Student support information sheet

A student support information sheet (SSIS) is the document that details your recommended reasonable adjustments (i.e. your support) for your studies, in consultation with you. With your consent, your SSIS will be shared with appropriate members of staff, to enable your support to be implemented.

The SSIS can list recommendations covering all areas of University life, including:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Exams
  • Library
  • Accommodation
  • Placements
  • Practical/lab sessions.

Who has access to your student support information sheet?

Your SSIS will also be sent to your departmental disability contact as well as being made available to all relevant staff teaching you and your Supervisors (if applicable).  Where appropriate staff members can access it via their electronic class lists - there is a small icon next to your name on their class list, which indicates that you have an SSIS.

Additionally, your SSIS will be sent to other relevant University colleagues. For example, if you have support recommended for exams or the library, it will be sent to the appropriate staff contact in the exams team or library.

We also encourage you to e-mail/ give a copy of your student support information sheet to your lecturers/ tutors, as this can provide a good opportunity to talk to them about your support needs.

How to update your student support information sheet

If a minor change is required, for example, you have changed course, you should contact Disability Advice and Guidance and ask that your student support information sheet is updated.

If you require a change to your recommended reasonable adjustments, you should make an appointment to speak to a member of Disability Advice and Guidance.

Further support

If you require any further help with your student support information sheet, you should initially contact your departmental disability contact.  It is their responsibility to liaise with school/ departmental colleagues to ensure that you are able to access the recommended reasonable adjustments within the academic environment.


Speak to a Disability coach

If you are unable to find the answer to your query on our web pages, please visit our Disability Coaches drop-in during term time from 11am-3pm in the Alsop Building, University Square (no appointment needed).