How to access disability support for your studies

We firstly require evidence of your disability in order to put appropriate support in place for you.

We'll contact you for this evidence if you've declared a disability on your application form and accepted a place at the University of Liverpool over the summer period.

If you have not provided evidence before you start studying, we can accept it at any time during your studies.

When we receive your evidence, we will reply to you by email initially to explain next steps e.g. meeting with a Disability Adviser.

Evidence we need

It is your responsibility to obtain suitable evidence and the University is not able to cover any associated costs. If acquiring evidence is going to leave you in financial hardship, you may be eligible to apply to the University hardship fund.

Evidence should be in the format of either:

It must be written in English and signed and dated by a medical professional.

The documentation also needs to have been recently provided; i.e. within the last 12 months for fluctuating disabilities, and within the last three years for a permanent disability unless the situation changes.

The following video shows what medical documentation you need to provide.

Registered students: Please upload your evidence document(s) to the Student Services HUB, via “Your Documents”. 

 

Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)

Please note that we are unable to accept ‘Form 8’ JCQ forms, results of a dyslexia screening test or letters detailing exam arrangements from schools/exam boards as evidence, as these are not full diagnostic assessments for higher education purposes.

We require an educational psychologist’s or specialist teacher’s report, which adheres to the guidance outlined in suitable tests for the assessment of specific learning difficulties in higher education

 

If you do not have a diagnostic assessment

We would advise you to contact an appropriately qualified assessor and arrange a date for an assessment. The University does not undertake these assessments, nor can we make recommendations, but we are able to provide you with information about organisations/individuals who meet the University of Liverpool’s supporting evidence requirements. List of local assessors:

Sally Ann Morrison

Adult Dyslexia Consulting Ltd


Tel: 07931 618858


E-mail: sallyann.dyslexia@gmail.com


SpLD diagnostic assessments offered

Web: http://www.adultdyslexiaco nsulting.org.uk/
Giselle Hope

Email: gisellehope@tiscali.co.uk


Tel: 07876 026438


SpLD diagnostic assessments offered 

 

ADHD Foundation

(Neurodiversity charity)

Email:  info@adhdfoundation.org.uk

Tel:For service enquiries please call 0151 541 9020

ADHD screening, following the screen, the Foundation can refer you to the NHS pathway or to a private Consultant for a diagnosis. 

Web: https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/
Dr Yates

Email: dryates@ypspsychology.com


Tel: 07762 933275


SpLD diagnostic assessments offered

Web: https://www.ypspsychology. com/
Kath Williams

Email: Kathwilliams@me.com


Tel: 07961453992


SpLD diagnostic assessments offered

Web: https://kathwilliamsdyslexia. co.uk/about/
EGS - Siobhain Murray

E-mail: Siobhain@egs.org.uk
Tel: 01422 372222

SpLD diagnostic assessments offered

ADHD traits assessments can also be included at an additional charge (if appropriate), please note this is not a diagnosis of ADHD.

Please put ‘Liverpool University Student’ as the subject of the email

Web: www.egs.org.uk

Istraker Consultants

Liverpool based 

Email: Admin@istrakerconsultants.co.uk

Tel: 0151 2445419 

ADHD Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment offered

Web: http://www.ishbelstraker.co.uk/

Jan Crittenden

E-mail: jan.crittenden@gmail.com

Tel: 07515667214

SpLD diagnostic assessments offered

 

Denis Nugent

 

Email: denis.nugent@btinternet.com 

Tel: 07842023894 or 01704469760

SpLD diagnostic assessments offered 

 

If you are enquiring about an assessment with alternative providers to those detailed above, please ensure
• They are a chartered psychologist or have a SpLD practicing certificate
• They are aware of the Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment Standards Committee’s (SASC) Guidelines.
To search for a specialist teacher in your local area please go to the patoss website to register for free.

Following your assessment, upload a copy of your report to the Student Services HUB via “Your Documents”.

What happens next?

On receipt of your assessment we will draft a Student Support Information Sheet (SSIS) which lists your recommended adjustments, including exam adjustments and with your consent this will be shared with members of staff to implement this support.

Help to pay for a SpLD assessment

Registered students can access the University’s diagnostic assessment fund.   All eligible students can reclaim up to a maximum of £300 per student towards these costs.

Please note that the 2021/22 fund is now closed to undergratuate students. The closing date for 2021/22 postgraduate students is the 16th July 2022.

The diagnostic assessment fund re-opens to students registered for the academic year 2022/23 on 26th September 2022.

SpLD Diagnostic claim form 

Registered students: Please upload your evidence document(s) to the Student Services HUB, via “Your Documents”. 

 

 

 


Speak to a Disability Advice & Guidance advisor

If you are unable to find the answer to your query on our web pages, please email disteam@liverpool.ac.uk. Alternatively, if you are a registered student book a quick enquiry call back in the Student Services hub.