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Disability support information

We’ve an excellent range of professional support and advice available to disabled applicants and students via our service.

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What support we offer at Durham Disability Support

  • Information and advice before you arrive at Durham.
  • Contact with a Disability Adviser to determine what support is appropriate for your course.
  • Development of your individual Disability Support Plan (DSP), which documents your agreed support and any reasonable adjustments needed.
  • Examination access arrangements.
  • Liaison or meeting with your department, tutors and college support staff.
  • Help and advice about applying for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) or other appropriate funding.
  • A referral for library support, which may include extended loans and access to reserved study room and assistive software in the University library.
  • A referral for specialist support and advice from qualified Mental Health Advisors and/or Counselling Service.
  • Specialist Study Skills Support (if applicable) for students who aren’t in receipt of external funding.
  • Screening for dyslexia/SpLD and referral for subsidised diagnostic assessment, as appropriate.
  • Advice on diagnostic pathways for ADHD/Autism.
  • Early Arrival Programme for autistic students.
  • An internship programme run in partnership with Careers and Enterprise for autistic students.


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