Students with disabilities
The University of Nottingham is committed to promoting access for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and long-term medical conditions.
The University offers a range of academic and practical support to enable students to fulfil the inherent requirements of their course as independently as possible.
We have more than 1,250 students at the University with disabilities, and our aim is to provide the best possible support and guidance we can.
What we offer
Support at the University
Disability Support Services is our specialist service that provides student-led support to enable students to flourish as independent learners. The service supports those with a disability, mental health difficulty, long-term medical condition, autistic spectrum condition, or a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD.
Disability Support Services also provides information about Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).
Support within the School of Humanities
In addition to every student in the school having an academic Personal Tutor, there is a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) for the School of Humanities. The DLO coordinates with all staff in the school and other bodies within the University to ensure that students receive the support required.
The School of Humanities Disability Liaison Officer is Duncan MacLeod.
What is expected of you
The University of Nottingham and School welcomes applications from all students and our aim is to provide a high level of support and guidance from the moment you first enquire to the moment you graduate. To help us do this, you are encouraged to notify us of your disability as soon as you receive an offer from the University.
It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that the University is aware of their individual requirements. If you have a disability (including a specific learning difference such as dyslexia) and/or a long-term medical condition, you are encouraged to notify Student Services and inform your personal tutor. We ensure that your personal information remains confidential except to share on a need-to-know basis to facilitate support.
If you have concerns about sharing confidential health histories, please read the full details of who we share your information with within our Privacy Statement.
Policies and procedures
Disability Support Services is responsible for promoting access for all disabled students and applicants by influencing the development of policy and procedures relating to disability and ensuring their compliance with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) 2001, which is an amendment to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995.
Find out more about Disability Support Services policies and legislation