Our principles

The assistance we provide is underpinned by the following key principles:

  • That the University will give students with a disability the opportunity to realise their academic and social potential and to participate fully in University life;
  • The University of Sydney will uphold the academic standards of each degree and discipline so that all students graduate with the skills and knowledge expected of a graduate of the award conferred;
  • Assistance provided by us seeks to minimise the impact of a disability on a student’s studies, but also to maximise a student’s independence and to provide skills that they will be able to carry beyond tertiary education into employment and day-to-day life;
  • We seeks to provide services that support the University of Sydney’s commitment to meeting its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth), the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Commonwealth).