Disability service

The disability service can provide a range of support and advice whether you are a prospective, new or current student.

We offer practical support and advice for a wide range of disabilities including specific learning difficulties; unseen disabilities such as epilepsy, asthma or diabetes; physical or sensory disabilities; Asperger's syndrome; chronic medical conditions and mental health problems.

Showing you have a disability

You need to show us medical evidence before we can put support in place for you at the University. This should be from a suitably qualified medical professional, such as an educational psychologist, GP or consultant. It should:

  • be typed on headed paper, signed and dated
  • be from within the past six months
  • give the date of any diagnosis and details on the diagnosis
  • indicate that it has been a longstanding condition and/or it is or is expected to be a long-term condition
  • state that it is likely to impact on your studies, and explain how.

If you do not have evidence but received support at school, please show or send us a copy of your school support profile or details of any adjustments you received such as extra time in exams.

Support for your disability

We offer a range of information, advice and support for students with disabilities:

  • dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLD)
  • mobility difficulties
  • deaf or hard of hearing students
  • blind or partially sighted students
  • mental health difficulties
  • autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • unseen disabilities
  • exam adjustments.