Special Needs Office

Disability and carer support

UNE staff are encouraged to read our information about the rights and responsibilities of staff, as well as teaching and assessment strategies for specific disability types.

  • Have you received extra time for exams and/or special provisions at school?
  • Do you have a broken arm or a long illness that is affecting your study?
  • Do you have a health condition or disability that impacts on your study and/or workplace placement?
  • Are you a carer of a relative or friend with special needs and sometimes struggle to get all your uni work done?

The UNE Special Needs Office offers practical assistance and advice to students, who may be affected by an injury, long illness, disability, learning difficulties or other health condition, as well as for students, who are carers of family members with a disability. 

If you think you may benefit from some extra support, you can contact the Special Needs Office to discuss your situation. You can also talk to a special needs contact person at your School. For a list of contacts, please see the Special Needs Contact Network

For more information on how to register and the support we provide, please go to the Disability Support page.

UNE Special Needs Office Registration (You will need your UNE login details to access the form.)

Diversity and equity advice

The University of New England takes the rights of students seriously and is committed to eliminating discrimination and harassment in the University environment by embracing the concept of inclusiveness. Student Equity provides advice on issues relating to harassment, discrimination, vilification (making vicious and defamatory statements) or bullying. Other equity-related matters covered are policy development as well as discrimination prevention and management strategies within UNE.

If you have any equity-related questions, please contact the Special Needs Office on 02 6773 2897 or Student.Equity@une.edu.au.

Please see UNE's Student Equity for more information.