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Consultation response: BIS funding proposals for disabled students in HE

15 October 2015

As a member of the STEMM Disability Advisory Committee the Society has responded to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills’ (BIS) consultation on funding proposals for disabled students in Higher Education.

The response highlights a number of issues regarding the specialist support often required by disabled STEMM students, particularly around the lack of expert and specialist knowledge that exists in HE. It is important to ensure that the higher education learning environment is fully inclusive and accessible to all students and that disabled STEMM students do not face additional disadvantages as a result of the government’s proposals.