Disability Services

Can a member of my family/next-of-kin sort out all my paperwork to do with my disability and talk to a Disability Advisor about my case?

No. There are several reasons for this. We cannot talk to next-of-kin or family members about your specific needs unless it is an emergency as this contravenes data protection. As an adult studying at the University we expect you to manage all aspects of your learning and administration issues yourself.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

Please note, in serious and exceptional circumstances, we may take the decision to talk to next-of-kin or family about you particularly if we are concerned for yours or other students’ welfare. Please note that we are happy to meet with and talk to parents and next-of-kin at Open Days so long as you, as a prospective student, are with them.

Please contact the Disability Team for more information on 01204 903 478 or email: disabilityinfo@bolton.ac.uk, more information can also be found here.

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