What support is available?
Support is flexible and based on needs. You will need to discuss your case with one of our Disability Practitioners to determine reasonable adjustment for your course and explore what other support options may be available to you. For example, you might benefit from having a support worker in your lectures, help meeting deadlines, or examination adjustments.
You may also be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances, which can contribute towards the cost of useful technologies and other aids to help with your studies.
If you have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Irlen syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), please go to our Specific Learning Difficulty page.
What evidence do I need?
If you need academic adjustments or extra support because of your disability, you will need to provide medical evidence.
In most cases this is a letter from your doctor (General Practitioner), or other appropriate health care professional.
The letter should include:
- information about your disability and/or medical condition, including a diagnosis and symptoms
- what treatment and/or support you are receiving
- the effect of the disability and/or medical condition on daily life.
How to access support
Send your evidence to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, drop it in to us, or send it in the post (our address is on our Contact page). Once we have received your evidence a Disability Practitioner will assess whether it is sufficient, we will then be in contact with you to discuss putting a Student Support Plan in place.
Our Disability Practitioners run drop-in sessions to support you with quick queries every other Wednesday in term time between 2.30pm and 3.30pm at James Lodge, James College, on even weeks (i.e. weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10).
Sessions of up to 10 minutes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are suitable for a range of queries including:
- Should I register with Disability Services?
- What support is available?
- Information on Disabled Students' Allowance
For more in-depth queries such as a change in requirements or a review of adjustments you should book an appointment with your Practitioner.