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Our working methods

For whom are we here?

Pursuant to the Studies Regulation in force as well as JU Rector's Ordinance no. 150, the offer of the JU DSS targets the following three groups of undergraduate/doctoral students:

  1. Holders of a valid disability-degree certificate or an equivalent document (such as a certificate issued by the Social Security Institution ZUS);
  2. Persons chronically ill who are not holders of a disability-degree certificate, whose health status is confirmed by medical documentation furnished at the JU DSS;
  3. Persons whose sudden illness or accident result in their temporary incapacity in terms of full participation in university courses and such circumstances are confirmed by specialist documentation presented at the JU DSS.

Rules of cooperation

Undergraduate/doctoral students should themselves express their willingness to receive support.

Appropriate support is selected by educational advisers in a personal meeting (without third persons).

The date and time of the consultative session should be arranged with an educational adviser in advance by telephone or email.

 Schedule of consultative sessions

The suggested solutions take into account the health and academic circumstances of the undergraduate/doctoral student.

The academic situation is analysed on the basis of a list drafted by the undergraduate/doctoral student of detailed conditions of university course completion as in the following model.

Detailed rules of cooperation with educational advisers.

Medical documentation and the confidentiality principle

  • Medical documentation – All the adaptations requested by the student at the JU DSS are granted on the basis of a meeting with the adviser during which a vital role is played by the medical documentation presented by the student to confirm his/her health difficulties. The file required from the student should include information on the impact of his/her disability/health condition and possible side effects of the medication taken on the fulfillment of his/her obligations as a university student (e.g. presence at lectures and course meetings, issues related to concentration, memory, note-taking, examination stress, required extension of examination time, etc.). Importantly, the medical documentation presented by the student at the JUD SS should be updated and issued by a specialist physician. Should the nature of health difficulties be variable, the student shall be obliged to regularly update his/her file. The medical documentation required in the case of applying for a dean's leave should include information which lets the assessor know which type of a leave is most recommended at any given moment given the applicant's health status and for what duration it should be granted.
  • Confidentiality principle – JUD SS staff cooperate with the students in the process of seeking personalised and optimal solutions and consultative sessions take place under conditions which guarantee privacy. Any information provided during the consultative sessions by the student shall be treated as confidential. Student affairs may be discussed in the working context of the Service team or during professional supervision. The confidentiality principle may be exceptionally lifted when health and life of the student or third parties is at risk. Such circumstances are always communicated to the JU Vice-Rector for Education without delay. By the same token, in case of any doubts as to the adaptations granted to the student, both on the part of the University decision making bodies and students themselves, the advisers shall be obliged to provide the Vice-Rector with all the necessary information concerning the student's circumstances.