About this research

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this research conducted by Lead Scotland and Advance HE. In order to take part in the research you should be based within a college, university or student association located in Scotland, or work for Sparqs.

The purpose of this survey is to research and explore the full range of current practice and initiatives taking place across the Scottish college and university sector on student disability support approaches and measures, with the aim of identifying initiatives with some evidence of impact.

Advance HE will then commission further research to evaluate the evidence and initiatives to consider effectiveness, success, and potential wider benefit for the sector, specifically linked to disabled students' experiences and outcomes. The aim of the project is to make recommendations for good practice, and for addressing any identified issues, gaps or concerns.

As this research aims to identify and make recommendations for sharing good practice, we would encourage institutions to share all relevant information where possible.  However, institutions that prefer information to remain anonymous in any published reports will have the option for anonymity at the publication stage of the research.         

Lead Scotland is a Scottish charity, registered under SC003949 and a company limited by guarantee, under charity number 110186. Our registered office is at Lead Scotland, 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH5 2FF. 

Advance HE is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales under company number 4931031, and registered as a charity in England under charity number 1101607 and in Scotland under charity number SC043946, with its registered office at Innovation Way, York Science Park, York YO10 5BR.

The survey asks about the following topics:  

·  About a practice or intervention your institution has used to attempt to improve the outcomes and experiences of disabled students. We ask about what you did, who was involved, what resources you required and what your aims and objectives were. 

·  How you measured and evaluated the project, successes, indicators of positive impact, learning, reflections, outcomes and unintended impact. 

·  About you and your organisation

The survey has been designed to save your responses as you go. As long as you use the same computer, you can exit and return to the survey at a later time to complete it.

While we hope that you answer the survey in full, you are free to stop answering questions at any point or skip any questions without an asterisk (* denotes questions that must be answered to continue in the survey). However, the survey submits data at the end of every section so your data may be used even if you do not reach the end of the survey.