The University of Southampton
Enabling ServicesPart of Student Services

Supporting students with disabilities, mental health problems or specific learning difficulties 

Enabling Services provides wide variety of support for students who have disabilities, mental health problems or specific learning difficulties. Our expert team can provide advice and support relating to your studies, both while you are preparing for University and throughout your time here.

We offer a range of appointment options: Face to face, telephone, and Skype (with exception of Counselling appointments). These can be arranged by either attending our Drop In, 1 pm – 3 pm, (every day in term time), by emailing on or ringing us on +44(0)23 8059 7726. Skype appointments are helpful if you are not based at or able to visit the Highfield Campus.

Below is a short video on how to access support whilst you are at the University through the Enabling Services Drop-In.

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Our drop-in sessions are available Monday - Friday (term time) and are an opportunity to meet with an Advisor without an appointment. See the bottom of this page for a short video about drop-in.

Live Chat

Have a quick question or looking for more information? Our Live Chat service runs weekdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Click here to chat with an Advisor today. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information, or have a question that needs answering? Visit our most Frequently Asked Questions.

First Support

The First Support team can be contacted during office hours to arrange support for students who may be facing difficulties in their life, or dealing with a crisis. 

Workshops, Mindfulness & Groups

Enabling Services runs a series of in-person and online Workshops, as well as Mindfulness sessions and courses throughout the academic year. Click here for full schedules and more information. 

Postgraduate Support

Enabling Services supports all Postgraduate Taught (PGT) and Postgraduate Research (PGR) students. Click here for more information on support available to you.  

Prospective and New Students

Students who may need support while at the University of Southampton can find out more here about how to register with Enabling Services. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Find out more about the support available for students experiencing difficulties, including self-help resources, counselling and hypnotherapy.

Assessment Centre

The Wessex Needs Assessment Centre (WNAC) provides specialist Disabled Students' Allowance assessments for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia). 

Disability Support

Support and services are provided for students with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions. 

Dyslexia and Study Support

Support and services, such as study skills tutorials, are available for students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Full diagnostic assessments can also be arranged. 

News and Events

Find out more about Enabling Services' upcoming events and monthly news releases here.

Below is a short video on how to access support whilst at the University through the Enabling Services drop-in.

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