Welcome Information

Welcome to the University of Liverpool!

The University is committed to supporting students and will make reasonable adjustments to allow you to concentrate on your studies and support your independence. We hope the following 'things to do' list will make life a little easier for you and support you in the process of obtaining support and reasonable adjustments appropriate to your needs.

You can find out more about the Disability Advice and Guidance Team in our Introductory Leaflet


Things to do:

  • Have you disclosed your disability to the University via your UCAS form or postgraduate application form?


    If you have not yet disclosed your disability, you can choose to do so at any time, by contacting Disability Advice and Guidance. If you any concerns about disclosing your disability, please read the information in our confidentiality and disclosure statement.

  • Did you complete and return your Disability Advice and Guidance Information Form before arriving at University?


    If you have not returned an information form, we would advise you to contact Disability Advice and Guidance, to make an appointment to speak with a Disability Adviser about your support needs.

    If you have returned your information form, you will receive a copy of a Student Support Information Sheet, which will be sent to the Disability & Dyslexia Contact (DDC) within your academic department.

    To assist the academic department in providing reasonable adjustments, we would advise you to give copies of this support sheet to each of your lecturers and tutors.

  • If you think you may have dyslexia / a specific learning difficulty, have you enquired about diagnostic testing?


    You can find information on our dyslexia page.

  • Did you give Consent to Share when you completed your DSA 1 form?


    When you complete your DSA1 form to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances, you will be asked to give 'consent to share'. Consent to share on a DSA1 application form allows information regarding your application for DSA to be shared between Student Finance England/the Student Loans Company, your University, your DSA Needs Assessor and suppliers of equipment.

    Please read our information on Consent to Share.

  • Has your funding body responded authorising a needs assessment?


    If you bring a copy of your letter, confirming you are eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances, to Student Welfare Advice and Guidance, we can arrange for an assessor from an access centre to visit the University for your appointment. If you are not yet studying at the University of Liverpool, you can arrange an appointment at an access centre close to your home. 

    Please note that you do not have to wait for your place at University to be confirmed before booking an appointment for your assessment. You are advised to book an appointment as soon as your funding body has confirmed that you are eligible for DSA.

  • If you have received a needs assessment report back from the needs assessors, have you made a follow up appointment with a Disability Adviser to discuss your report?


    We would advise you to make an appointment with a Disability Adviser as soon as possible.

    Unless a Student Support Information Sheet has already been created for you, prior to your arrival in Liverpool, your support will not be put in place until you have discussed your report with a Disability Adviser.

    If you already have a Student Support Information Sheet, but any subsequent needs assessment report includes additional recommendations, it is also important that you discuss your report with a Disability Adviser.

  • Have you contacted your Disability & Dyslexia Contact (DDC) to discuss your support needs?


    You can find information about the DDC role, together with the names and contact details of every DDC on our Disability & Dyslexia Contacts page.

  • Have you informed Disability Advice and Guidance of any changes to your disability, medical condition/s or contact details?


    If there are any changes, please do contact Disability Advice and Guidance to make an appointment to discuss any changes to your support needs with a Disability Adviser.

  • Would you like the opportunity to meet up with other disabled students?


    Join the Disabled Student Network.

  • Have you arranged your accommodation?


    For further information regarding University accommodation can be found on the accommodation website.