We are commited to ensuring that all students settle into their University accommodation as quickly and safely as possible. We therefore encourage all prospective and current students to disclose any additional requirements when applying for University accommodation.
Help and advice
For general advice and in the first instance, please contact the Disability Advice Centre. They have a wide range of experience in supporting disabled students, those with specific learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and other additional support needs.
If you are eligible to apply online for your accommodation preferences, you may do so from the relevant date. However, we cannot guarantee to arrange appropriate support if you do not make adequate disclosure of disability or medical history, in writing, when you apply.
If you wish to notify us of specific medical conditions and/or physical disabilities that should be taken into consideration during the allocation process, you should complete and return the Additional Requirements Application Form.
We can offer a range of study bedrooms for students with disabilities and other additional requirements within several of our accommodation complexes. These include rooms designed for wheelchair users and for students whose disability requires additional space for special equipment.
We recognise that in exceptional cases, students who are severely disabled or suffer from mental health disability or severe medical impairment could not attend University unless they are offered University Accommodation. We will consider such applicants recommended by the University Medical Centre or the Student Support Services in accordance with our policies and subject to suitable accommodation being available.
As part of our emergency evacuation procedures, we will ensure that all students, staff and visitors are able to leave their accommodation safely at all times of day or night.