We want all our students to reach their full potential. That’s why we have dedicated expert teams to support any University of Leeds student affected by a long-term condition.
Whatever your disability, we can provide general and condition-specific support to meet your needs while you’re a student at Leeds.
About Disability Services
The Disability Advisory Team provide support, advice and expertise to the University and students on the policy and specific educational adjustments needed to enable disabled students to fully access their education.
Setting up your support
In order to set up your support, you will need to complete our sign up form and provide evidence of your disability.
Disability contacts in schools
The University has a network of Disability Contacts within academic schools, faculties and services.
Asperger syndrome and autism
We're used to working with students affected by autism and Asperger syndrome. Whatever subject you're studying you can access general support and help specific to your condition.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder
If you're affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder, we can offer you both general and condition-specific support during your time here.
Blind or partially sighted
Tailored and general help is available to students with sight loss. We're experienced in supporting blind and partially-sighted students at the University.
Deaf or hard of hearing
If you have a hearing impairment then you're not alone as there are other deaf and hard of hearing students at the University. General and condition-specific support is available to you during your time here if you'd like it.
As a dyslexic University of Leeds student, we can help you reach your full academic potential and make sure you're able to take advantage of all the fantastic opportunities available here.
General and condition-specific support is available to you during your time here if youre a student affected by dyspraxia.
Long-term medical conditions
General and specialist support services and equipment are available to students with long-term medical conditions while studying at the University.
Mental health difficulties
If you're experiencing a mental health difficulty we can provide a range of free and confidential support appropriate to your personal and academic needs.
Physical and mobility impairments
We have many students with a physical or mobility impairment at the University. If youre affected in this way then we can offer you support while you're a student with us.
Leeds Assessment Centre
The Leeds Assessment Centre carries out needs assessments as part of a disabled student's application for disability support funding.
Disabled international students
The University welcomes and supports disabled international students, and our Disability team can support you to make the most of your time in Leeds and remove any barriers to learning.
Disabled postgraduate research students
Being a disabled postgraduate research student is different from being a disabled undergraduate and we understand that it could raise some complex issues.
Funding for disabled students
If you're a student affected by a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty you can apply for Disabled Students' Allowances.
If you're a disabled student then we offer a range of support devised specifically for you based on your needs assessment, including strategy support, mentoring, note-taking and personal assistance.
Assessing your needs
An integral part of applying for disability support funding, such as Disabled Students' Allowances, is having your needs assessed at a registered assessment centre.
Disability support equipment and services
If youre a student affected by disability or impairment then you could benefit from access to a range of equipment and support services.
Specific learning difficulties (SpLDs)
As a student with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) we'll make sure you're able to reach your full academic potential while you're at the University.
Alternative exam arrangements
If you're disabled, or if you become ill at the time of your exams, then special arrangements may be made for you.
Support worker team
The Support Worker Team coordinates Non-Medical Helper support for disabled students provided by the University of Leeds.