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You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activity.
Many people who don’t think of themselves as disabled can access support from our office/service – unseen medical or mental health conditions are included, and so are Specific Learning Differences like dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.
It is recommended that students contact their Schools for advice in the first instance. For further information about what to do if you have a temporary injury, please refer to information on Accident and short-term illness examination arrangements. If it becomes a long-term injury, then the Disability Support Services team can offer advice.
In addition to Disability Support Services, the University offers a wide range of support and advice via the HealthyU pages. Mental health and wellbeing support you may access could include Counselling, University of Nottingham Health Service at Cripps Health Centre, and the Mental Health Advisory Service.
Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) are non means-tested funds to help full and part time home undergraduate and postgraduate students to pay for extra costs they may incur whilst attending their course, as a direct result of their disability, Specific Learning Differences (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD) or long term medical condition, including mental health issues. They are distributed by funding bodies such as the Student Loans Company, postgraduate research councils and the NHS.
The allowances help with:
Details of how to apply for DSA are available via Direct.gov.
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