Support for Disabled Students

The Student Disability Service is here to support you if you are facing, or potentially facing, disabling barriers to higher education.

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

These include:

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

If you are looking for support with mental health, please visit the Mental Health page for further details.

Help available from the Student Disability Service

The Student Disability Service can provide advice on specialist funding and support and help you to access useful resources. This might include

  • Applying for diagnostic assessments & Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Dyslexia screenings
  • Developing a Learning Support Plan to capture your disability-related needs
  • Examination adjustments
  • Access to productivity tools & accessibility software
  • Specialist equipment/ adapted accommodation
  • Specialist tuition/ mentor services
  • Accessibility & travel guidance

Please note, we are unable to provide support with personal care (eg. dressing/bathing).Please contact us if you would like information regarding further sources of support.

Student Disability Service Quick Query Drop-in Sessions

We offer quick query drop-in sessions with a Student Disability Adviser at the following times:

Canterbury - Augustine House : Tuesday 5pm - 7pm as part of Chooseday Chill (Term time only)

Canterbury - Augustine House : Thursdays 1pm - 3pm

Medway - Cathedral Court : Tuesdays 2pm - 3pm

No appointments are required, however bookable appointments can be made throughout the week at all campuses.

Registering with the Student Disability Service

Your first step is to register with the Student Disability Service. This enables us to advise you of the support that is available to you based on your individual needs.

Register With the Student Disability Service

How to get in touch

We have telephone & face to face appointments available throughout the week.

You can also contact us via telephone on 01227 922576 or to contact the Mental Wellbeing Team please telephone 01227 923056.

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Last edited: 27/03/2020 14:37:00