We support students with a range of long-term health conditions, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, diabetes, epilepsy, cancer and many other conditions that affect daily activities. 

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 rest breaks, permission to take food into an exam, extra time or the use of a computer.  The Support Plan can make staff in your academic school aware of any issues arising from your health condition.

Other support that we can offer is detailed below and you can arrange an appointment with a Disability Adviser to discuss these options further by emailing Disability Support Services.

  • Accommodation - We can give you options and help you identify suitable accommodation on campus. Specific requirements may also be supported, such as if you need access to a fridge in your room for medication. 
  • Study skills - Specialist study skills support may be available to you, to explore strategies to manage the impact of issues such as health or medicated-related fatigue.
  • 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 Wellbeing networks for your academic school. 
  • Department of Sport - We can outline how the Sports Centre might be able to support you in using the facilities to manage your long-term condition and discounts you may be entitled to.
  • Funding for external support - We can advise how to apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to fund assistive software, ergonomic equipment, mentoring and other support.