Disability & Equality

The Student Disability Coordinator, Mrs Sheila Smith (sheila.smith@st-annes.ox.ac.uk, Tel: 01865 274840) is available for advice on the practical support available to students with disabilities.

The Student Disability Coordinator works closely, in confidence, with the Senior Tutor, Academic Registrar, Tutors, Medical Professionals and the University Disability Office. For students who have declared a disability you will be invited to a meeting with the Disability Coordinator who will discuss your individual requirements with you. This meeting will usually take place in 1st or 2nd week of Michaelmas term.

If you have a disability and you have not yet declared this (using the Disability Disclosure Form), it is very important that you do so as soon as possible so that the necessary adjustments can be made. If special examination requirements are needed, permission must be sought from the Proctors Office, via the Disability Coordinator well in advance of the exams, therefore we strongly encourage students to declare disability at the start of term so that these arrangements can be put in place. If a student chooses not to inform the College of any requirements related to disability and a matter arises during studies or examinations which we cannot make reasonable adjustments for straight away, then you may have to intermit from your studies, while these arrangements are put in place. If you are in any doubt please speak in confidence to the Student Disability Coordinator.


If you would like to view the Disability Common Framework, please see the Disability Advisory Service website

College Disability Contacts:

Disability Lead: Dr Shannon McKellar Stephen (Senior Tutor; senior.tutor@st-annes.ox.ac.uk; Tel: 01865 274858)

Disability Coordinator: Mrs Sheila Smith (College Disability Coordinator; sheila.smith@st-annes.ox.ac.uk; Tel: 01865 274840)