The Disability and Carers Collective is for UTS students who identify as having a disability and/or medical condition, or for those who are carers.

What is a disability/medical condition?

Having a disability and/or medical condition includes but is not limited to:

  • Auditory or visual impairment
  • Physical disability
  • Mental Illness
  • Chronic Pain or illness
  • Autoimmune Diseases and more.

 

Who are carers?

A carer provides care for dependent children, someone with a disability and/or medical condition, or someone who is of old age.

Students who identify as either of the above are more likely to have lower participation and success at university and fewer employment opportunities available to them, and face difficulty balancing work, university and/or caring commitments while they study.

Our aim is to advance access and inclusion at university and to have a presence in student representation to help improve students’ experience at UTS.

The UTS Accessibility Service assists students with a disability/medical condition for study or assessment adjustments. 

There are various support mechanisms in place for student carers, as well as students who are pregnant, who may need support and/or adjustments due to care commitments. Contact your Faculty Academic Liaison Officer for academic arrangements before the census date.

 

If you would like to participate in the Disability & Carers Collective, please email: disability@utsstudentsassociation.org