Students with disabilities

Settling into life as a student with a disability can be daunting, but there is a range of support to help you get the most out of this exciting time.

My Degree and My Disability

Read about the experiences of Eve, an English Literature graduate who was born visually impaired.

Read Eve's blog

Access the Student Disability Service

If you have not already done so, we strongly encourage you to tell us about any disabilities you have (including long-term mental or physical health conditions and autistic spectrum conditions). This will ensure we can understand your needs and discuss any support you might need with you, and put a Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) in place where appropriate. We encourage you to tell us about your disabilities as early as possible, even if you don't think you will need any support to begin with.

Welcome to the Student Disability Service

We know that accessing evidence may be difficult at the current time, due to COVID-19, however we would encourage you to talk to us early on even if you don't think that you have the necessary evidence.

Access the Student Disability Service

Disability and Mental Health Students Association (DAMSA)

DAMSA is a free-to-join association at the Guild of Students which provides representation and support for all students who identify as having a physical, mental, developmental and/or learning disability. They arrange social and networking events, represent students and raise awareness to create a welcoming environment for all students. Find out more on the DAMSA page.

Other student groups

There are a wide range of student groups available at the Guild of Students, including societies and volunteering groups relating to health conditions, mental health, and disabilities. For example you may be interested in the Autism Society, Insulin Appreciation, Beat UoB, and Headucate.

Campus accessibility

You can use the links on our disability access page to find accessibility reports for buildings on campus, and you can download the MyUoB app to access campus maps on your phone.

Online Registration

Alternative arrangements can be made for students who are unable to complete Online Registration due to a disability. Please phone on +44 (0)121 414 9009 or submit an online enquiry.


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