What we offer

Our team of experienced staff offer a wide range of specialist advice and support so you can have the best possible experience at the University of Birmingham.

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What will you get?

What the Service does for you depends on your condition, your course and other circumstances. Support is individual to you and responsive to how your needs may change throughout your time at the University.

Before you register

Advice and information for students and parents

All students who register with LSDMH

  • An individual keyworker, providing a single point of contact and confidential, specialist advice
  • A consultation to talk about your needs, and more meetings if needed
  • Where needed, a Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) outlining what the University will do to support your study
  • Support may include:
    • adapted materials
    • access to assistive technology
    • extra time in exams
    • alternative assessments
    • accessible teaching spaces
    • ...other adjustments identified in consulation with you
  • Assistance with arranging support, including non-medical helpers such as notetakers and mentors
  • Liaison with tutors and other University departments
  • Advice about applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowances


Additionally, there are special services for students with the following conditions:

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia and dyspraxia

Students with mental health conditions

  • Peer support groups – a chance to meet other people like you with similar experiences
  • Liaison with people outside the University, such as GPs or Community Mental Health Teams
  • Online advice and resources for mental health

Students with autism or Asperger's syndrome


We also offer advice, guidance and training for staff.