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To: Office of the Independent Adjudicator, Office for Students, the Minister of Education and London South Bank University.

clamp down on disability discrimination in London South Bank University

clamp down on disability discrimination in London South Bank University

Review the processes and practices at London South Bank university relating to how they treat disabled students and staff.

Why is this important?

We are a group of disabled students, who are taking legal action against their university over claims of disability discrimination. Venesha Rose has dyslexia, dyspraxia, cognitive delays, blind in the right eye, and has complex mobility. Penny Heinz has complex mobility and learning disabilities and is a care leaver who has had no education from the age of 10 years old. Natasha Gentles has dyslexia and mental ill health and suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. We have also launched a petition, which has already been signed by hundreds of supporters. The claims we have brought are focused on the failure of London South Bank University to provide the support needed by students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, blindness. Moreover, there is not any coordination between the independent provider and university lecturers working together, which disadvantages the student as their one to one provider may not be within their discipline, thus have no knowledge of the field. This makes it impossible for them to provide comprehensive support that is needed for a disabled student.

How it will be delivered

I have planned to deliver this petition online.


Reasons for signing

  • I have studied at the university and have experienced this as well
  • I have studied at the university and experienced the same thing.
  • I signed because disability discrimination needs to stop and I want to help the vulnerable people.


2019-06-06 21:10:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-06-06 21:05:09 +0100

Hi All,

This is a cause that is close to my heart as I have been affected by this and so has many other students. We would like to thank you all for the support and also provide an update that to date the university has not worked to the education plan or DDS in fact our work is due in 12 days and they have inform: no advice will be given we should await a response to the complaint that takes up 28 days.

2019-06-06 14:20:29 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-06-06 09:52:31 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-06-06 07:24:54 +0100

10 signatures reached