Further Resources

OXFORD UNIVERSITY CAREERS SERVICE

  • The Careers Service is there to support you in making decisions about life after Oxford. If as a disabled student, you have extra concerns when you are planning your career.

  • The Careers Service have several specialist services they can offer including talking through your rights as a disabled person, discussing with you the decision to disclose your disability to potential employers, explaining about funding schemes for the disabled such as access to work, and describing specialist employment schemes for the disabled.

  • They can also advise and signpost you to organisations, such as EmployAbility, City Disabilities, GreatwithDisability and Change 100 who provide internships for disabled students.

 

BUSINESS DISABILITY FORUM

 

OXFORD CITY CONSIDERATIONS

Accessibility

Information about accessibility in the city is available here.

Blue Badge Scheme

Oxford County Council administers blue badges. For an application form contact the Access Team on 0845 050 7666

Council

The Oxfordshire County Council is at County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND. See www.oxfordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01865 792 422 if you would like information or have questions.

Rail Travel

Special arrangements can be made for disabled or mobility-impaired passengers. For example, staff can meet you at your departure station and accompany you to the train, and similar arrangements can be made at your destination. Before you travel, visit the National Rail website for contact details of the train operator (including mobility-impaired help lines and minicom/textphone). The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to buy discounted rail tickets. 

Voting

If you are unable to attend a polling station due to disability, you can arrange to vote by proxy or post. Large print voting papers are also available at Polling Stations. Visit the register to vote website or email elections@oxford.gov.uk

 

FURTHER RESOURCES

  • Oxford University provides fact sheets about a range of disabilities and their potential impact on studying (and vice versa), together with local and national support services listings, on their website here.