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Access for students with disabilities

Useful contacts

The Disability Service

Make an appointment with one of our Disability Advisers to find out about support and funding available to you.


Tel: 01225 385538

Outreach events and activities


We are committed to helping students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties and provide advice and study support for a wide range of students, including those with:

  • specific learning difficulties (eg, dyslexia, dyspraxia)
  • autistic spectrum difficulties (eg, Asperger syndrome)
  • long-term health conditions (eg, arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, CFS/ME, HIV)
  • mental health difficulties (eg, anxiety, depression)
  • mobility difficulties (eg, wheelchair users)
  • sensory impairments (eg, hearing impairment, visual impairment).


Study support

Students with disabilities may be entitled to study support, which can be funded by Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

DSA is given in addition to the standard student finance package that is available to students. DSA is not means-tested and does not need to be repaid.

Once students take up their place at the University, there is a wide range of support available, depending on each student’s particular needs.

Outreach events and activities

Our Widening Particpation Office organises a number of events and activities to enable your pupils to find out more about higher education and how they can be supported while at the University.

We aim to ensure that all our outreach events and activities are accessible to a wide range of students with disabilities. You should email Widening Participation before your students attend if they have particular requirements.