Student Services Disability Support

Support for your Studies

Accessibility: Academic Support, Disability Support and ACCESS Centre

Mission statement

Our mission is to support the university community in creating an inclusive and equitable teaching and learning environment to the benefit of all students. Our specialist service provides student-led support to enable disabled students to flourish as independent learners.

We are here to help you if you are disabled, have a long-term medical condition or a Specific Learning Difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D.

Availability from w/c 24th September 2018

Students new to the University or to the Accessibility service

You will need to come to Cherry Tree Lodge on University Park (building 13 on the campus map) and sign up for a short appointment.

The appointment booking desk will be open 8am-5pm.

Appointment availability: At Cherry Tree Lodge, University Park:

  • Week one: Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September from 10.00 until 16.00 (final session starting at 15.30)
  • Week two: Monday 1st October – Friday 5th October from 10.00 until 16.00 (final session starting at 15.30)
  • Week three: Monday 8th October – Friday 12th October from 12.00 until 14.30 (final session starting at 14.00)

Please bring your evidence with you for your support needs to be assessed.

Sutton Bonington campus appointments:

Appointments will be available on Wednesday 26th September; Wednesday 3rd October; and Wednesday 10th October in the main building or the Barn.

From Monday 24th September please visit our Student Service Centre located in the Barn on Sutton Bonington Campus to sign up for an appointment; the times and locations will be available at the Service Centre for you.

Students who have already met with a Disability Adviser or an Academic Support tutor

You will be able to make appointments for the week beginning Monday 15th October onwards by contacting your Disability Adviser or Academic Support Tutor directly by email.

Open doors for disability: postgraduate disabled student sessions 

University of Nottingham is committed to equality of opportunity for all its students and complies with legislation affecting access to Higher Education (the Equality Act 2010). You can meet with one of the Accessibility Team to discuss your needs at University of Nottingham. We would encourage all eligible students to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances before they arrive at University of Nottingham. However, the University does not discriminate according to whether a student has Disabled Students Allowance or not.

Academic Support

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If you have dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D or another Specific Learning Difference (SpLD), contact Academic Support.

Disability Support

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If you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired, have a physical disability, mobility difficulty, an autism spectrum disorder/Asperger syndrome, a mental health difficulty or a long-term medical condition, contact Disability Support


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The ACCESS Centre carries out Needs Assessments if you have applied for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). You do not have to be a University of Nottingham student to access this service. 


Coming to Nottingham



If you are applying to Nottingham, or coming to study as part of an exchange programme, you can find out more about how we will support you if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD).

Study Abroad for disabled students

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Are you thinking about Study Abroad as part of your degree? Check our advice to help you plan ahead. 

Your support

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If you want to know more about the support provided across the University and within Schools at Nottingham...




Accessibility (Academic Support, Disability Support and ACCESS Centre)

Cherry Tree Lodge
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44(0) 115 95 15992