Support available

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

Services we provide

  • Assessment of your individual support needs
  • Advising on alternative examination arrangements
  • Assistance in finding personal helpers for reading, scribing, tutoring
  • Initial screening for dyslexia
  • Arranging for Educational Psychologist assessments
  • Support with making an application for Disabled Students' Allowance (for eligible UK students only)
  • Assessments of technology requirements and ongoing technical support
  • Arranging study skills 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