Who we support

Disability Services are here to support any student who has disclosed a disability in their academic studies throughout their time at Leeds. 

You are considered to be disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical, neurological, developmental or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. For a student, 'normal day to day activities' might include taking notes, writing, researching, reading large amounts of text and moving between multiple locations. 

This includes people who: 

  • are deaf or hard of hearing
  • are blind or partially-sighted
  • have a physical disability, and/or mobility difficulties
  • have a specific learning difficulty (for example, dyslexia or dyspraxia)
  • have a developmental learning or behavioural condition (for example, AD(H)D)
  • have an autism spectrum condition (for example, Asperger Syndrome). Find out more here.
  • have a mental health condition
  • have a long-term medical condition (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, HIV)
This list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you are able to access support please contact us for advice.

Short term health conditions

If you have a short-term health condition such as a broken bone or short-term illness, please email the Disability Contact in your school to find out if you may be eligible for support.