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Student Disability & WellbeingPart of Student Services

I have formal evidence of my condition

With documentary evidence of your condition, we can help you to access individual reasonable adjustments including Additional Exams Recommendations (AERs). You will need to meet with a member of our team for a Student Support Appointment to discuss and arrange your reasonable adjustments

If you are a new student with a disability, you are encouraged to take part in our Transition Programme, to discuss your individual support prior to the start of your course. 

Please note, medical evidence is not required for access to services including the Student Support Drop-InFirst Support or Counselling.

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What are reasonable adjustments?

There is a legal obligation on the University to make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning so that students with disabilities are not disadvantaged. 'Disabilities' include long term health conditions, mental health conditions and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). For more information, please visit our reasonable adjustments webpage.

For more information, please see the guidance document which outlines the reasonable adjustments process, in the 'Useful Downloads' section at the bottom of this page. 

Students with SpLDs: 

If you have an SpLD and would like to find out more about reasonable adjustments and AERs, please see our guidance for students with SpLDs.

What type of evidence do I need for reasonable adjustments? 

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- A letter / report from your doctor

Please ensure the following information is included within your letter / report:

1. Your diagnosis

2. How long symptoms have been experienced

3. The impact on studies AND impact on daily life


Student Support Appointments (SSA)

For students with a disability, mental health condition, long-term health condition, Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) we encourage you to book a Student Support Appointment (SSA) with a member of our Student Disability and Inclusion team.  We can then discuss and explore support available to you during your time at University. 

With documentary evidence of your disability we can discuss certain types of support, such as: 

Don’t worry if you don’t currently have documentary evidence of your disability, we would still encourage you to make a Student Support Appointment (SSA) with our team so that we can discuss the support that may be available to you, including:  

Useful Downloads

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Student Support Appointment Information Sheet
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