The Disability Advisory Service
The Disability Advisory Service provides information, advice and guidance to current students and applicants who register with our service due to a disability, specific learning difference, long term medical or mental health condition. This can include:
- Physical disabilities and long term medical conditions e.g. mobility, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diabetes
- Sensory disabilities e.g. visual impairments
- Mental health difficulties e.g. anxiety (including medically recognised mental health difficulties such as depression or anxiety disorder)
- Specific learning difference (SpLDs) e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ADD as well as developmental conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Condition.
The Disability Advisory Service team
The Disability Advisory Service team are are made up of Disability Advisors and Disability Support Coordinators. We are a diverse team who are passionate about equity for disabled students, and the team has many colleagues who have lived experience of disability themselves.
We are fully committed to enabling students with disabilities, and believe that every student with a disability, Specific Learning Difference, long-term medical or mental health condition should be able to reach their full potential.
The Disability Advisory Service can help with:
- Creating Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for disabled students, which reflect their reasonable adjustments, and adaptations to teaching, learning, and exam arrangements
- Advising teaching staff on reasonable adjustments and how to support students in their studies
- Advising students on applying for funding through Disabled Students Allowances
- Writing supporting statements for exceptional circumstances requests
- Liaising with other teams within the University, such as Support Centres, Accommodation, and Academic colleagues
- Helping students in finding the right support for wellbeing, finance, and study needs