The Top Ten Tips for Disabled Students

1. Don’t settle for less because of your disability.

2. Join a Students’ Union society or sports team (yes seriously!) they are great ways to meet new people.

3.  If you haven’t already made contact with the University’s Disability and Dyslexia team, do it straight away by emailing

4.  Get assessed, and find out what support you are entitled to. Many people have one (or more) disabilities or learning difficulties, and struggle through their studies without the help they need. The earlier you’re assessed, the easier you’ll find your studies.

5.  Check you have the right to on-site facilities such as parking permits for physically disabled people at all three campuses. And did you know the inter-campus double-decker buses are accessible for wheelchair users?

6.  Always ask for help from friends, tutors, lecturers, programme leaders etc.

7.  Getting help for mental health IS healthy, and a positive step in helping you manage your own health.  Whatever help you need, make sure you DO get it, or just like a broken leg, it’ll get worse.

8.  Apply to the University to be an AccessAbility Ambassador. It’s a great job and you will make some great friends too.

9.  Get advice from the Students’ Union. You are entitled to it. We have independent advisers that can advise on most things from housing, to money, to your benefits, and the Disabled Students Allowance.