Supporting students on field trips - Creating an accessible curriculum - University of Derby

Supporting students on field trips

How do you meet the needs of students who have visual, hearing or other impairments when required to do so on field trips?

  • Have arrangements been made to manage all health and safety matters?
  • Is there a procedure, prior to each visit, for guidance to be given regarding specific hazards in relation to particular disabilities?
  • Has a risk assessment been completed?
  • Has sufficient time been allowed to move around the site and from site to site?
  • What communication strategies will be used to maximise student opportunity to see, hear and participate in the activities?
  • Do the designated locations and field sites present specific challenges for particular disabilities? If they do are alternative locations available that may replicate the learning experience, or alternative activities providing that enable the student to meet the intended learning outcomes?

What's Happening ...

Programme Performance Checks

Staff development sessions to help programme teams prepare for the new Programme Performance Checks are available at the different campus sites as listed below.

These are drop in sessions and you are asked to bring your own laptop.

4 October (Kedleston Road B117 08:30-12.30 and B105 12:15-17:30)

6 October (Britannia Mill BMLG05 & Buxton Campus DO/121b 08:30-12:30 DO/116d 12:15-17:00)

10 October (Kedleston Road S104 08:30-17:30)

11 October (Britannia Mill BM114 08:30-12:30 BM120 12:15-17:30 & Buxton Campus room DO/111a 08:30-17:30)