Besides the fact that there is a variety of rights for students with a disability there are, of course, also duties and responsibilities involved. Here is a list of some of the duties and responsibilities:

  • Make your disability timely known at your course programme by informing your study career counsellor
  • Make your disability known to the teachers, to your class and to the project groups if this is important for attending classes, taking part in assignments and in projects.
  • Do not delay in putting in a request for necessary provisions. Do this at the beginning of your study or during your study if the disability arises then.
  • Provide recognised medical proof or proof of Dyslexia or Dyscalculia.
  • Timely report changes in your disability to your study career counsellor and give notice if it appears that new provisions are required.
  • Seek help at your study career counsellor or at the Student counsellor if unforeseen circumstances arise or when you encounter problems.
  • Try to find a student buddy in your class who can help you and who can also inform you of diverse information which may be of importance.
  • Make a complaint to your study career counsellor or to the Student counsellor if the allocated provisions are not facilitated properly
  • Be aware that, in higher education programmes, students are expected to act independently and to be aware of their own responsibilities. In each course of study skills such as taking initiative, working together, written and oral communication, being able to distinguish the difference between main points and side issues, and being capable of planning and structuring the study are essential.
  • Realise that each study programmes requires working hard, a great amount of reading and working together in project groups. This may involve greater effort and dedication of a student with a disability.