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New advice service to benefit disabled students

A new advice service is to help disabled students from the Banbury area who are thinking about going to university.

PRLog - Oct. 8, 2012 - The Oxford Access Centre, run by Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, has launched an outreach service from the college’s Banbury campus in Broughton Road.

The centre provides study needs assessments for any student applying for a Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA). The allowance can fund extra support or equipment that will help students to succeed on their chosen course.

Previously students from the Banbury area applying for a DSA had to travel to Oxford, Northampton or Coventry for assessment.

Sally Dicketts, principal of OCVC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_and_Cherwell_Valley_College), said: “The team at the Oxford Access Centre provide advice and support to help disabled students make the next step into higher education. By providing access to funding, they can also help to remove the barriers that people face.

“We are committed to ensuring that such services are as accessible as possible and are pleased to be launching the outreach service from the OCVC Banbury campus (http://www.ucas.com/students/choosingcourses/choosinguni/...). We hope that this will make it easier for disabled students from the area to access the help on offer.”

The service is open to any disabled person wanting to apply to higher education and is offered by appointment only by calling 01865 551811 or emailing oxfordaccesscentre@ocvc.ac.uk.


For more information please contact: Jonathan Goode, PR Officer, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, on 01865 551890 or JGoode@ocvc.ac.uk

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