Support for Learners with Disabilities

Disabled learners include those who experience disabilities (physical disabilities, visual/hearing impairment), learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, ADHD), long-term health conditions (epilepsy, chronic fatigue), and mental health conditions.

Please find below information to help support your journey into higher education.

This information was last updated in August 2021.


disability support table

Additional Resources

GM Higher Disabled Learner Consultation 2020 – surveyed current higher education students with disabilities to reflect on their pre-entry knowledge of HE disability support: – Information on Disabled Student’s Allowance:

UCAS – Specific Information, Advice and Guidance for disabled learners thinking about higher education:

Considerations for disabled applicants to higher or degree apprenticeships – Published by Advance HE on behalf of the Disabled Students’ Commission, this publications offers guidance to disabled students apply for a higher or degree apprenticeship in the UK:



Disability Rights UK – impartial information and guidance for disabled students in relation to HE:

Student Space- Collaborative mental health programme to support students through the unique circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE) 2021 Student Guide- Guide for prospective dyslexia students planning to start university.