How we can support you
We pride ourselves on the services and facilities we can offer if you need our support while you're studying with us. From our experienced and helpful counselling team to support services for disabled students, we’re here when you need us.
Whatever you need, we’ve probably got it or could help you find it: accessible facilities, an assessment centre, support services and equipment, self-help groups, online and in-person counselling, space for prayer and contemplation, transcription services, support workers and funding advice.
It takes courage to face up to your difficulties and ask someone else for help. To help you get the most from your time here, the Student Counselling Centre offers a number of free services throughout the year.
A daily drop-in service gives you the opportunity to be seen by an on-duty advisor who will be able to provide you with information.
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.
Groups and workshops
The Student Counselling Centre offers a range of groups and workshops designed to enhance your wellbeing, give you the opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences to you, and to develop new skills and self-awareness.
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.
Leeds Assessment Centre
The Leeds Assessment Centre carries out needs assessments as part of a disabled student's application for disability support funding.
Established over 20 years ago, the RNIB and the University of Leeds Transcription Centre specialise in academic transcription for University students affected by sight loss and other disabilities.
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.
Accessible facilities on campus
The University has many accessible facilities available across campus for disabled students including adapted accommodation, medical support and The Edge.
Prayer, contemplation and faith-based support
Our quiet spaces, prayer facilities and faith-based support give you the chance to take a break, reflect, and connect with local faith communities.
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.
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.
Disability contacts in schools
The University has a network of disability contacts within academic schools and faculties who can help make sure arrangements are in place for you.
Recordings of teaching sessions
Many teaching sessions are recorded and the recordings are made available for later viewing in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).