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University student
“I would like to thank disability support for all the help they have provided over my past two years at Durham University. Having been diagnosed with a long term health condition at the beginning of second year they have been incredibly forthcoming and helpful in providing me with support and peace of mind, especially during exam season.”



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University student
“The support that I have received from the disability services team at Durham has been overwhelmingly positive, helping me get the most out of my experience and maximising my academic potential in exams. The team was extremely proactive and organised in arranging a meeting for me at a time that was suitable for me, to sort out extenuating circumstances for exams and explaining the services available to me as a type one diabetic. Settling into Durham was made so much easier knowing that I had the support of disability services and did not have to worry about my diabetes disadvantaging me in academic situations."

Current student


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University student
“I wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to [my daughter] and reassure her about the dyslexia provision at Durham. She has since decided to firm with the university and I must say I am very relieved because every interaction we have had with Durham has been so efficient, helpful and supportive."

Parent of a prospective undergraduate student

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Where to find us

Disability Support

The Palatine Centre

Stockton Road



Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 8115