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.

If your previous studies were disrupted

What support is available?

An outline of the disability support available and the eligibility criteria. 

What support is available?

Eligibility

Find out if you’re eligible for disability support.

Eligibility

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.

Apply for disability support

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.

How to provide evidence of 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).

Apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)

Sharing information about your disability

How to tell us you have a disability and what we do with your information

Sharing information about your disability 

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.

Talk to a current student 

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.

Support worker service