Graduate School

Disability support


University Support

Academic Support

Disability Support

Dyslexia / SpLD Support Team

Access Centre


Support available may include:

  • allowing you to record lectures, seminars and meetings
  • alternative arrangements for written examinations (e.g. extra time, rest breaks)
  • adjustments to viva voce examinations, including those as part of the annual review process (e.g. rest breaks, wheelchair accessible location, choosing the most suitable time of day)
  • non-medical helpers such as notetakers, readers or study assistants (mentors)
  • accessible transport around campus

Study strategies sessions 

From autumn 2017 disabled students already in contact with Disability Advisers will be able to discuss a referral to meet with Dr Lisa Rüll - a Study Support Tutor based in Academic Support with extensive experience of supporting disabled students to develop their study strategies.

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) 

RCUK DSA Funding

NHS Bursary

NHS Social Work Bursary


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DSA Eligibility 

‘Home' postgraduate students may be eligible to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). These are non-means tested and non-repayable grants for specialist software and equipment and non-medical helpers such as notetakers, readers and study assistants (mentors). 

If the application form you are using requires the University to sign to confirm you are studying here (such as Section 5 of the Student Finance England form) you should ask a member of staff in your department to do this. Disability/Dyslexia Support are unable to do this. 

If you are not eligible for DSA (for example, you are an overseas student) your Disability Adviser or Dyslexia Tutor can explore alternative sources of funding with you and the University will endeavour to provide a similar level of support.

Vitae: Resources & support 


The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400

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