Providing your evidence
You must provide evidence of your disability to access support from Disability Services
What type of evidence do I need?
The evidence required depends both on your disability and the level of support you are requesting.
- Evidence needed for specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia and dyspraxia
- Evidence needed for all other disabilities
Evidence during the pandemic
We understand that you might have difficulty obtaining evidence during the pandemic. For this reason, we are currently accepting non-standard types of evidence for basic interim support arrangements only. This means that you will be required to provide additional evidence which meets our standard criteria once current restrictions are removed.
The University of Leeds disability evidence form
[Please note, this cannot be used as evidence for Specific Learning Difficulties]
As an alternative to collating the evidence listed above, you can use the University of Leeds disability evidence form to gather the correct evidence for support. You should also be able to use this same form for an application to Disabled Students’ Allowances.
You can download the form here.
How do I check that the evidence I have is suitable?
Our handy evidence checker will tell you the types of support you could access with the evidence you have. You may find it useful to check this first.
Your evidence must:
- Be on official headed paper
- Be as up to date as possible (this is not as vital if it is a long-term or life-long condition)
- Give a clear clinical/medical diagnosis of a disability that is likely to affect your ability to do everyday or academic tasks
- Clearly state that your disability is long-term (i.e. has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least 12 months)
- Indicate the impact your disability has on your daily life, particularly your studies
- Be written in English or be a formally certified translation
- Be sent to us directly either by email on email@example.com or in person. It should not be sent to us via a third party, such as your GP