The European Faculty of Law provides students with special needs and special status with appropriate adjustments to the study process to ensure their equal participation and inclusion in all processes at the faculty. In this way, the faculty ensures equal rights and accessibility to information available to the public.
Students who are blind, partially sighted or have a visual impairment, are deaf or hard of hearing, have speech and language impairments or deficits in specific areas of learning, are physically handicapped, have a long-term illness, have an autistic spectrum disorder, or have psychosocial difficulties may be granted the status of a student with special needs in the study process at the New University. Students who demonstrate significant achievements in the field of sport, art and culture or participate in (regional) international competitions or are parents of children who are not yet of school age may acquire a special status in the study process at New University (status of student athlete and coach, status of student artist and cultural worker, status of student parent until the start of compulsory schooling of children and status of student participating in (regional) international competitions).
Students with special needs and special status at the European Faculty of Law are entitled to special benefits in accordance with the Rules on Students with Special Needs and Special Status at the New University. The Rules regulate the conditions for obtaining the status of a student with special needs and special student status, the procedure for obtaining the status of a student with special needs and special student status, and the possible adaptations to the environment and the manner of study and the performance of study obligations at the member faculties of the New University.
To exercise the rights arising from the defined rules, students must apply to the Faculty via the Student Information System (VIS). The Academic committee of the European Faculty of Law decides on a student’s application for special needs student status or special student status.
In specific cases, the faculty enables individual procedures that are based on coordination of individual student’s needs on one side and characteristics of a single study programme on the other. The support in the field of enrolment, introduction into the study process, adjustment of study materials and study support to students with special needs is provided by the Faculty’s Student Office.
Head of Student Affairs Office: Suzana Dejić
The Career Centre of the New university also provides various forms of individual assistance to students with special needs and special status. It offers individual career counselling, support in choosing a study programme, support in the introduction to the study process, assistance in preparing a career plan, various free workshops for acquiring additional skills, visits to work environments, presentations by employers, assistance in the transition to employment (preparation of a written presentation, preparation of an innovative presentation to the employer) and other activities.
Head of the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University: Inga Pikl
The European Faculty of Law offers the possibility to further individualize the study process by publishing videos of the lectures in the e-classroom. This type of accessible study material represents an exceptional opportunity for those students who are building a “dual career” (i.e. in addition to their studies, they have significant achievements in the fields of sport, arts and culture or participate in international competitions), who face the challenges of parenthood in addition to their studies, or who, due to certain disabilities, have the status of a student with special needs. The availability of recorded lectures increases the flexibility of study and the possibility to adapt the pace of learning to the individual’s needs. Our experience shows that in many cases the average learning time is reduced, and the learning outcomes are improved because the student benefits from:
- Unrestricted access to lecture videos and electronic learning material,
- interactive participation in selected discussions and debates at selected times,
- individual monitoring of academic progress,
- and the possibility to adjust the font size and volume of the recordings for students with visual or hearing impairments.