If you are considering enrolling or have enrolled in Summer Semester courses, it is very important that you let your Disability Adviser know at least four weeks before Summer Semester starts.
You need to be aware that the courses during Summer Semester have long days, 100% attendance requirements and intensive workloads. This may mean there will be no room for any flexibility in providing some educational adjustments because of the allocated time, availability of resources and staffing required.
While we will do our best, we may not be able to meet your expectations in having some provisions in place for Summer Semester and you will need to discuss this with your Disability Adviser.
In order for us to manage your provisions for Summer Semester, you need to read the following carefully:
We strongly advise that you go and speak to the lecturer or tutor conducting the Summer Semester course you are interested in before you enrol. They can advise you of the workload you will be required to complete and in what timeframe. Please ask about required texts and whether Lecture Recordings, Moodle, etc. is available. Ensure you have a clear understanding of how you can manage your study commitments in the short timeframe.
The Letter of Support you received in Semester 1 or 2 may also apply for Summer Semester unless your condition is temporary or your letter specifically states a set timeframe. Please note that any changes to provisions may require you to provide updated documentation.
If you require any alternative formatting for Summer Semester, you must take action and organise the purchase of your course readers and texts as soon as possible. Please be aware that requests to publishers for electronic copies can take up to eight weeks and while we will endeavour to have them in time for your course, we cannot guarantee the material will arrive in time.
If you have any textbooks published by The Federation Press, please them first before purchasing a hard copy as they will sell you an electronic copy directly. You will still require verification from Disability Services that you are a student who is registered with us.
Disability Services will approach all other publishers on your behalf, however we can only do this when you bring in your receipts. While we will do our best to assist you, due to the tight timeframes involved in getting material formatted, we are relying on your assistance.
If you require alternative formatting for Summer Semester, you will need to bring in your course readers and texts (including purchase receipts) no later than eight weeks before Summer Semester starts. All material will be managed on a 'first in, first served' basis.
Find out more about how Alternative formatting works or talk to your Disabililty Adviser.
We will not be able to provide a notetaker during Summer Semester courses.