The goal of this Unit is to encourage the inclusion of students with special educational support needs and to promote equal opportunities, driving these students’ skills development, full participation in the university community, and integration into the professional world.
The Attention to Diversity Unit is responsible for evaluating students’ needs and managing and coordinating all actions necessary to ensure equal opportunities for students.
We work in coordination with the Admissions Department, Student Services, the Medical Service, Operations Department, Academic Management, Department Management and faculty in order to offer students the attention that they need during their studies.
To promote universal accessibility at the University’s different campuses.
To provide students with special educational needs with the technical and human resources needed to allow them to make the most of their education.
To raise our community’s awareness by organising days and seminars dedicated to special educational needs.
To train students and faculty on including students with special educational support needs at the University.
To collaborate with support institutions.
The Attention to Diversity Unit (UAD) at Universidad Europea de Madrid provides the necessary support and advice to enable students with special educational support needs to enjoy their university life and have access to equal opportunities.
The Unit works on a case-by-case basis and alongside faculty, the academic coordinator and the student’s mentor to coordinate the appropriate adjustments.
We provide support to students (known as ACNEAE in Spain) with a range of special educational needs. To do so, we evaluate the adjustments we need to take to ensure equal opportunities for all our students
Teacher Training: Training in Attention to diversity and Inclusive education. We have designed a specific and pioneering program for teachers at Universidad Europea, where each teacher can follow their own itinerary in order to meet their training needs. We have created three different levels: A beginner level, an explorer level and an expert level with different courses that cover the training demands teachers may have
Awareness: if we want to promote inclusive education, we must raise awareness and bring the attention to diversity world to our educational community.
IIRR & University Life Vice-rector
International Diversity and Inclusion Day
Journey to Diversity (2018): on the occasion of the International Disability Day, Universidad Europea held “A journey to diversity, let yourself go..” organized and designed by the UAD, in which 150 people participated into different training and awareness activities on the Campus
AMA Conference (2019)
On the occasion of the International Disability Day. AMA (All more accessible) we carried out workshops and round tables on architectural accessibility and, more specifically, on accessibility within the educational spaces.
The training for the teachers at Universidad Europea promotes an inclusive education and this helps to banish fear or lack of information about students with specific needs.