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Registering your disability

You need to declare your disability and register with Disability and Dyslexia Services to access our support

How to register

The easiest way to register with the Disability & Dyslexia Service is to complete the form at the bottom of this page by telling us about your disability and providing some evidence.  Alternatively, you can come in to meet us in Founder's West room 143 or you can call us on 01784 276473 or email us

Find out more about the range of support available and what examination access arrangements we offer.

If you don't have any existing evidence of your disability and need to see your GP to get this - you can ask them to complete this medical evidence form.

The disabilities we support

Our support for your condition webpages provide more information about the conditions that we support. These are all conditions defined under the Equality Act 2010, and include:

  • Social or communication impairments, such as an Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • A visual or sensory impairment uncorrected by glasses
  • A longstanding or chronic condition (such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease or epilepsy)
  • A Mental Health Condition (such as depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • A Specific Learning Difficulty (such as dyslexia, dypraxia or ADHD)
  • A physical impairment or mobility issue.

We can also help if you want to be assessed for a Specific Learning Difficulty such as dyslexia.


  • Name:
  • Prospective or Current Student:
  • Level of Study:
  • Please indicate your preferred method of communication:
  • Please tick disability type (UCAS code):
  • Support
    Further details on the range of support available can be found on this page. Please review once you have completed this form.
  • Disability Evidence
    If you have a specific learning difficulty and already have a full diagnostic report completed by an Educational Psychologist or Specialist Teacher, please upload it in the section below.
  • If you already have medical evidence confirming your disability(ies), please upload it in the section below.
  • If you don't have any current medical evidence and need to see your GP to get these, please use the medical evidence form on this page once you have completed the remainder of this form.
  • Please note any evidence provided must be in English.
  • Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
  • Have you applied for additional support funded Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)?
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)
  • In the case of an emergency would you able to evacuate independently from university buildings or accommodation?
  • If no, we will be in contact to arrangement a meeting to agree a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)
  • Exam Access Arrangements (EAA)
    Once we have reviewed your disability evidence and have applied our standard exam access arrangements guidelines, we will confirm the exam access arrangements that will be in place for the duration of your course. Information about the standard arrangements can be found on this page. Please review once you have completed this form.
  • Accommodation Requirements
    If you are planning in living in university halls and have specific disability-related accommodation requirements, please ask a medical professional to complete the Medical Evidence Form on this page.
  • Support Available
    Once we have completed your registration, we will confirm the support that is available from the Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS), your academic department and from other Professional Services in the university.
  • Declaration
  • Consent
    We would be grateful if you could please complete the consent form which can be found on this page. This will enable us to liaise with other University departments and some external services regarding your support.


Useful Forms & Documents

 Medical Evidence Form

Consent Form

Support available

Exam Access Arrangements