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 February 2020.

 

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:

gmhigher.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Disabled-learner-consultation.pdf

Gov.uk – Information on Disabled Student’s Allowance:

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

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

ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/individual-needs/disabled-students

 

 

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

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/benefits-information/factsheets/education-factsheets

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

https://www.studentminds.org.uk/studentspacefaqs.html