Support for disabled students
The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS) is a friendly and confidential service which provides advice and support for disabled students at the University of Sheffield.
If your previous studies were disrupted
If your disability may have directly affected your academic performance or your ability to meet our published entry requirements, we encourage you to let us know by completing our Disrupted Studies form.
Apply for disability support
You can set up disability support for when you arrive at University, such as support with orientation, exams, workload, placements, accessing campus and taught sessions.
How to provide evidence of your disability
If you’re applying for disability support or Disabled Students’ Allowances you’ll need to provide diagnostic evidence confirming your disability.
Apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
How to apply for DSA to help pay for any extra study-related costs which you incur at University due to a disability (e.g. one-to-one support or specialist software).
Sharing information about your disability
How to tell us you have a disability and what we do with your information
Talk to a current student
To talk to a current disabled student about disability support or University life in general, go to Key Topics > Disabled Students via this link.
Support worker service
An outline of the types of support workers available if you have a disability (e.g. notetakers, sign language interpreters) and who to contact.