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Disability and Dyslexia Service annual user survey 2015/16

Monday 26 September 2016

The results from the Disability and Dyslexia Service annual survey 2015/16 have been released and are now available to view. The survey is sent via email to students each March, before the end of the second semester. The survey is DDS’s principal feedback mechanism, but it is also used to gauge disabled students’ overall experience at the university.
137 students completed the most recent survey; the total declared disabled student population at Queen Mary at the end of the 2015/16 academic year was 1,911.

  • The overall feedback was very positive - 45.8 per cent of respondents said that the advice and support offered by the disability specialist they met with was “excellent” and 92.5 per cent offered positive feedback about their experience with DDS’s advisers.
  • 91.5 per cent of the surveyed students said they’d feel comfortable with returning to see our staff.

Among the other comments from users about their experiences at the university as a disabled person were requests for more training for staff about disability issues, including the needs of dyslexic students and a wider understanding of the SpLD (specific learning difficulty) Cover Note, which students can attach to their coursework. Students also asked staff to make more use of Q-review.

In terms of feedback for the Disability and Dyslexia Service, there were several requests to offer a greater presence at the Whitechapel campus for medical and dental students, as well as the need for the service to raise its profile around the university. 

The results of the full survey are available on the DDS home page or can be accessed here.

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