Disabled Students' Access Fund

The Disabled Students Access Fund is open to applications from current disabled students.

This fund can cover short-term support for non-academic related activities where there is no other source of support available. Examples of the support that this funding may be provided for include:

  • if you have just arrived at the University and require support to access essential facilities such as a bank, supermarket or other offsite facilities such as a doctor’s surgery, whilst awaiting or undergoing mobility training.
  • if you require someone to accompany you to access a club, society or recreational facility for the first time prior to arrangements with this group for on-going support. Please note this support will only be available once.
  • support to participate in an activity that is relevant but not directly related to your course of study where reasonable adjustments by the provider will not fully address your support needs.

Please note this is a limited fund with an expected funding limit of £100 per person. As a guide, £100 would cover 6 hours of Personal Assistant support. Requests over the funding limit will be considered in exceptional circumstances.  

To apply for this funding, please complete the short form. This should take around 5 minutes to complete. If you have any queries when filling out this form please contact Disability Services Monday – Friday 9am5pm by emailing supportworkerteam@leeds.ac.uk or call 0113 343 3927. If the support you are applying for is needed within 7 days of application or is urgent - you should follow up on your application and make direct contact with Disability Services.

Additional Information for International Students

If you are an international student arriving in Leeds soon and would like to find out more information on how to get started, please see our welcome and arrival page.

The University has a Meet and Greet service that runs on specific dates in September from Leeds Train Station and Leeds Bradford Airport, which you can book online. If you are arriving in Leeds when the Meet and Greet service isn’t running and think you may have some additional requirements, please complete the Disabled Students Access Fund form above.