Welcome to the University of Otago. Some of you may have been here for several years; others of you may be new students or thinking about studying at Otago. Whatever your situation, you are sure to find useful information contained within this website.
Students using Disability Information & Support (DI&S) do not need to see themselves as 'disabled' in order to receive support. DI&S recognises that students with depression and other mental health conditions, specific learning difficulties, medical conditions, chronic illness, temporary injuries, visual, hearing, and mobility impairments, as well as those who are Deaf, may require additional resources or assistance while studying.
Because you are an individual with your own requirements, our services are organised around meeting those, rather than focusing on the type of impairment or condition you might have.
We do not want you to feel this website is the last word on the services and resources the University of Otago offers. If something is not mentioned here, do not assume that it is unavailable. Remember that the key to successful study is to plan ahead, check out the facilities, ask for assistance where needed, and to do so early!
Good luck for the year.
Head of Service