Disability Support

If you have a disability, medical condition, or specific learning difficulty, we strongly encourage you to contact the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS). Telephone 0114 2221303: e-mail – disability.info@sheffield.ac.uk

EXAMS:  If you are a student who believes you require alternative arrangements for exams as a result of a disability/SpLD, you must contact the DDSS to to make sure these plans are in place by the deadline end of Week 6.

The DDSS is a confidential and friendly service which offers a range of support, including:

  • Liaising with academic staff and central services about disabled students’ support needs
  • Helping students to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances
  • Organising support workers, e.g. note takers, readers, library support, scribes, interpreters
  • Advising on specialist equipment and technology
  • Referring dyslexic students for study skills support, at the English Language Teaching Centre
  • Referring students who think that they might be dyslexic for diagnostic assessments with an
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Putting students in contact with local and national external agencies who offer support and advice to disabled people on specific issues
  • Formalising alternative arrangements for examinations and assessments, e.g. extra time in examinations; reasonable adjustments to assessment tasks; or alternative assessment formats.

The Disability Liaison Officer in The Department of Mechanical Engineering is Miss Keira Sweet: k.sweet@sheffield.ac.uk