Support for Disabled Students

We are proud to be an inclusive University that supports a diverse community of students. Our aim is to offer all students a fair and enjoyable learning experience, regardless of disability or differences.

To help you succeed, our dedicated Student Disability Serivce can support and advise you if you are facing (or potentially facing) disabling barriers to studying independently at the University.

Am I eligible for support?

Our main purpose is to support students with impairments that may affect their ability to study. These can be physical impairments, such as restricted mobility, or less visible impairments such as mental and medical conditions. Some examples include:

  • Dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difference
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Physical and sensory impairments
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Long term health conditions such as IBS or epilepsy

If you have a disability that is not listed, support may still be available. Get in touch to find out more.

What support is available?

To help you succeed, our Student Disability Service can:

  • Advise you on facilities and services available including adapted student accommodation
  • Provide information about funding for academic support (link to page 3 Funding) in relation to disability
  • Liaise with academic tutors to ensure you get the support you need
  • Arrange practical support such as special arrangements for exams and assessments

How to get help

To find out more about the services and support on offer, get in touch with our dedicated Student Disability Service: t: 01227 782576 or 01227 863056   e:

Contact us

  • Tel:  01843 609888 (Broadstairs)
  • Tel:  01227 782222 (Canterbury)
  • Tel:  01634 894444 (Medway)
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Last edited: 09/11/2016 15:45:00