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.

Disclosing your disability

If you have not already done so, we strongly encourage you to tell us about any disabilities you have (including long term health conditions). This will ensure we can understand your needs and discuss any support you might need with you. We encourage students to disclose their disabilities as early as possible, even if you don't think you will need any support to begin with.

If you decide not to tell us about your disability, you may not be able to access the full range of support available to you.

Dyslexia and specific learning difficulties support

The Learning Support Team offers support for undergraduate and postgraduate students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and other specific learning difficulties.

There are also video resources to help you settle into university and make the most of your lectures and study time. These include advice on learning and study techniques.

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.

Campus accessibility

You can use the links on our disability access page to find accessibility reports for buildings on campus.

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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