Disability and Wellbeing

Starting university can be a daunting experience for anybody, and if you have additional learning needs you will want to make sure that you will have access to the right support for you. 

We aim to create an inclusive learning environment that makes teaching and learning accessible for all. However, we understand that one size does not always fit all, and therefore have a team of staff who are dedicated to ensuring that bespoke support arrangements are in place where needed. 

Disability Advisers are available at each campus and can help with:

  • Early orientation to the University and campus 
  • Advice and support in applying for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)
  • Implementation of individual reasonable adjustments and non-medical help (e.g. note-taking and study assistance)
  • Diagnostic assessment for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs), such Dyslexia or Dyspraxia 
  • Accessing one-to-one study skills tuition
  • Advice on equipment and software available on campus
  • Arrangement of examination concessions
  • Liaison with academic and other University staff and external agencies
  • Arrangement of other specialist support
  • Arrangement of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)

Care Leavers

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Find out about support available for care leavers

Carers support

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Find out about support available for students with caring responsibilities

Autism support

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Information for students with autism spectrum conditions


Before you arrive

Find out what help will be available when you start university, and how to access support.

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Disabled Students Allowance

How to apply for DSA, and what you can expect following your application

Assessment for specific learning difficulties


Find out about assessment for dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Page under construction. 

Support and advice for students

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Information about accessing support and how to stay healthy at university

Contact us

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Contact the team or book an appointment