Page 1: About the consultation

Thank you for agreeing to take part in the Disabled Students' Commission's formal consultation on the Disabled Student Commitment

The Disabled Student Commitment is a call to the sector and its bodies to make the step change that is required to create a more inclusive higher education environment for disabled students. The commitment calls on Higher Education Providers (HEPs) and Government, funders, agencies, regulators and professional, statutory and regulatory bodies to look at what they can currently do, what innovative practice they can share, and how they can change.

The Commitment does not seek to replicate or replace legal duties, but asks organisations to do more by focussing on how they can improve the disabled student experience.

The Disabled Students’ Commission (referred to as the DSC throughout) is an independent and strategic group set up to advise, inform and influence HEPs and sector bodies to improve support for disabled students. 

How to respond to the consultation

We recommend having the Disabled Student Commitment open on another tab or screen, or printed out, so that you can refer to it throughout the survey. 

Responses should be received by noon on 9 December 2022

You can choose to 'save and continue' at any point, but to enable this feature you will need to provide your email address. You will be emailed a unique link which you can use to return to your survey at a later stage. 

Any opinions expressed which are taken into consideration as part of this consultation will not be attributed to an individual person or organisation. 

If you have any questions about this consultation or need assistance with the consultation response form, please contact us by emailing Please note that this email should not be used to submit your consultation response.