Epilepsy Friendly Universities

Starting further or higher education is a really exciting time, full of new experiences. It’s important you get as much out of it as possible, both in terms of your course and the social side of things. Thanks to the James Lewis Foundation, we have developed the Epilepsy Friendly mark, to recognise those institutions doing more to improve their understanding of epilepsy and provide better support to their students.

Below are those Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that have achieved the Epilepsy Friendly mark.

Each HEI has the contact details of a member of support staff who should support you during your transition and throughout higher education.

University Support

Abertay University 

Claire Sutherland
Disabled Student Adviser

01382 308 932

Abertay University, Student Services, Library Level 2, Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HG

As a department we aim to ensure that the university is meeting its legal obligation to provide reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act.  We provide potential and current students with advice and guidance on the support available at the university.  With student’s permission, we can put in place student support plan’s, which provide teaching staff with information on student’s support requirements, to ensure equal access and support for students that may require this.  If applicable we can assist students in applying for the Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) and supporting and guiding them through this process.  We can also arrange additional exam arrangements and have a pool of loan equipment, which we can loan out whilst student’s wait on their own DSA equipment where necessary.  We aim to be a source of support for students throughout their degree and assist them in addressing any challenges they may encounter.

Aberystwyth University

Diane Jones
Accessibility Adviser
01970 621761

Student Welcome Centre, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3FB

At Aberystwyth University we aim to provide all students with an experience of the highest quality, and to make our academic facilities available to all through our inclusive curriculum.

For disabled students, those with long standing physical/mental health conditions or a specific learning difference, we can offer advice on individual examination arrangements and enabling technology so that you can reach your full potential and get the good results you deserve.

At Aberystwyth University there are dedicated Accessibility Advisers to support you through the process of transition in and out of university. Our Accessibility Advisers will:

  • Provide advice and information to applicants and students (including care leavers, disabled students, autistic students, those with long term health conditions and those with specific learning differences) about provision available for your specific needs at Aberystwyth University
  • Support you through the process of accessing the provision that you need
  • Assist you in making the most of your attendance at Open or Visit Days
  • Help on disability related accommodation requirements
  • Advise you about the Disabled Students' Allowance application process or other funding available to support you individual needs
  • Assist you with accessing Individual Examination Arrangements
  • Advise you on the types of evidence you need to access specific provision within the university
  • Discuss with you to what extent you want your specific needs disclosed to other departments within the university

University of Aberdeen

Emily Baird
Assistant Disability Adviser

01224 273935

Student Advice and Support Office, University of Aberdeen, The Hub, Elphinstone Road, Old Aberdeen AB24 3TU

The University of Aberdeen welcomes disabled students and is committed to improving access to its courses, facilities, buildings and social life.

The role of the Disability Advisers is to work with all areas of the University Community to ensure that students have an equal opportunity to enjoy the full benefit of their University experience. Our work encompasses disability in the broadest sense and includes making arrangements for students who require support as a result of injury, illness or a long term medical condition.

A Disability Adviser is happy to meet with people at any time prior to application, during the application process or at any stage during studies. The first step is usually to make contact with a Disability Adviser either in person or by email or telephone.

Disclosing a disability or medical condition at the University of Aberdeen simply allows us to provide you with relevant and appropriate support for the successful completion of your studies. If you have particular concerns related to disclosure, you are welcome to discuss these ‘off the record’ with a Disability Adviser.

Before adjustments are put in place, we ask that you provide a doctor’s letter to confirm your medical condition. We can help to arrange this. The original copy of any medical evidence is kept in a confidential file by the Disability Advisers. During our discussion, we will agree the adjustments that can be made and a provisions form will be prepared. These can be updated at any time if your circumstances change. We do not inform Schools or Departments about your requirements without your explicit knowledge and consent.

Anglia Ruskin University

Sandra Cross
Disability Adviser

01245 686 700

Anglia Ruskin University, 2nd Floor, Tindal Building, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ

The Study Support Service at Anglia Ruskin University aims to support you to succeed by giving you the opportunity to tell us about your individual needs and any concerns and by offering help and advice with:

  • Studying with a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty
  • Reasonable adjustments, including individual exam requirements
  • Applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances
  • Improving your study skills and confidence

Bangor University

Ruth Coppell
Disability Adviser

01248 382032

Student Services Frist Floor Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DF

The Disability Team is here to help students get the best out of Bangor. We offer a service for all disabled students whether full-time or part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate.

We consider each person’s requirements on an individual basis and work within the framework of the University’s confidentiality policy.

We can provide advice and guidance on a range of disability-related matters. We aim to provide a quality service which ensures the full inclusion of disabled students within the academic and social community, enabling students to engage with their studies and to function in the wider university environment.

Bath Spa University

Charlotte Ellicott
Disability Advisor

01248 382032

Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN

Student Support at Bath Spa University provide professional advice and guidance for all students and applicants. We are here to enable you to access your course and all aspects of university life. We operate a daily drop-in service and our advisors can help with any issues relating to: disability, long-term medical conditions, mental health and well-being, access arrangements and Disabled Students' Allowances. We can also be contacted by phone and email and are happy to arrange to meet by appointment.

University of Bolton

Elizabeth McGovern
Disability Adviser

01204 903 478

Student Services, University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB

The Disability Service at the University of Bolton is based in Student Service’s in the Chancellors Mall. The Disability Team support students who are deaf, those with visual impairments, medical conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia, mobility difficulties, mental health conditions, chronic pain and others.

The Disability Advisors are available to offer confidential advice and guidance on all disability issues in relation to accessing their chosen course of study, as well as the relevant funded support such as the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). This advice is available via one to one appointments, through Drop In sessions, over the phone or via email.

Bucks New University

Kay Corden
Disability Adviser

01494 605049

Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ

The Bucks Disability Service exists to help students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties make a smooth transition into higher education and receive the support they need in order to succeed throughout their studies.

We provide confidential advice, guidance and information on a range of disability related matters, ensuring relevant and appropriate support is tailored to each individual student.

Our aim is to ensure that disabled students are fully integrated within the academic and social community of the university and enjoy all the benefits of a positive university experience.

University of Cambridge

Sally Ivens
Disability Adviser

01223 332301

Disability Resource Centre, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides a confidential, professional, and accessible service for disabled students and those staff supporting them.
The objectives of the DRC are to:

  • Provide advice and guidance for prospective and current disabled students to enable them to access a wide range of services
  • Develop and implement support programmes for disabled students to ensure equal opportunity, access, and attainment
  • Provide advice, guidance, and training for University and college staff in meeting the institution's duties to disabled students within the context of disability equality legislation.

The DRC supports individuals with any impairment/disability, medical matter, or injury, including those with:

  • Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia, dyspraxia)
  • Physical/mobility impairments and injuries (including wheelchair users, Upper Limb Disorder - also known as RSI)
  • Sensory impairments (including hearing loss, visual impairment)
  • Mental health difficulties (including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder)
  • Long-standing illnesses/health conditions (including cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV, diabetes, epilepsy)
  • Asperger syndrome and autism

University of Central Lancashire

Sonia Pemberton and Helen Weir
Inclusive Support Adviser

01772 892593

Student Support and Wellbeing,
Foster 119, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE

The Inclusive Support Team at UCLan are committed to supporting students with any Disability, Long-term Health Condition or a Specific Learning Difficulty, to unlock their potential and make the most of their university experience. We are proactively committed to removing barriers to learning and providing a dynamic inclusive environment where each individual counts.

We would encourage you to get in touch with our team with any queries you may have.

Coventry University

Samantha Price
Disability Advisor/Senior Mentor

02477 658029

Health and Wellbeing, Coventry University, 2nd Floor The Hub, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP

The disability advisers at Coventry University are here to ensure the transition into Higher Education as well as the journey through it is as smooth as possible. We work with students on an individual basis to ensure that they receive support appropriate to their needs.

Cranfield University

Emma Stevens
Learning Support Officer

01793 785 444

Room 23,Slim Building, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the UK, Shrivenham SN6 8LA

Our Learning Support Officers are based in the Student Advice Centre and offer information, guidance and support to students with learning and disability support needs. We offer students one-to-one consultations where we can discuss:

  • How your disability is affecting your studies
  • What adjustments can be made to enable you to get the most out of your studies
  • Special examination arrangements where applicable
  • Liaising with academic, accommodation and library staff, etc. to ensure support is put in place
  • Advice on Disabled Student's Allowances (DSA) and other available funding

Iona Alberto
Head of Additional Learning Support

02477 658029


Croydon College, College Road, Croydon CR9 1DX

What we do: Provide support to young people with a diagnosed learning difficulty, disability or medical need to enable them to fully access their programmes and achieve alongside their peers – see website for further details

De Montfort University

Jemma Day
Transition and Retention Officer

0116 207 8823

Student & Academic Services, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH.

Our aim is to provide an accessible and inclusive environment for students to complete their academic studies at DMU. The team consists of the central Disability Advice and Support staff based in the Student Gateway and includes the Faculty Disability Officers who are based out the Faculties.

We work with pupils considering coming to the University at Open Days, with applicants who are exploring their university options, and with applicants who coming to DMU to assist with their transition into University. We stay in contact throughout their University life and beyond.

University of East Anglia

Liam Davison
Wellbeing Adviser (Disability)

01603 592761 (Main Student Services number)

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Liam Davison, Wellbeing Adviser (Disability) providing student-centred advice, guidance and support to students with a wide variety of short and long-term disabilities. Offering support with reasonable adjustments, Disabled Student's Allowances, information on managing your condition within your course and general disability advice. Providing links with peer support and signposting to other sources of support in the community.

University of Essex

Fiona Thorne
Accessibility and Wellbeing Adviser

01206 873 133

University of Essex, Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

The University of Essex aims to create an inclusive learning environment which can be accessed by all. The Student Services Hub can offer advice and guidance for:

  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Exam support
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Other practical support arrangements
  • Emergency Evacuation Plans if required
  • Communication with departments / accommodation

Finance Business Training (FBT)

Adam Hardy
Disability Services Administrator

020 3535 1122

Disability Services, London School of Business and Finance, 9 Holborn, London, EC1N 2LL

The Disability Services Team at FBT are here to help you reach your potential whether you are a full-time, part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate student.

We welcome student enquiries at any time. If you know or suspect that you are affected by a Disability, Long-term Health Condition or Learning Difficulty, you may speak to a member of our team in confidence by appointment, drop-in or email.

Fife College

Michelle Sweeney
Inclusion Manager
Student Experience and Engagement Department

01592 223165

Fife College, Halbeath Campus, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8DY

Fife College appreciate that every student is different and do what we can to make the College accessible and inclusive to all. Everyone is entitled to take part in learning in College and to realise his or her own potential to the fullest.

If there is anything which could get in the way of your learning, we can offer you extra support and a wide range of resources and services. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team are available to talk to you about your individual needs and the support that will be available when you start your course.

The team is full of ideas to make learning a reality. We want to work with you to develop your skills, confidence, motivation, independence and expertise in learning.

University of Gloucestershire

Victoria Brown
Disability Adviser

01242 714541

The Disability, Dyslexia and Learning Support Service,
Student Services, Room HL107, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH

At the University of Gloucestershire, the Disability, Dyslexia and Learning Support service offers confidential, one-to-one support to students with disabilities, learning difficulties, medical conditions and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Services offers one to one support for all mental health difficulties, and helps with referrals to mental health services such as the university counselling service or NHS Let’s Talk service.

We can help with advisory visits to the university before you submit your application, advice on diagnosing specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia, support with applying for Government funding such as DSA, advice on access, awareness training, and liaison with academic staff and student services regarding student’s support needs.

Our advisers can help with adjustments such as extra time for exams and/or the provision of note takers, communicators, study skills tutors and mentors. Our advisers can also advise you about any funds or bursaries available to you to help meet the cost of a diagnostic assessments for example and advise you on what evidence you would need to access support.

The university’s halls of residence have accessible rooms on all campuses. These rooms tend to be larger than the other rooms in halls with more accessible bathroom facilities and flexible interiors to suit the level of need required. The university’s inter-site bus and local Stagecoach buses provide low-level access to people with mobility difficulties. Some disabled students may also be entitled to an accessible parking permit. There are accessible parking bays on each campus.

University of Greenwich 

Lorraine Tworek
Student information Officer

0208 331 9444

University of Greenwich, Student Centre, Room A004, Southwood House, Southwood Site, Avery Road, Eltham SE9 2UG

At the University of Greenwich our Student Centre staff work to ensure students achieve a positive outcome at the end of their studies, helping students to settle, stay and succeed.

Referrals can be made to one of our experienced members of staff within the Wellbeing and Counselling team who can offer confidential support, tailored to meet the individual need of the student.

University of Hull

Clare Omissi
Disability Adviser

01482 462222

University of Hull, HULL, HU6 7RX

The University welcomes students with epilepsy. Our aim is to fully support you throughout your time at University in every way that we can in order to help you achieve academic success.

The University environment can sometimes present certain issues or challenges.  The Disability Inclusion team works together with students and university staff to help to overcome any barriers to a student's full inclusion.  Please contact us if you have any queries about the type of support that can be arranged.

Keele University

Sophie Shirley and Jane Wilkinson
Disability Advisors

01782 733950

Keele University, DDS Tawney Building 0.32, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

Staff in Disability and Dyslexia Services help students with a range of disabilities(including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, unseen disabilities, mental and physical issues). We work hard to remove many of the barriers placed in the way of disabled students and to achieve an inclusive teaching environment. We also support students to apply for DSA. This allowance enables eligible students to have non-medical weekly support, exam concessions and equipment tailored to suit their individual needs.

It would be helpful if you could let us know at the application stage if you have a disability so that we can support you in the best way possible.

It is important that the university and the course are right for you and you know what support is available. Please contact us if you have any queries support.DDS@keele.ac.uk.

Heriot-Watt University

Caroline West
Disability Advisor


Heriot-Watt University, Student Support, Hugh Nisbet Building, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

We have a diverse community at the University and strive to ensure we provide a supportive and equal opportunity environment for all. It is our duty to ensure that all members of our community are adequately supported to fulfil their potential, particularly those with a disability.

The Disability Service provides advice, guidance and support to students who have or think they may have a disability. We can help negotiate exam adjustments such as extra time and support strategies for coursework and also signpost students to other relevant services.

University of Kent

Natalie Savage
Disability Adviser

01227 823747

Student Support and Wellbeing, University of Kent, Keynes College, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP

Where a disability, specific learning difficulty, medical condition or wellbeing concern may impact on students’ access to learning, the team will do everything to ensure their time at the University of Kent is a positive experience. Our mission is to create an educational environment offering improved and equal access to all.

King's College London

Marie Bahr
Disability Adviser

020 7848 7018

Disability Advisory Service, Level 1, Macadam Building, Surrey Street, London WC2R 2NS

The Disability Advisory Service is here to provide applicants, students and staff with information, advice and guidance on disability support issues. Some students with long term medical conditions or disabilities may require no support throughout their time at King’s, but others may benefit from personal or technical support, or changes in delivery to enable access to their course.

The Disability Advisory Service can assist by:

  • Offering an initial meeting to discuss issues;
  • Providing information about appropriate funding and the aspects of support funding bodies might agree to;
  • Information of internal support structures, such as those within the library and accommodation;
  • Referring on to specialist support teams such as assistive technology or Counselling;
  • Providing information about special exam arrangements, mitigating circumstances and interrupting study;
  • Group study skills sessions for those with specific learning differences
  • Advising of external sources of support and information

Lancaster University


Gemma Boreham
Disability Advisor

01524 592 111

Lancaster University, University House, LA1 4YW

Our aim here at Lancaster is to support you in becoming a successful independent learner. We are committed to making life at Lancaster University as inclusive as possible to ensure this happens. Adjusting to being away from home for the first time can be a difficult transition for all students, particularly if you have additional needs. We therefore offer a range of support and guidance services that will be there for you throughout your journey at Lancaster

Leeds Beckett University

Neal John
Disability Adviser

0113 812 5831

Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Rose Bowl Building, Leeds, LS1 3HE

The Disability Advice Team offers support, information and guidance on any disability related matters within our University.

Support is available to students with a range of disabilities and long term conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, a mental health condition (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), a long term health condition (e.g. epilepsy, IBS, diabetes, etc.), autism, a physical or a sensory condition.

Support is tailored on an individual basis in order to access the most effective support for you.

London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA)

Adam Hardy
Disability Services Administrator

020 3535 1122

Disability Service, London College of Contemporary Arts, 15-19 Great Chapel Street, London, W1F 8FN.

The Disability Services Team at LCCA are here to help you reach your potential whether you are a full-time, part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate student.

We welcome student enquiries at any time. If you know or suspect that you are affected by a Disability, Long-term Health Condition or Learning Difficulty, you may speak to a member of our team in confidence by appointment, drop-in or email.

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)

Daniel Mouskis
Disability Services Administrator

020 3535 1218

Sceptre Court, 40 Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DX

The Disability Services Team at LSBF are here to help you reach your potential whether you are a full-time, part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate student.

We welcome student enquiries at any time. If you know or suspect that you are affected by a Disability, Long-term Health Condition or Learning Difficulty, you may speak to a member of our team in confidence by appointment, drop-in or email.

London School of Business and Finance, Manchester

Daniel Mouskis
Disability Services Administrator

020 3535 1218

Sceptre Court, 40 Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DX

The Disability Services Team at LSBF Manchester are here to help you reach your potential whether you are a full-time, part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate student.

We welcome student enquiries at any time. If you know or suspect that you are affected by a Disability, Long-term Health Condition or Learning Difficulty, you may speak to a member of our team in confidence by appointment, drop-in or email.

London South Bank University

Rosie Holden
Disability Adviser

02078 156 408

London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 011

Disability and Dyslexia Support (DDS) is a dedicated service for students who have a disability, mental health condition, medical condition or specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia). DDS provide advice on available support and will help coordinate your support to ensure that there are no barriers to your learning, enabling you to get the most out of your time at LSBU. We understand that every student is different and that each person’s disability can affect them in different ways. Please feel free to contact me to talk about support during your studies.

University College London

Siân Nash
Disability Advisor


Student Support and Wellbeing, Level 1 Student Centre, 27-28 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AW

UCL Student Disability Services provides information, advice and guidance to applicants, students and staff supporting disabled students; we aim to support students to study as independently as possible during their time at UCL.

University of Liverpool

Catherine Blazier
Disability Adviser

0151 795 8634

University of Liverpool, Student Services Centre, 150 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GO

The Disability Advice and Guidance Team recognises that each student has their own individual needs and will offer practical help and advice to establish appropriate support that works best for you. We work closely with students and their academic departments to co-ordinate this support. Our aim is to reduce any disadvantage a student may experience as a result of a disability. Examples of the support we can offer includes:

  • Confidential one-to-one disability adviser appointments
  • A Drop-in service
  • Assistance with obtaining funding to support disability-related study needs, e.g. Disabled Students Allowance
  • Identification of individual reasonable adjustments
  • Liaison with academic departments and other University teams to communicate and implement individual support requirements
  • A disabled student network forum
  • Access to loans of specialist equipment and assistive software
  • Assistive software workshops
  • Provision of study assistants e.g. lab. assistants, note takers, mentors, library assistants, study skills tutors

University of Northampton

Jenifer Bonfield
Disability Support Adviser

01604 892 390

ASSIST, LH018-027 Learning Hub, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton NN1 5PH

Our Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) works with students with disabilities to help achieve their full potential and to promote equal opportunities. ASSIST aims to enable students to access all aspects of university life, take control of their learning and develop the skills needed for employment. This is underpinned by a commitment to accessibility and respect for confidentiality.

ASSIST provides support for students with:

  • Physical impairments
  • Sensory impairments
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Medical conditions, for example epilepsy
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Specific learning difficulties, for example dyslexia

Our team provides a range of services, including support and guidance for dyslexia, autism, epilepsy and other conditions for all new and current students, staff and parents.

Newcastle University

Anne Scott
Disability Adviser

0191 208 8414

Student Wellbeing Service, King’s Gate, Newcastle University NE1 7RU

North Lindsey College

Heather Poole
Health and Safety Administrator

01724 294 066

Student Disability Service, North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe DN17 1AJ

University of Nottingham

Kate Taylor
Disability Adviser

0115 82 32070

Accessibility Team, Cherry Tree Lodge, University Park Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

The Accessibility Team support the university community in creating an inclusive and equitable teaching and learning environment to the benefit of all students. Our specialist service provides student-led support to enable students to flourish as independent learners.

We are here to help you if you are disabled, have a long-term medical condition or a Specific Learning Difference.  We are available to meet by appointment with students at University Park Campus, Jubilee Campus and Sutton Bonington Campus.  At a meeting with a Disability Adviser we will:

  • Explore what reasonable adjustments you require
  • Create a Support Plan that will include preferred ways of learning and practical issues
  • Make referrals to other appropriate services within the University
  • Make recommendations to your academic department
  • Advise you on additional support via the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
  • Create an effective supportive environment

We can review your needs as you progress through your course. For example, you might plan to study abroad, go on placement or there may be changes to your condition.

Nottingham Trent University

Fred Postles
Disability Officer

0115 8483379

Nottingham Trent University, Student Services, Clifton Lane Nottingham NG11 8NS

NTU is committed to an inclusive learning environment. Our professional, dedicated team work with academic staff and University services to recommend a range of reasonable adjustments to assist you to take full advantage of your chosen course and your university experience. Use this site to find out more about our services, who is eligible for support, and how to access this.

We support students who have a disability, as defined by the Equality Act 2010: The Equality Act defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This may include:

  • A visual impairment
  • A hearing impairment
  • A mobility impairment
  • Other unseen conditions, such as epilepsy
  • A specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia
  • A mental health condition

City College Norwich

Victoria Wilson
Curriculum Services Team Leader

01603 773 439

City College Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR2 2LJ

The Supported Learning Department at City College Norwich are here to support students’ in their transition into Higher Education as well as on their journey through it.

We recognise that each student has very different needs and we will work with tutors on your course to provide you with support that is appropriate to your needs.

Our experienced team will work with you to help remove obstacles that prevent you from learning, and support you towards a positive outcome

University of Suffolk

Cari Longhurst
Disability and Mental Health Adviser

01473 338833

University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, IPSWICH, Suffolk IP4 1QJ

The University of Suffolk aims to create an inclusive learning environment which can be accessed by all. However, we understand that one size does not always fit all, and so the disability and wellbeing team will work with you to develop an individual plan of support during your time at university. The team can offer advice and guidance for:

  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Exam support
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Other practical support arrangements
  • Individualised emergency plans
  • Communication with course teams / accommodation and other relevant parties


University of Salford

Julia Holt
Disability Adviser

0161 295 9000

University House, University of Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT

Disability and Learner Support are here to support you throughout your studies. Our specialist Disability Advisers can make sure you have the assistance you need in lectures and exams, provide equipment loans and help you apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) funding where applicable.

Regent's University London

Rebecca Collins
Disability Coordinator

0207 4877863

Acland 004, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS

The Disability team at Regent’s University London works with students and staff to provide a range of reasonable adjustments that enable all students to make the most of their course and enjoy their student experience. We offer a personal service based on understanding not only the impact of different conditions and the effect medications can have but also the emotional impact that disabilities and long term health conditions can have.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Jane Balmforth
Counsellor and Disability Adviser

01412 708282

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree - level study in music, drama, dance, production and screen. As a small specialist institution we provide a high quality conservatoire experience with courses in acting, contemporary performance, theatre production, modern ballet, digital film and TV, composition, jazz and music performance. Alumni include James McAvoy, David Tennant, Robert Carlisle and Ruby Wax.

Scotland’s Rural College

Alison Halliday
Student Support Services Officer

01387 860251

SRCU, Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3NE

SRUC is committed to supporting all students to ensure that they achieve a positive outcome from pre-entry, through the application process and during their studies. Experienced staff understand the challenges that young people with health issues face. The confidential support that is offered by SRUC is varied and tailored to the needs of individuals. Each campus has named advisors who can help and support students throughout their studies.

University of Sheffield

Bryan Coleman
Head of DDSS

0114 222 1303

Disability and Dyslexia Service, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

If you have an impairment or condition that can make it difficult for you to undertake study-related tasks like sitting exams, reading, planning and writing assignments, attending classes and taking notes in them or delivering presentations, then you are likely to be eligible for disability support.

We support students who:

  • have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD
  • have a mental health condition such as depression or an anxiety disorder
  • have an autism spectrum condition
  • are blind or partially sighted
  • are deaf or hard of hearing
  • have a long standing illness or health condition such as asthma, epilepsy or chronic fatigue syndrome
  • have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty

Sussex Coast College Hastings

Elaine Simmonds
Specialist LSA PPM

07935 853 418

Sussex Coast College Hastings, Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA

At Sussex Coast College our support team can help give you the best chance of success. We recognise that each student has very different needs and we will provide you with the support and encouragement you need. Our experienced team will work with you to help remove obstacles that prevent you from learning, to ensure a positive outcome – just come and talk to us.

Eiry Davies
Disability Caseworker

01792 606617

Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP

The Disability and Wellbeing Service at Swansea University provides information, advice and guidance on disability related issues and facilitates support for those with, for example, sensory or mobility impairments, long-term health conditions such as Epilepsy, specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties from the point of application to graduation.   Our team of Specialist staff work closely with academic staff, and other services across the university to ensure that our students have the most positive experience and achieve their full academic potential.

The Disability and Wellbeing Service can offer confidential and accessible advice and guidance on the following:

  • Disabled Students' Allowance application process or other funding available to support you individual needs
  • Reasonable adjustments on teaching and the built environment
  • Exam arrangements e.g. extra time, use of a computer
  • Liaison with academic departments and wider services to communicate and implement individual support requirements
  • Liaison with external agencies, such as your Local Education Authority, Student Finance Company the RNIB, RNID to facilitate the necessary support
  • Access to loans of specialist equipment and assistive software
  • Support with disability related accommodation requirements



Truro and Penwith College

Anna Wright
HE Student Support Assistant

01872 267 148

Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX

Truro and Penwith College is a modern, forward thinking college that is constantly striving to lead the way in first class education for further and higher education students. The college is in its twenty first year and is recognised as one of the best and most innovative colleges in the UK. Higher education at Truro and Penwith College has been highly commended for the quality of the provision with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning.

University of the West of Scotland

Tracy Davidson
Disability Adviser

0141 848 3924

University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, Paisley PA1 2BE

University of the West of England - UWE Bristol

Jo Barnes
Disability Advisor

0117 328 5678

Student Support and Wellbeing Team, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY

UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities – in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

UWE Bristol promotes an inclusive learning environment for all students. The Disability Service ensures that disabled students have access to appropriate study-related support and provides a range of reasonable adjustments to remove barriers to learning and to help students to achieve their potential. We work closely with academic staff, our Wellbeing Service and other services across the university to ensure that our students have the most positive experience of studying with us.

Approximately 3,000 disabled students study at UWE Bristol on a variety of different programmes. Many are receiving some form of disability-related support.

We recommend that students contact us as early as possible in the application process, to ensure that any support or adjustments are in place from the first day of their course.

University of Warwick

Jim Connolly
Disability Adviser

02476 150641

Disability Services, University of Warwick, University House, Coventry CV4 8UW

Disability Services encourage existing students and applicants to declare any disability or learning difference and contact us in advance to discuss their support requirements to enable us to make appropriate support arrangements based on their individual requirements. The University of Warwick and Disability Services are committed to equality, diversity and to promoting an inclusive teaching and learning environment for all.

University of Worcester

Debora Brazier
Disability Adviser

01905 855531

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ

The Disability and Dyslexia Service are here to support students with are range of disabilities, including epilepsy. We encourage applicants and students to discuss their needs with us as early as possible so we understand how their epilepsy affects them as an individual, they know what support and adjustments are available from the University and that arrangements for support can be put in place in a timely way. You can contact the team by emailing disability@worc.ac.uk.

University of Winchester

Mariam Chokr-Pritchard
Non-medical Helper Co-ordinator

01962 827645

Student Services, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR

The Disability Team aim to support students with a range of disabilities by providing guidance, advice and signposting to other services. They also offer face-to-face support with accessing learning and teaching opportunities in preparation for and during academic programmes. The team work with both students and staff to embed inclusivity across the institution. You can contact the team by emailing disability@winchester.ac.uk.