These are the steps to getting your full disability support at SHU. We know it can be difficult and can take a while, so if you need help at any point, please email us at  or phone us on 0114 225 2222.

 Disclose your disability

If you didn't do this on your university application form you can register with Disabled Student Support via My Student Record, or by telling any member of staff, who will direct you to Disabled Student Support at any point throughout your course.

Once you have disclosed a disability, specific learning difficulty or medical condition, some support is available straightaway.

Stage 2 Provide medical evidence

We support students through personalised Learning Contracts to share and agree with your tutors what adjustments you need to address barriers to your learning, e.g. extended deadlines, extra time, exam arrangements.

The best way to provide medical evidence is to upload this to My Student Record.

stage 3 Apply for DSAs

Most disabled students should apply for Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs).

This is non-means tested support that helps to pay for equipment, software and support workers. 

You need medical evidence to apply and we can help you with this. 

We have an on-site assessment Centre, the Sheffield Regional Assessment Centre, where a range of disability specialists can carry out Study Needs Assessments.



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