Students with Disabilities
If you have a disability or learning difficulty, we can help you access the support you need to allow you to reach your full potential. Whether you have a sensory or mobility impairment, an ongoing long-term/progressive medical condition such as epilepsy or chronic fatigue syndrome; a mental-health condition such as depression, anxiety or borderline personality disorder; Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), such as Asperger’s Syndrome; or a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia; rest assured you will receive the support and assistance you need.
We will do our best to provide appropriate support for students with a disability, and we have put in place a number of changes to procedures and to our campus to make our courses more accessible, which is also reflected in the diversity of students studying with us.
Not only will we advise you further about claiming for Student Finance’s Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), we will help you to access and complete the relevant forms, advise you on gaining evidence of your disability for DSA, book your needs assessment and put you in touch with your DSA funded non-medical helper support.
To start the disability support process, please contact a member of our dedicated HE Support and Wellbeing team on 01803 540547 or pop by the Student Support Hub, on the ground floor of University Centre South Devon.
You can also self-refer to our Support and Wellbeing team through declaring your disability on your UCAS application form (if applicable).