Disability support is available if you’re living with one or more disabilities. That might be:
- Dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difficulty
- Long-term health condition (12 months or more) such as diabetes
- Mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or schizophrenia
- Physical or sensory impairment
- Autism Spectrum condition, including Asperger’s Syndrome
If you have a disability, health need or support-related accommodation requirement, let us know – even if Birmingham is your insurance choice.
It means we can aim to meet any accommodation requirements you have, and make sure you get access to extra funding or other support as soon as possible.
Contact Disability Services at intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/disability
Tell us your requirements when you apply for accommodation online at
Frequently Asked Questions
What funding support is available to students in University Accommodation?
As a student living in University Accommodation, you may be eligible to have the difference in costs covered, pending an assessment from Disability Services, based on your individual needs.
Should you leave the accommodation prior to the end of your contract, you may be liable for a month in lieu OR for the remaining overall cost, and you would forgo any further University contribution payments.
I would like to live in Partner Accommodation. Is funding still available to me?
If you make a preferred choice to live in partner accommodation, you may be eligible to have the difference in costs covered, pending an assessment from Disability Services, based on your individual needs.
Should you leave the accommodation prior to the end of your contract, you would then be liable for the overall cost, and you would forgo any further University contribution payments.
What type of accommodation adaptations could be available to me?
We endeavour to provide a wide range of support, all determined on a case by case basis upon registration with Disability Services and filling out the ‘Additional Requirements’ section of your accommodation application form.
Adaptations and types of support in the past have included:
- Prioritisation for en-suite, self-catered, close to campus or ground floor rooms
- Mini fridge in your room for personal medication and/or specialist food
- Visual alarm and doorbells for Deaf or Hard of Hearing students
- Physical adaptations, such as power assisted doors
Can I visit the accommodation before I move in?
Aside from our Accommodation Open Day and University Open Days, where we have lots of bedrooms open, you can also visit us for a ‘Taster Stay’.
Taster stays let you spend a few hours or stay overnight in accommodation during the summer, to help you see how it feels. Contact Living for more information.