Who we can support

Disabled students make up more than 15% of the University's student population. Our focus is on ensuring that all students have equal access to their course and to the many opportunities and facilities available at the University.


If you have a long-term impairment or condition that has an impact on your studies, we can arrange academic support and adjustments.

These impacts - and the barriers that people might encounter on a course - vary significantly, but could be in one or more of the following areas:

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

We can offer support if you: 

  • have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD)/learning difference like dyslexia or dyspraxia
  • have a mental health condition like depression or an anxiety disorder
  • have a long standing illness or health condition like epilepsy or chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • are autistic 
  • have a neurodevelopmental condition like AD(H)D
  • have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty
  • are blind or partially sighted
  • are D/deaf or hearing impaired
  • have a speech, language or communication difficulty (e.g. a stammer)

This isn't an exhaustive list. If you have an impairment or condition and you're not sure if support is available to you, please get in touch with us to discuss this further.


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