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Explanatory Memorandum to Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Article 28 Discrimination against disabled students and prospective students

59.This Article makes it unlawful for institutions to discriminate against students who have disabilities in their admission, expulsion or suspension arrangements and in the services they provide to students.

60.Only services provided wholly or mainly for students (described as “student services”) are covered by these duties. The Department for Employment and Learning has the power to make regulations to set out which services are covered. (Article 27(2)).

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