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Are you applying for university?

Do you have a disability or specific learning difficulty? 

Every year, 1000s of students with a broad range of disabilities and specific learning difficulties achieve their potential at the University of Wolverhampton opening up opportunities for employment and further study. 

The University of Wolverhampton is an inclusive institution working to meet the individual needs of our students.

The Applicant Advice and Guidance team are here to provide advice and support for students who have a disability or specific learning difficulty. 

Student Support and Wellbeing Brochure

Student Support and Wellbeing Brochure


Additional Information

Disabilities and specific learning difficulties can include:

  • Specific learning difficulties: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia 
  • Mental Health conditions   
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions including Asperger syndrome    
  • Sensory disabilities including those affecting sight or hearing
  • Long term medical conditions  

Support for All Students can include:

  • General Study skills support, including tutorials and general workshops, through the University Learning Centres.
  • APPS Anywhere – access to specialist software. 
  • Audio-visual lecture capture – a number of taught sessions are captured.
Additional Support for Students with Disabilities or Specific Learning Difficulties
Depending on your individual needs, you may be eligible for additional support provided by the University. The Student Support and Wellbeing Team can talk to you about additional support that may be available.
 
Disabled Students’ Allowances
You may be eligible to receive additional funding known as the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) to help cover the costs of any additional support you may need to access your university course. DSA funding is available for eligible students and can help with costs for specialist equipment, Non-Medical Helpers (NMH) and other disability-related costs associated with studying. 

If you have applied to study a University course delivered at one of our partner UK colleges, you will still be able to apply for DSA.
 
Your support will be provided by our partner college. Please contact the college directly to discuss your support needs.
 
If you are applying to study with one of our International Partners or at one of our International Locations please speak to the Support Services where you are studying for advice and information.

If you require personal care support on the University campus or in halls of residence, you will need a care package in place before you commence your course.
 
Apply to your local Adult Services department as early as possible so that they have sufficient time to liaise with the Adult Services team where you’ll be living.
 
Please note: until a care package has been agreed by all parties, this may 
delay you being able to start your course.

If you are planning to stay in the University's Halls of Residence:

  • ensure you inform Accommodation about your disability
  • Accommodation will liaise closely with you to discuss your support needs

 

Please come and talk to us about other support options

Support for All Students can include:

  • General Study skills support, including tutorials and general workshops, through the University Learning Centres.
  • Apps Anywhere – access to specialist software. 
  • Audio-visual lecture capture – a number of taught sessions are captured.
Additional Support for Students with Disabilities or Specific Learning Difficulties
Depending on your individual needs, you may be eligible for additional support provided by the University. The Student Support and Wellbeing Team can talk to you about additional support that may be available.
 
Disabled Students’ Allowances
You may be eligible to receive additional funding known as the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) to help cover the costs of any additional support you may need to access your university course. DSA funding is available for eligible students and can help with costs for specialist equipment, Non-Medical Helpers (NMH) and other disability-related costs associated with studying. 
 
For more information please see: 

Students on Apprenticeship courses are not eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA).  If you have a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or mental health condition you can still access support including (as appropriate to the course) automatic extensions, extended library loans, access to accessible software on University computers and access to University support services.

You can speak to your course team about support (known as Reasonable Adjustments) which may include options like getting notes/slides in advance of sessions to prepare.

Please contact SSW if you would like to set up a meeting with one of our Disabilty and Inclusion Team who can discuss with you additional support options as appropriate.