Disability, Specific Learning Difficulty and long-term illness

Deadline: 22 October (23:59 UK time)
Questions about late forms / documents? See the current questions page rather than emailing us.

 

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  Fergus the plant, Christ's College library

This page is part of the current applicants section at Christ's College, Cambridge. It provides information for applicants who disclosed a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness on their UCAS form and any other applicants who normally receive adjustments for learning or exams at school. 

We wish to ensure that, wherever possible, we can make any appropriate adjustments/allowances if you are invited for a remote interview, or that we can ensure that your interviewers are aware of any information you have provided which may be relevant in the context of your remote interview(s) or any at-interview assessment or pre-interview preparation. We therefore require some applicants to upload an adjustments form and accompanying evidence by 22 October.
 

Exactly who needs to upload a  form and document? 

  • Every applicant who has declared a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness on their UCAS application should send this form and accompanying evidence (that confirms the disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness and makes specific reference to any adjustments that you receive). Please bear in mind that if you do not require any adjustments for remote interviews / any assessment, we still need you to send the form and accompanying evidence of your disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness. This is because we need confirmation and to know that you don't require adjustments, as well as if you do. 
     
  • If you have had an Extenuating Circumstances form submitted that mentions a disability or Specific Learning Difficulty, we still need you to upload an adjustments form and evidence document as well. 
     
  • If you have a long-term illness of any kind, this is also included - please upload a form and document.
     
  • If you did not disclose a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness in your UCAS application but you normally receive adjustments in exams at school, please email admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk by 22 October (starting with your name, subject and UCAS number as usual) for further information. 

 

The process for students sending the form and document

STEP 1:  Please download and complete the following form, which includes a part that a teacher/tutor or other relevant member of staff at your school/college must complete:

STEP 2: Please get hold of the appropriate accompanying evidence document, as requested on the form. The document should: 

  • confirm your disability, Specific Learning Difficulties or long-term illness
  • (if relevant) confirm the allowances you are currently being given or most recently have been given and the allowances that you are expected to have in your final school exams, e.g. letter confirming previous assessment, dates undertaken.

If you have Specific Learning Difficulties, please do NOT send a full Educational Psychologist report at this stage unless there is particular reference to the support you require that will help the College make appropriate adjustments to its assessment and selection procedures.

STEP 3: Please make TWO pdf files, one containing the form, the other containing the evidence document. The files should not be larger than 3MB. If you need help with scanning, we recommend that you ask a friend or relative who has a scanner, or ask your school. 

STEP 4: Please save your pdf files with the file name in this specific format: 
Subject (including biological or physical if Natural Sciences) - FAMILY NAME First name - Adjustments form - UCAS Personal ID (with no dashes)
Subject (including biological or physical if Natural Sciences) - FAMILY NAME First name - Evidence document - UCAS Personal ID (with no dashes)

Here's an example: for the fictional Joe Bloggs applying for Natural Sciences (Physical) with UCAS Personal ID 1580174729, the file name would be

  • Natural Sciences (Physical) - BLOGGS Joe - Adjustments form - 1580174729
  • Natural Sciences (Physical) - BLOGGS Joe - Evidence document - 1580174729

STEP 5: Please upload your Adjustments form via the Adjustments form and document upload tool. You can only upload one thing at a time so you will need to upload the Evidence document separately afterwards.

STEP 6: Please upload your Evidence document via the Adjustments form and document upload tool.

(POSSIBLE STEP 7 We will liaise with you if we have any questions about adjustments you have requested or if we need a further document)

STEP 8: Receive invitation for Cambridge, UK remote interview (if selected)
If you are invited for a remote interview, we will make the necessary arrangements for your adjustments (if requested). Your invitation to interview will not normally make any reference to these, however. 

STEP 9: Receive adjustment confirmation email at the end of November / early December
We will email an adjustment confirmation to you shortly before your interview, confirming the arrangements that we have made for you. Note that we can only do the work needed to send you this confirmation after we have sent invitations to interview in every subject (you can check our progress). We will update the box below once all adjustment confirmation emails have been sent.

Status of adjustment confirmation emails
Not yet sent. 3 Dec - working on these: they should be sent late on Friday.

 

Questions? 

Questions about late forms / documents? See the current questions page rather than emailing us.

If you have further queries, please contact the Admissions Office address for correspondence (admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk). Please remember to start your email with your name, subject and UCAS number as usual.
 

Stage 2: 22 Oct deadlines / Current applicants page / Subject information / How to apply