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We are here to support any student who has disclosed a disability during their academic studies at the University of Chester. You may not think of yourself as disabled, but it's worth considering whether you may be entitled to support. 

We support students who;

  • ​have a physical impairment or mobility issue
  • have a mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder ​
  • have a Specific Learning Difference e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD​
  • have a social/communication impairment such as Asperger’s Syndrome/other Autistic Spectrum Disorder​
  • are blind or have a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses​
  • are deaf or have a serious hearing impairment​
  • have a long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy ​
  • have any condition which meets the definition of a disability under the Equality Act 2010

Our Disability Support Officers offer information, advice and guidance on a range of areas such as:

  •     Reasonable adjustments and support during your studies
  •     Obtaining up to date supporting evidence
  •     Suitable university accommodation
  •     Exam arrangements
  •     Provision of Support Workers
  •     Specialist equipment loan
  •     Funding applications (Disabled Students Allowance, Student Support Fund)
  •     Liaison with academic departments
  •     Accessible Parking

Our Specific Learning Difference (SpLD) staff offer:

  •     Information about the University of Chester’s identification process for specific learning differences such as dyslexia.
  •     Targeted specialist study skills tutorials and referral to an external agency for specialist 1-1 study skills once DSA is approved.

Contacting Us

When contacting Disability and Inclusion for further information - please include the following:

  •    Your name
  •     Your student number (if known)
  •     A contact telephone number
  •     Email address
  •     Your message
  •     Site details
  •     What campus you will be studying at

We are aware that students can be reluctant to disclose a disability because they fear that it might negatively affect their application or result in them being treated differently by the University.

Please be assured that this is not the case; it would be unlawful for a university to discriminate against any student based on their disability.

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Our service is confidential; however there are rare exceptions where confidentiality will not apply as we always act in the best interests of the student. For more information on confidentiality you can read our Privacy Statement.