Additional support arrangements

The Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) promote equal opportunities and enable disabled students to achieve their full potential. Support is available to all disabled students – whether you’re studying full-time, part-time or distance learning at undergraduate or postgraduate level, for home, EU and international students and also if you’re studying at one of our partner institutions.

The service offers support to students with physical and sensory impairments, specific learning differences such as dyslexia, autism, mental health difficulties or medical conditions.

If you are looking to study at the university you should contact the team to discuss any adaptations and arrangements that you might need to support your learning, such as:

  • guidance and advice from our disability advisors
  • helping you in your interactions with your academic tutors
  • dyslexia screenings
  • personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs)
  • deaf pagers for use on campus and in Halls of residence
  • exam arrangements for disabled students
  • Academic Inclusion Reports (AIRs) detailing the nature of the difficulties and recommendations for reasonable adjustments and inclusive support
  • priority status applications for halls of residence
  • specialist study skills support
  • specialist mentoring support
  • advice about specialist grants and help with DSA application
  • referrals to other university services and departments when appropriate
  • priority parking permits for disabled students on campus
  • Study Assistance
  • note-taking support
  • autism taster days for new students

For further information please email ASSIST or phone 01604 892390.

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