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