Medical conditions


Long term or permanent medical conditions may not always be obvious to others.

If your medical condition makes you tired or unwell for periods, and you are finding it difficult to attend lectures and tutorials, whether that is online or in a classroom, or to finish assignments on time, don’t despair, there is support available. 

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Personal academic tutor (PAT), student advisor, or lecturers

You can speak to your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), Student Advisor, or lecturer. It is usually possible to adjust the course or to give you extra tutorial support to enable you to catch up. We may also be able to re-negotiate deadlines for submission of work and make special arrangements when it comes to examinations.

Student support team

The student support team at your campus will also be able to look at ways of helping if you need special equipment, a helper to take notes or any other type of support which enables you to successfully study.

Students with disabilities

Long term medical conditions may also come within the definition of disability so please take a look at the information on the Inclusive and Learning Support webpages and talk to either your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), Student Adviser, or Student Support team at your campus.

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