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. 

Here at the University of Suffolk, we aim to create an inclusive learning environment that makes teaching 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. 

The Disability and Wellbeing team sits within students services, and aims to support students throughout their university experience. The team is made up of disability and mental health advisers, disability and wellbeing advisers, specialist assessors and a pool of specialist support staff. 

They can help with:

  • Advice and support in applying for Disabled Students' Allowances
  • Implementation of individual reasonable adjustments
  • Arrangement of tailored support including non-medical help (e.g. note-taking, study assistance and/or mentoring)
  • Diagnostic assessment for Specific Learning Differences
  • One-to-one study skills tuition
  • Advice on equipment and access
  • Arrangement of examination concessions
  • Liaison with academic and other University staff and external agencies
  • Arrangement of other specialist support

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


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.

History boat trip

Disabled Students Allowance

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

Assessment for specific learning difficulties

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

Current Students


Information about accessing support and how to stay healthy at university

Book an appointment


Contact the team or book an appointment