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Green Templeton College | Oxford

What is a disability?

The word ‘disability’ encompasses a wide range of impairments and conditions, including:

  • physical or sensory impairments
  • mental health difficulties, such as depression
  • specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia
  • health conditions, such as HIV, epilepsy, arthritis, or cancer.

The impairment must have:

  • a substantial, adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal, day-to-day activities
  • lasted for at least 12 months, or be likely to last for 12 months or more.


Disclosure of a disability is not compulsory, but if the College is not aware of a disability specific adjustments cannot be made. This may be particularly important at exam time. The disclosure can be as confidential as you wish, although information may need to be shared in order for adjustments to be made.

If you would like to disclose information about a disability, please contact Alison Franklin.

Green Templeton College will make every effort to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities.

Alternative examination arrangements

If you have a disability, or if you have an injury or illness which affects your ability to sit examinations, alternative arrangements can be requested for you. This is done by making a written request to the University Proctors. Please contact Alison Franklin about requesting such arrangements, preferably with as much notice as possible.

University Disability Office

More information for students with disabilities at Oxford can be found on the University Disability Office website.


Skill is the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities. If you have a disability, you may find a lot of useful information on their website, including details of financial benefits you may be entitled to.