Disability advice

Contact Us

Student Services Centre
4 West
University of Bath

Call us: +44 (0)1225 383838

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We provide confidential advice, guidance and information services to students with disabilities/impairments, long term health conditions and specific learning differences. 

Who can get support?

You can get information, advice and support if you have a disability, including but not limited to:

  • autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
  • dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties
  • mental health conditions
  • mobility impairments
  • sensory impairments
  • unseen disabilities and medical conditions

This list is not exhaustive - we may be able to provide support for difficulties lasting twelve months or more.

Financial support

If you are a UK student, study support can be funded by Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). DSA is paid in addition to the standard student finance package that is available if students are studying full-time or part-time. DSA is not means tested and does not need to be repaid.

If you are a EU or international student the DSA is not available to you, so please do make contact with the Disability Service well in advance of starting at Bath so they can help.

Support while you study

Once you have started your course, there is a wide range of support available, depending on your particular needs. The Disability Service offers a confidential service and can help you through processes and implement the recommended support such as alternative exam arrangements, support workers or equipment.

Please contact the Disability Service to find out more about support that might be available and how it may be funded.

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Support groups

The Students' Union supports a student-run group for all students with any sort of disability, medical condition or learning difference - or with an interest in learning more about them.