Accessibility and equality programme for students
The purpose of this programme is to identify the goals and define the measures for promoting accessibility in studies and the learning environment as well as the equal treatment of students.
The goal of the measures is to promote the equality of all students at Laurea University of Applied Sciences as well as the physical, psychological, social and pedagogical accessibility of functions and facilities in a target-oriented, systematic manner throughout studies.
The programme guides the operations in coordination with Laurea’s ethical guidelines, rules and regulations, the staff’s equality and non-discrimination plan and the students guidance and counselling plan.
The programme is based on the following principles
Laurea does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying.
A person or a group of people will not be treated unequally by anyone based on an opinion, characteristic or background. At Laurea, we respect students’ culture and religion.
The goal is to establish mutually respectful interaction and a positive atmosphere by accepting diversity. We do not tolerate behaviour that is against the law, agreements or good manners.
Students are treated equally and non-discriminatingly throughout their study paths.
Equal and non-discriminating treatment and services are realised through the joint electronic entrance examinations of universities of applied sciences, the development of physical and digital learning environments and the improvement of teaching, counselling and student services. The individual needs of students and alternative implementation methods are taken into consideration in the activities.
Laurea is an accessible and tolerant place to study.
The facilities, electronic systems, learning environments, teaching methods and atmosphere of the higher education institution enable the inclusion and equality of students with diverse personal characteristics and life situations. Laurea is a culturally sensitive and tolerant higher education institution.