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Disability and SpLD e.g. dyslexia

The University is committed to ensuring that all disabled people are able to participate effectively in all areas of University life, whether you are a student, a member of staff, a visitor, a prospective student or employee, or just interested in finding out about disability issues.

The University defines disability broadly, including:

  • mobility impairments
  • sensory impairments
  • medical conditions
  • learning difficulties (eg Dyslexia)
  • mental health conditions.

Send us details of your disability - complete the questionnaire and return this to LiSS Information point at your chosen campus or site.

Student Support

Amy CrosslandAdditional support services are provided for disabled students, which includes students with learning difficulties (such as dyslexia) and some aspects of mental ill health. This support is outlined in the Statement of practice for services available to disabled students in Higher Education.


The support you get from this Uni is fantastic. Anyone can reach their goals or do whatever they want if they have the mixture of strong determination and the ability to ask for help.”
Amy Crossland

Student Financial Support

Students with a disability or specific learning difficulty studying a Higher Education course are able to apply for additional allowances called Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs). These cover the costs of additional support.
Please note there are planned major changes to DSAs. This will be updated as further information becomes available.


The university has a number of policies covering disability issues.

Book an appointment

If you have a specific learning difficulty you can book an appointment with a learning development adviser. If you have a disability you can book an appointment with a student development adviser.

Contact us

If you need information or assistance in identifying where to go next for guidance, please contact us.