Information for disabled students


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Disability can mean different things for different people. It may include you, even if you don't consider yourself to be disabled. If you have study support needs related to a disability, including dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, mental health difficulties, autism, Asperger's syndrome, or other health conditions - we are here to help you.

What we offer

The range of support and assistance that we can provide for disabled students.

Disabled Students' Allowances

An explanation of the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs), and how to go about applying for them.

Provision of non-medical helpers

You may be entitled to assistance from support workers to include note-takers, readers, library help, and mentors.

Assistive technology

The university has a suite of assistive technology systems to enable disabled students to carry out their studies and achieve their academic goals

Disclosing a disability

Information about disclosure, consent and data protection statement.

Registration with our service

Complete our online registration form to access support whilst at the University.

Evidence guidance

What medical or other evidence is required by the University. 

Reasonable adjustments (including exam arrangements)

Adjustments can be made for students with disabilities, including Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia, mental health difficulties, autism or Asperger's and other long term health conditions.

Preparing for University

A checklist to help you prepare for the transition to University, including how to apply for accommodation, a useful contact list and general living tips.

How to find us

Directions and photographs of the routes and buildings.

Contact us

More information about how to contact us by telephone, online or post.


                                               Weekly Drop-ins

Student hub logoThe Aston Webb Student Hub hosts weekly drop-in sessions during term time for current students who want to find out more about the services we offer.

Please be aware that appointments last for 10 minutes and you cannot pre-book.

Disability Support

Tuesdays, 1.30-3.30pm

Mental Health Advisory Service

Fridays, 1.30-3.30pm

                                               Learning Support 

                                               Wednesdays, 3.30-4.30pm
                                               Thursdays, 3.30- 4.30pm

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Developing these intranet pages will be ongoing and, if you share your view and ideas, it will help us to continue to improve this important resource for the benefit of the entire University community.

We also welcome your comments on university internal communications in general. Email the team or pick up the phone 0121 414 6680. You can also tweet us. Whichever way you decide to get in touch we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you have a technical question you can contact our IT colleagues as they are much better at that stuff than we are!