Promoting equal opportunities and enabling disabled students to achieve their full potential, the Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) is available to all disabled students – whether you’re a part-time, postgraduate, international student, distance learner or student at a partner college. The service includes students with physical and sensory impairments, specific learning differences such as dyslexia, autism spectrum, mental health difficulties or medical conditions.

Anyone looking to study at the University should contact the team to discuss any adaptations and support arrangements they may need, such as:

  • support in lecture theatres
  • library assistance
  • initial screening tests for specific learning differences (such as dyslexia)
  • arranging adjustments in exams, such as extra time
  • priority accommodation arrangements and adaptations
  • one-to-one specialist study skills support
  • coursework declaration forms
  • assistance with becoming more effective and independent in your studies
  • study facilitating and enabling support – usually funded through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and offered by arrangement and subject to availability – it can include:
  • note taking support
  • help with external arrangement such as sign language interpreters or braille arrangements
  • library support
  • mentoring
  • accessible car parking on campus
  • mental health support bookings
  • DSA Needs Assessment information
  • emergency evacuation procedures

For more information please email ASSIST or phone 01604 893430.