Resources for students with support needs

We have compiled the list of resources below to help students with support needs who are considering studying or working abroad during their studies to research their options.

Dyslexia and Disability Support Service

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) offers advice on local laws and customs for 225 countries, including specific advice for people with disabilities.

The Disabled Students Committee Facebook page

The Staff and Disability Network page.

Articles and blogs

Top 5 Tips for Students with Physical Disabilities Studying Abroad

A Guide to Studying in the U.S. for International Students with Disabilities

My Experience of Studying Abroad with a Disability

Mental health abroad

Student Access to Mental Health Support (SAMHS)

Big White Wall

Sheffield IAPT

Counselling Service self help resources

FCO advice on travel and mental health


Embracing Homesickness

The Dreaded Homesickness: How I Coped and Overcame It

How Not To Cope With Time Difference

Making Friends During Your Year Abroad

Making Friends Abroad


Global Opportunities: Students with Support Needs and Mental Health abroad workshop

  • Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019
  • Time: 2 - 3:30pm
  • Location: Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 3

This event is open to allies and we welcome interested students and members of staff to attend.

Download a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation.