Disabled Student Support
Registering with us
If you have a disability, long term medical condition, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or mental health difficulties there is a lot of academic support available in a learning contract, as well as Disabled Students' Allowances which covers extra study-related costs caused by your disability. To access support you must register online you don't have to wait until enrolment. If you disclosed your disability on UCAS you will have been emailed some information on how to do this, but if not please contact us.
General team overview
Disabled Student Support helps over 2000 disabled students. Students can receive support for a wide variety of conditions.
There is extensive support available, including
- Learning contracts - reasonable adjustments to your course such as extensions or extra time in exams
- Support workers - like a mentor to help with organisation, or a personal assistant to help with mobility
- Equipment/Assistive Technology and software - such as digital recorders or text to speech software
A lot of our support is funded through Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) and we encourage all eligible students to apply for this. We have an on-site assessment Centre, the Sheffield Regional Assessment Centre, where a range of disability specialists can carry out Study Needs Assessments.
Disclosure and Confidentiality
We understand that the decision to disclose your disability or condition can be difficult. We strongly encourage you to disclose at the earliest possible stage so that you can benefit from as much support as possible. We keep your information and will only share relevant information with your permission. for more information please see our learning contracts section.