In 2024 the School of Mathematics and Physics will pilot lower-sensory classes in select courses to assist students with heightened sensitivities to stimuli such as noise, lights, or strong odours.

These classes aim to create a comfortable and inclusive learning environment by minimising distractions and are open to any student who would benefit from a calmer and more predictable atmosphere.

Tutors leading these sessions will receive additional training to have a better understanding of the needs of these students.

To ensure a comfortable environment we have implemented the guidelines below that we kindly ask all enrolled students to adhere to.

Should you find these conditions challenging, we recommend choosing an alternative tutorial, workshop, or practical.

Class guidelines:

  1. Quiet atmosphere: Engage in conversations at a low volume to maintain a tranquil environment.
  2. Silent electronic devices: Keep all electronic devices on silent mode to minimise disruptions.
  3. No food allowed: Please refrain from consuming food during the class to ensure a distraction-free setting.
  4. Restricted beverages: Only bottled water is permitted; kindly avoid bringing other drinks.
  5. Fragrance-free zone: To accommodate sensitivities, refrain from using strong-smelling deodorant, perfume, soap or shampoo.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for everyone.

If you have any concerns, have any feedback, or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact: