Physical Disabilites and Mobility Difficulties

Our Disability Advice Service and Sensory Advisor are available throughout your degree to support you and your studies.

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We have a range of support available to help you to excel during your studies. Find out more about the support available for students with sight loss, hearing loss and mobility issues below.

Blind and Partially Sighted Students

Support for partially sighted or blind students

Our experienced Sensory Adviser can advise students and staff on the support needs of blind and visually impaired students. As well as agreeing appropriate reasonable adjustments for learning and exams, they can also arrange orientation around the campus and advice for accessing local and inter-site transport, shops and leisure facilities.

You can contact the Sensory Adviser directly to discuss your support needs and the University facilities. The Sensory Adviser can also arrange to adapt any materials required by a blind student.

For further information contact the Sensory Adviser on 01243 812145, email or SMS 07469351734.

Deaf Students

Support for hard of hearing and deaf students

Our experienced Sensory Adviser is able to advise students and staff on the support needs of deaf students and can arrange appropriate reasonable adjustments as well as provide information and advice to support you living and studying at the University.

If you are a prospective student who is deaf you can contact the Sensory Adviser directly to discuss your support needs, the University’s facilities, specialist equipment and access to all aspects of University life. The Sensory Adviser can make recommendations to academic staff regarding deaf awareness, communication strategies and access to the curriculum.

For further information contact the Sensory Adviser on 01243 812145, email, or SMS 07469351734.

Mobility Difficulties

Support for students with mobility difficulties including wheelchair users

Our specialist disability adviser can advise you on campus accessibility and adapted accommodation, as well as applying for the disabled students allowance for mobility aids and support workers. They can also help you to arrange reasonable adjustments for learning, teaching, exams and assessments.

For further information, please contact the Disability Coordinator on 01243 812076, or email

Long Term Medical and Mental Health Conditions

Support for students with long term health conditions

There may be times when students with certain conditions require more help.

Unseen disabilities such as arthritis, diabetes, HIV, epilepsy, ME, and mental health conditions such as bipolar, anxiety and panic attacks, can impact your ability to cope with the pressures associated with academic work, especially at examination time. If you have an ongoing condition which could affect your ability to study, we strongly recommend that you contact us in advance of commencing your course so that any reasonable adjustments can be planned with you in a timely way.

These adjustments may include: extra time, rest breaks, scribes, special equipment and other support. You will need to meet with the Disability Coordinator to discuss our needs in advance of your assessments.

For information on support needs, adjustments to teaching and examinations, contact the Disability Service on 01243 812076, or email

For advice on mental health or accessing mental health services in the community, contact the Wellbeing Mental Health Advice Service by email

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