Disability matters

The university aims to create a supportive and welcoming environment for all and strives to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities. Our methods of learning, teaching and assessment are flexible and designed to suit a range of needs. By offering effective support, we aim to enable all students to participate fully in all activities while studying with the university.

Your information

The short video below provides a brief overview of how student data is used during the needs assessment process. 

Our privacy notice explains in more detail how the university will process and use your data.

Telling us about your needs

All students and prospective students are encouraged to disclose any specific needs as early as possible.

Making early contact with support services at staff at your Home Academic Partner will enable appropriate support to be negotiated and put in place as early as possible.

Formal evidence of need is generally very helpful in enabling the university to support you effectively. Evidence of need is often a formal requirement and the university reserves the right to a second opinion, with your explicit consent, in the unlikely event that the relevant qualified professional cannot be contacted.

Funding for students with disabilities

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to meet the costs of your studies and help with any specific items of equipment you may need.

Further resources

The university has a number of policies underpinning our commitment to equal opportunities. There are also a number of external agencies which can provide support.

Website accessibility

Our website is designed to meet accessibility requirements. Read our accessibility statement.