Right from the start we want to make sure that everyone, regardless of disability or differences, has what they need to reach their full potential.

At Christ Church we’re proud of our compassionate, empowering and inclusive community where every member is valued and where those with a disability or mental health condition encounter no prejudice or discrimination. We take confidentiality very seriously and the Student Wellbeing Services would not share your personal information with anyone else in the university without your explicit consent.

Register with our Disability and Mental Wellbeing Teams

By registering with our Disability and Mental Wellbeing Teams before your studies start, we can ensure that any additional support you may need for your learning is put in place.

A disability might include:

  • autism spectrum disorders or Asperger's syndrome,
  • dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties,
  • mobility or sensory impairments,
  • mental health diagnosis,
  • unseen disabilities such as epilepsy, HIV, AIDS and chronic fatigue,
  • long-term health conditions.

Our specialist Disability and Mental Wellbeing support before you arrive includes:

  • providing information about funding for additional specialist support in relation to disability,
  • advising you on facilities and services that are available to use including online support and productivity software,
  • liaising with academic tutors to ensure you get the support you need,
  • arranging practical support such as special arrangements for exams and assessments,
  • developing a Learning Support Plan (LSP) to capture all your support needs,
  • a dedicated orientation session giving you a chance to feel familiar with university life and meet other students before the academic year starts.

And much more than that, the team will help you settle in, meet others and become part of the Christ Church community.

 

Apply for Disability Students' Allowances

The Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are UK government support funds for eligible students with physical and mental disabilities, including dyslexia and dyspraxia.

The funding provided by DSAs can help pay for extra essential costs you may incur as a direct result of your disability. These could range from sign language interpreters and dyslexia tutor sessions to computer equipment and assistive software.