Disability Support

Disability Support provides confidential information, advice and guidance to disabled students. This includes students with specific learning differences, long standing health conditions, mental health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and sensory difficulties. 

Disability Support provides confidential information, advice and guidance to disabled applicants and students. This includes students with specific learning differences, long standing health conditions, mental health conditions, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and sensory impairments. 

Specialist staff on both the Chester and Warrington campuses support students in identifying the most appropriate solutions to potential barriers to learning.

Disability Support is keen to ensure all students benefit fully from university life and achieve their learning potential. Specialist staff on both the Chester and Warrington campuses support students in identifying the most appropriate solutions to potential barriers to learning. This may include creation of an Inclusion Plan. 

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

  •  Obtaining up to date supporting evidence
  • Suitable university accommodation
  • Exam arrangements
  • Provision of Support Workers
  • Specialist equipment loan
  • Funding applications (Disabled Students Allowance, Financial Assistance 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.
  • Study Skills Seminars
  • Access to our Facebook group where students and staff share study tips, resources and useful information

If you are not sure please contact us.

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

  • Your name
  • Your student number (if known)
  • A contact telephone number
  • Email address
  • Your message
  • Site details

 Confidentiality

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.