Additional Learning Support is available for HE students who declare a disability or a specific learning difficulty and who have claimed the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA).
DSA is available to full-time or part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students.
DSA provides funding for goods and services that may be needed to enable you to access your course, for example learning support and a computer with specialist software if you are dyslexic or a communication support worker if you are deaf or hearing impaired. It is not a lump sum of money given to the student.
You may be eligible for DSA if you have any of the following:
- Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia
- Developmental conditions such as Autism, ADHD
- Mental health difficulties
- Mobility difficulties
- Hearing impairments
- Visual impairments
- Other disabilities and long-term medical conditions
Other medical and psychological conditions not mentioned on this list may be covered by DSA.
Students should apply for the DSA as soon as they can as the process can take up to 3 months.