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Disabled Student Support

Registering with Disabled Student Support

If you have a disability, including a long term medical condition, a specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia, or a mental health condition, you can access additional support for your academic studies whilst at University. This includes a university document called a Learning Contract and funding to cover extra study-related costs caused by your disability. The funding for this comes either from Disabled Students' Allowances or it’s arranged by our team.  

To access support you need to register online - you don't have to wait until enrolment. If you have any problems please contact us.

General team overview

Disabled Student Support helps over 4,000 students each year who have a variety of conditions. Our disability specialists can answer all types of disability enquiries, assess support needs and provide support packages.

Support includes:

  • Learning contracts - reasonable adjustments to your course such as extensions or extra time in exams
  • Support workers - like a specialist 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 support is funded through Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs).We encourage all eligible students to apply for this. and come to our on-site assessment Centre, the Sheffield Regional Assessment Centre, for their DSA Study Needs Assessments and learning contracts.

There are many ways to contact us. We run drop in sessions - come and talk to us, no appointment needed.  You can also register for support online.

For help with applying and to book a DSA assessment please contact us.

Disclosure and Confidentiality

We understand that the decision to disclose your disability or long term 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 store your information securely and will only share relevant information with your permission. For more information please see our learning contracts section.

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