The University of Wolverhampton is an inclusive institution working to meet the individual needs of our students.
Every year, 1000s of students with a broad range of disabilities and specific learning differences achieve their potential at the University of Wolverhampton, opening up opportunities for employment and further study.
The Disability Inclusion Team are here to provide advice and support for students and applicants who have a disability or Specific Learning Difference.
See below for FAQs.
Find out more about the support available to applicants and students
Disabilities and Specific Learning Differences can include:
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia (these are know as Specific Learning Differences)
- Autism Spectrum Conditions including Asperger syndrome
- Mental Health conditions
- Sensory disabilities including those affecting sight or hearing
- Long term medical conditions
Support available for all students can include:
- General Study skills support, including tutorials and workshops, through the University Library
- Access to specialist adaptive or assistive software such as text to speech screen readers; magnification tools; visualisation and mind mapping tools; digital colour overlays. Find out more about the full range of software and applications available from Apps Anywhere.
- Recorded lectures - a number of taught sessions are recorded and available to playback with captions.
Additional support for students with disabilities or Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)
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 are not eligible for DSA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other support options.
If you are planning to stay in the University's Halls of Residence:
- ensure you inform Accommodation Services about your disability
- Accommodation will liaise closely with you to discuss your support needs
Students on Apprenticeship courses are not eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA).
If you have a disability, Specific Learning Difference (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 us if you would like to book an appointment with a member of our Disability and Inclusion Team, who can discuss with you additional support options as appropriate.
If you are an applicant, please email email@example.com
Unfortunately, there are no specific funds available for international students to cover the cost of non medical support workers such as Notetakers or specialist tutors however, the University is able to provide a wide range of non-funded support and equipment which can be made available at the beginning of their course.
You will still need to return your Self Declaration Form or Disability Evidence Form to us, even though you will not be entitled to Disabled Student Allowances (DSA). You will also need to get in touch with your home country’s advisory service or contact us for advice on what support you may be eligible to access.
Contact us for more information
Applicants: please email firstname.lastname@example.org