Disability & Wellbeing Support

We are committed to providing the best possible support for disabled students. We offer support to students with physical and sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health conditions, and long-term health conditions. Anything you tell us regarding your disability or health condition will be dealt with in strict confidence.

The following are included under the umbrella term ‘disabilities’:

  • Specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Visual impairment
  • Deafness or hearing impairment
  • Mobility difficulties
  • Mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety)
  • Autistic spectrum conditions
  • Long-term health issues (e.g. diabetes, arthritis, cancer, Crohn’s disease)

We know that each person’s disability can affect them in different ways, so the support we offer is flexible and tailored to each individual.  We encourage all students with disabilities to contact us so that we can discuss meeting your individual needs.

We have created a Self-care Guide for Students which aims to help students cope with any university stress they could face. It also includes links to teams within UCEM that can provide support and information about the external charities we advocate.

Disability & Additional Needs Policy

Our full Disability and Additional Needs Policy can be found on our main Code of Practice page here.

Student Finance & Bursary Scheme

If you are a UK-based, non-apprenticeship student, you may be entitled to apply for DSAs (Disabled Student Allowances), please see the Student Finance and Bursary Scheme for further details.