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Disability and Learning Difficulty Support

Accessing Support

The University of Suffolk aims to create an environment which is accessible for students with any disability. This includes specific learning differences, sensory impairment, long-term medical conditions and/or mental ill health.

Staff are available throughout the year and will be happy to discuss your support needs. We aim to offer relevant, tailored support and advice which will help you to achieve your potential.

We recommend that you contact Student Services as soon as possible to make an appointment, where you can discuss support arrangements with an adviser. With your input, support arrangements are identified and put in place using a Reasonable Adjustment Agreement (RAA). Find more detailed information about Reasonable adjustments here

Download the Code of Practice on Reasonable Adjustments for Students.

Staff can also advise of eligibility for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). More information is available at YourDSA.

Your disability and wellbeing adviser can arrange the following:

  • Advice and support in applying for Disabled Students' Allowances
  • Individual reasonable adjustments
  • Arrangement of tailored support including Non-Medical Help (NMH) e.g. Note-taking, Study Assistance and/or Mentoring (please see: NMH Support  for more information)
  • Diagnostic assessment for Specific Learning Differences
  • One-to-one study skills tuition
  • Advice on equipment and access
  • Exam concessions
  • Liaison with academic and other university staff and external agencies
  • Counselling

The University of Suffolk is committed to inclusive learning and teaching and encourages all students who might need additional support because of a disability to contact We have a Disability Statement which can also be sent to you on request or viewed here: 

We recommend that you inform student services of any specific requirements on application and/or enrolment so that we can ensure support is in place and ready for the start of your course.

In addition to this, we understand that personal circumstances may change during your time at university. If this happens you can approach Student Services to discuss how a recent diagnosis or short-term illness may be affecting your studies. We work with each individual to discuss, advise and identify the best support package to help people succeed in their studies.



University of Suffolk (Ipswich Campus) 

Appointments can be booked via the telephone (01473 338833) or by emailing the student support inbox  

Appointments can be scheduled to be face to face, virtual or via telephone.  

The designated safeguarding leads at the Ipswich Campus are:  


Open the links below to find out how to contact the support services at our other campus locations.