Student Services ACCESS Centre

The University of Nottingham ACCESS Centre

The University of Nottingham ACCESS Centre (UNAC) was established in 2001 and is based within the Portland Building Student Services Centre at the University of Nottingham.

UNAC is a recognised assessment centre registered with and accredited through DSA-QAG (Disabled Students' Allowances Quality Assurance Group). UNAC is also a member of NNAC (National Network of Assessment Centres). We have a team of specialist assessors and offer DSA Assessment of Needs to disabled students, including those with Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia), physical or sensory impairments, mental health issues or long-term medical conditions.

Assessors work in collaboration with students, University/College support services, funding bodies and equipment and support providers in order to establish a range of appropriate and detailed support recommendations which form the basis of the Assessment of Needs Report. Assessments are provided to those studying in and around Nottingham and the East Midlands, as well as to students from the region who are studying elsewhere within the UK. You do not have to be a University of Nottingham student to access this service.

We aim to carry out your Needs Assessment within 15 working days of your initial request for an Assessment.

If you contact us by email requesting an appointment, please include your contact telephone number(s) and the nature of your disability/learning difficulty so we can match you to an appropriate Assessor.  It would be helpful if you had the copy of your Funding Body letter agreeing to the Assessment to hand when you call us.

ACCESS Centre personnel will be available to book appointments and answer student calls and queries Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm although you can phone us between 9.00am and 5.00pm

Our first Needs Assessment appointment is at 10.00am and our final appointment of the day is usually at 3.00pm. although we may also be able to offer appointments at 3.00pm. 

Contact Us

Lesley Morrice
The University of Nottingham ACCESS Centre
Student Services Centre
Portland Building
University Park

Tel: +44 (0)115 8467780
Fax: +44 (0)115 9514376



The University of Nottingham ACCESS Centre

Student Services Centre
B Floor, Portland Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44(0) 115 84 67780
fax: +44(0) 115 95 14376