be accessed here, cover topics such as academic life, identity, self-care, relationships, mental health, disability and overcoming traumatic events.

"Wadham took me, my mental illness, and my psychiatric hospitalisations in its stride. Wadham is the place where I have felt most at home and supported when not at my parents."

A Wadham student with disabilities


Building accessibility information for visitors with disabilities

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