Disability Support

Disability Support is a service within Student Futures Support and Development, which offers specialist support for disabled students (including students with mental health conditions and specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia).

Disability Support Information

(including specialist support for students with SpLD - dyslexia)

  • Our Disability Support Officers offer information, advice and guidance on a range of areas such as:
  • Reasonable adjustments to courses and assessment (including examinations)
  • The process of accessing support, for example applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
  • Advice and guidance on accessible accommodation and specialist accommodation aids
  • Information about accessible parking
  • Liaison with other University departments, academic staff and external agencies (including Assessment Centres, Student Finance England, NHS, Student Bursaries and Local Authorities)


Our Academic Skills Tutors offer:

  • Screening for (SpLD) dyslexia
  • Specialist group tutorials focusing on academic skills development
  • Academic Skills tutorials and occasional referral to an external agency for individual academic skills tutorials (once DSA is approved)

Once we receive supporting evidence of your disability, mental health condition and / or specific learning difference such as an educational psychologists report, and or medical evidence we will aim to put appropriate reasonable adjustments in place.

If you are not sure whether you have appropriate evidence, please contact a member of Disability Support.


Contact us

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call in, phone or email us.

Chester: Binks CBK 101, Tel: 01244511059

Warrington: WMA 012, Tel: 01925354282

Email: disability@chester.ac.uk