We can explore your requirements with you to create a Support Plan that supports your individual needs.

Your Support Plan may include note-taking support in lectures and alternative exam arrangements, such as exams in smaller venues, rest breaks, or extra time.

Other support that we can offer is detailed below and you can contact us by emailing Disability Support Services where you will be allocated a Disability Adviser to discuss your support with you.

  • Services and networks – We can outline services and facilities which you may find helpful. This will ensure you are linked to relevant networks such as the Disability Liaison Officer and Welfare Officer networks for your academic school. 
  • Student life - We will help you make the most of student life by working with services such as University of Nottingham Sport and the Students' Union.
  • Funding – We can advise how to apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to fund specialist real time note-taking and equipment to support you in your studies.  The University does not offer BSL, interpretation, or communication support ourselves but students can apply for this through DSA.  The University has a number of induction loop systems installed in lecture theatres, although you may wish to explore securing additional equipment, such as a radio aid, through DSA.
  • Student safety - Students are encouraged to carry a vibrating pager that is linked to the University’s fire alarms. Buildings equipped with Deaf Alerter Paging Transmitters will have the Deaf Alerter symbol displayed at the main entrance.  Pagers and Night Cradles are available to loan from Security.  Night Cradles are bedside units in which a pager can be placed and will wake you up if you are asleep when a fire alarm is activated – they can be used in halls of residence equipped with Paging Transmitters.