Disability Advice and Guidance
The Disability Advice and Guidance Team is responsible for the co-ordination of support for disabled students and provides a specialist guidance and support service for all prospective and current students.
We provide support and advice to students with a wide range of impairments. This can include, but is not limited to:
- Visual Impairments
- Hearing Impairments
- Physical Impairments and Mobility Issues
- Medical Conditions which may be long term or progressive (e.g. epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome)
- Mental Health Difficulties
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) e.g. Asperger's Syndrome.
- Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia)
Click on the links above to download leaflets about the support we offer for each condition or impairment.
Contact the Disability Advice and Guidance Team for:
- Confidential one to one appointments
- Weekly drop-in and DSA help sessions
- Assistance with obtaining funding to support disability-related study needs, e.g. Disabled Students' Allowance
- Identification of individual reasonable adjustments
- Arrangements for study needs assessments
- Loan of specialist equipment and software
- Creation of student support documents
- Liaison with academic and other University departments to communicate & implement reasonable adjustments
- Referrals to external partners
- Access to Independent Specialist Support Tutors
- Provision of study assistants, e.g. note takers, mentors, library assistants
- Organisation/facilitation of the Disabled Student Network forum
Student Services provide a confidential service. You can find out more by downloading our Confidentiality Information leaflet.
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