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.

Students new to the University or the service:

If you still need to arrange your alternative examination arrangements for the January exam period, please use the additional drop-in sessions at Cherry Tree Lodge, University Park (building 13 on the campus map) between 12:00 and 14:30 on the below dates.

You must bring your evidence with you. Please check the Evidence Policy to ensure you have the evidence we require.

Drop in Sessions are available from 12:00 to 14:30 at Cherry Tree Lodge on:

  • Monday 29th October
  • Tuesday 30th October
  • Friday 2nd November
  • Tuesday 6th November
  • Wednesday 7th November

If you cannot visit us at University Park please ring us on 0115 82 32070.

Students who already have a Disability Adviser or Academic Support Tutor:

Please email your Adviser or Tutor directly, and include a list of dates and times when you are available to see them from the week commencing Monday 12th November.

The more options you can give the better. Your Adviser or Tutor will then contact you as soon as they can to arrange this.

Urgent enquiries:

If you have an urgent query you can contact your Adviser or Tutor directly, alternatively please ring us on 0115 82 32070. You can also contact your School Welfare Team.

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