Services for Students

Autistic spectrum disorder

We can discuss and explore your requirements with you to create a Support Plan that supports your individual needs. Your Support Plan may include the ability to request coursework deadline extensions and alternative exam arrangements, such as exams in smaller venues, rest breaks and extra time. The Support Plan can make staff in your academic school aware of any issues arising from your autism.

Other support that we can offer is detailed below and you can contact us by emailing disability-supportservices@nottingham.ac.uk where you will be allocated a Disability Adviser to discuss your support with you.

  • Accommodation - Please inform us early of your condition so we can give you options and help you identify suitable accommodation on campus.  Once at the University, we can also talk to staff in halls of residence on your behalf to discuss any concerns you may have.
  • Transition summer school – We run a Transition Summer School to help with your start at the University.  This three-day residential occurs before the beginning of term and provides you with the opportunity to orientate yourself around the campuses and the city, hear talks from the Students' Union, visit facilities and experience life in halls.
  • Funding for external support - We can advise how to apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to fund specialist mentoring, study skills support and software to help you with organisation and time management. 
  • Support in your academic school - We can liaise with your school's Disability Liaison Officer and Support and Wellbeing Officers to help you with any questions related to your course.
  • Enhances Library Support provides support from staff in using the library and its facilities. 
  • Clubs and Societies - We recognise that meeting new people can be difficult.  We can help you find Students' Union clubs and societies that match your interests and help you find likeminded people.
  • Department of Sport - We can outline the range of sports available at the University and help arrange induction sessions at the sports centres.  Popular activities include climbing, martial arts, gym and archery.
  • Autism Social Network - The aim of this network is to promote a sense of community amongst autistic students and to create a fun environment for students to share their experiences of university life. Click here for further details.

With the above support, we believe autistic students can flourish at the University of Nottingham, achieving success in their studies while enjoying university life.

Student Services

University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD

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