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Online exams 2020/21 - FAQs and advice

We have provided FAQs and advice for online exams in 2020-2021

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.

Funding for students with disabilities

We also provide information about additional funding such as Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and we offer a dyslexia screening and diagnostic service.

Only students who live in the UK can apply for DSA. The Republic of Ireland also has a fund for students with disabilities. If you are eligible for support but do not have access to this funding, we will assess your needs and make sure you have the appropriate support,

Showing you have a disability

You need to show medical evidence of your disability before we can put support in place for you at the University. You also need medical evidence to make an application for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA).

The evidence 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 written 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 this evidence but you received support at school, please send or show us a copy of your school support profile or details of any adjustments you received such as extra time in exams.

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

Key information

Disability Service