Support with Health and Disability

Disability Confident Employer

Aberystwyth University has been 'Disability Confident Employer' accredited since 2016 and prior to that 'Two Ticks - Positive About Disabled People' accredited since 2003.

The symbol demonstrates recognition given by Department for Work and Pensions to organisations who are committed to good practice in employing disabled people.

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Access to Work

Access to Work Scheme has funding to help support staff with Disabilities or Medical Conditions.

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These are two quotes from staff who have accessed support under the scheme.

"I have been receiving financial help from Access to Work for over a decade now. They provide me with funding for equipment that I would otherwise struggle to afford and without which I could not do my job. This scheme has provided me with CCTVs, talking PDAs, mobile speech synthesizers, scanners and optical character recognition software, as well as specialised mobile phone and PC software."

"Getting an illness that leaves a permanent disability is an anxious period in anyone's life. The support gained from the Human Resources Department was quick, effective and brilliant. From receiving an access to work form from Job Centre Plus, HR ordered the equipment I needed on the Friday and it arrived the following Wednesday."

Occupational Health

Our Occupational Health service is there to support the University and its staff through providing access to a trained professional Occupational Health practitioner, enabling both individuals and the University to work together in addessing specifc health concerns and identifying appropriate forms of support and any adjustments necessary.
For further details, please contact the relevant HR team for your department.

Health and Wellbeing

This policy forms part of the University's general Heath & Safety policy arrangements as well as contributing to the promotion of good health. It encompasses issues such as stress, smoking, alcohol and drugs, nutrition and physical activity.

For further details, please contact the relevant HR Team for your department.

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Free Eye Tests

The University makes provision to contribute towards the cost of an eye test for employees who habitually use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) as an essential part of their work and for a significant part of their normal working hours. The maximum amount that can be claimed  for an eye test is £30.00. If the eye test shows that corrective lenses are necessary for DSE work then the University will contribute up to a further £75.00 towards the cost of spectacles.

For further details contact

Eye Test Claim Form English

Accessibility Forum

The Accessibility Forum is a staff and student consultative group that promotes and engages with issues around disability equality. If you are interested in attending the Forum, contact

Accessibility Forum: Terms of Reference

Health Declaration Form

If you would like to declare a long term health condition or disability, please contact us so that we can look at ways to support you and review any adjustments to your workplace.

For further support please contact

Health Declaration Form