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We provide support to students with a wide range of conditions. Many students are put off by the term 'disability' or do not think that it applies to them. All of the following conditions are eligible for support:

  • Specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D)
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Long-term medical conditions
  • Autism spectrum conditions
  • Physical disabilities
  • Deaf/ hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments

Suitable evidence is a GP/specialist letter including diagnosis and duration (the diagnosis should have lasted, or is likely to last 12 months +). The letter must be signed and stamped or on letter headed paper. 

If you have a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D) we will need to see a diagnostic assessment report. 

All students need to provide suitable disability evidence of their condition to access support. 

If you already have evidence of your disability

Please upload your disability evidence onto My Student Record

Contact us if you're not sure whether your disability evidence is suitable. 

If you do not have evidence of your disability

If you do not already have disability evidence, we recommend taking this form to your GP.

Students with specific learning difficulties cannot use this form and will require a diagnostic assessment report from a suitably qualified professional. If you believe you have a specific learning difficulty and do not have a diagnostic report please contact us as we may be able to refer you for an assessment (eligibility criteria applies)

We do not accept: 

  • prescriptions
  • photo of medication
  • scan/xrays
  • self-diagnosis
  • generic web information
  • fitness to work note
  • letter from supporting adult
  • exam access arrangements