Design Academy of Fashion Student Support Services

Design Academy of Fashion Student Support Services

Learner representatives are elected by their peers on an annual basis and the Learner Representative Committee is governed by the learners and acts as an independent voice. DAF encourages communication by supporting open and transparent channels of feedback.

The learner representative council is responsible to keep a record of any grievances learners might have. These will be brought before the Quality committee who will then address any pressing issues as well as make provision for any long-term decisions to be made. Learner Grievances will be recorded in the minutes as well as in the Quality Assurance forms filled in twice a year. The Academic Support Unit deals with any academic-related issues that a student may have. This includes any support that the lecturers have identified whether for individual learners, or groups of learners. DAF is committed to encouraging healthy living in all aspects of student life. For this purpose, the Academic Support Unit is also responsible for making recommendations in cases of psychological or health issues that have been identified as a result of behaviour or information received via the student themselves or their parents. DAF will fully support any student who is diagnosed with health or psychological conditions as far as possible. DAF has access to a qualified Psychologist who will charge a minimal fee. In as far as possible, DAF will accommodate learners with disabilities.

Unfortunately, the current premises do not allow for wheelchair access. For further information on DAF policies on disability, Health and

Wellness and Student support, refer to the relevant policies, which will be provided at the beginning of the academic year to each student, or on request.