Information for disabled students


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Disability can mean different things for different people. It may include you, even if you don't consider yourself to be disabled. If you have study support needs related to a disability, including dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, mental health difficulties, autism, Asperger's syndrome, or other health conditions, we are here to help you.

What we offer

The range of support and assistance that we can provide for disabled students.

Disabled Students' Allowances

An explanation of the Disabled Students’ Allowances, and how to go about applying for them.

Provision of non-medical helpers

You may be entitled to assistance from support workers to include note-takers, readers, library help, and mentors.

Assistive technology

The university has a suite of assistive technology systems to enable disabled students to carry out their studies and achieve their academic goals

Disclosing a disability

The disability and learning support disclosure, consent and data protection statement.

Evidence of a disability

What medical or other evidence is required by the University. 

Reasonable adjustments (including exam arrangements)

Adjustments can be made for students with disabilities, including specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia, mental health difficulties, autism or Asperger's and other health conditions.

Useful forms   

Download and fill out the forms you will need to register with and get support from us.

What to expect at university

Although written primarily for students with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome, any student may find this document useful.

How to find us

Directions and photographs of the routes and buildings.


Contact details for the service.

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We are moving.  For more information please see our services update webpage


There are weekly drop in sessions for current students commencing 22 September. Please be aware that appointments will be for 10 minutes only.

Disability services, Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm

Mental Health service, Fridays 1.30-3.30pm

Learning Support service, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm

If you would like to meet with an advisor at any of the drop in sessions, please report to The Student Hub.

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We also welcome your comments on university internal communications in general. Email the team or pick up the phone 0121 414 6680. You can also tweet us. Whichever way you decide to get in touch we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you have a technical question you can contact our IT colleagues as they are much better at that stuff than we are!