Who can get disability support
There's no single universal term relating to disability that is accepted by everyone in every situation. When we need to use one or two words to cover all these groups we say ‘disability’ or ‘disabled student’ as an inclusive term to cover all students who are entitled to this support and adjustment for their study.
A wealth of support for study-related needs is readily available for all students, such as support from a tutor with assignments or access to Togetherall, a free online resource for mental health and wellbeing support, and accessible module materials.
For additional specialist services from us you will need to provide supporting evidence of your disability. These services include:
- non-medical help support
- support for services at residential schools
- specialist alternative formats of module materials
- equipment loans
- alternative exam arrangements
You're entitled to support and adjustments to teaching, assessments and study materials and activities if you have:
- a physical or sensory disability
- an ongoing health condition
- an ongoing mental health difficulty
- a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia
- an autistic spectrum condition
- a speech or language difficulty.
If you're still unsure whether you'd be entitled to support, speak to the Disability Support Team - their contact details are in Contacts for disability support.