Find out if you’re eligible for disability support whilst at University.


You may be eligible for disability support if you have an impairment or condition which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

In an academic context, ‘everyday activities’ can mean study-related tasks like:

  • sitting exams
  • attending classes
  • taking notes in class
  • delivering presentations
  • reading, planning and writing assignments

We can support you if you: 

  • have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD
  • have a mental health condition such as depression or an anxiety disorder
  • have a long standing illness or health condition such as asthma, epilepsy or chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • have an autism spectrum condition
  • are blind or partially sighted
  • have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty 
  • are deaf or hard of hearing
  • have a speech, language or communication difficulty (e.g. a stammer)

If you have an impairment or condition that has an impact on your studies but isn’t covered here, please contact us to discuss what support we can offer you.

Contact DDSS

To find out what support is available to you, visit: 

To apply for disability support, visit:

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