The University of Roehampton welcomes students with disabilities and offers flexible support services tailored to your needs.
Our Disability and Dyslexia Services are on the main campus in Digby Stuart.
- For our students, we strongly recommend that you get in touch to let us know about your specific disability and support needs.
- Any information provided will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used to support you with your studies.
Click here to fill out a form and give us some details.
We support a wide range of conditions (please note that this list is not exhaustive):
- Specific learning differences (SpLDs) (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD)
- Blind or visual impairment.
- Deaf or hard of hearing.
- Mobility difficulties (e.g. wheelchair users).
- Long-term medical conditions (e.g. Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Epilepsy).
- Austistic spectrum conditions (e.g. Asperger’s Syndrome).
- Mental health difficulties (e.g. depression, eating disorders, Bipolar).
We are here to:
- Support disabled students (including those with SpLDs) to achieve their qualifications.
- Teach students to develop learning strategies that maximise their strengths and minimise areas of difficulty.
- Raise awareness and understanding of the challenges experienced by disabled students (including those with SpLDs) at university.
- Provide advice and guidance about the services, facilities and opportunities available to you as a student with a disability or an SpLD.
- Liaise with staff across the university and beyond, to ensure a collaborative, inclusive approach to working with you.
- Offer advice to academic staff on strategies for inclusive teaching.
- Provide DSA needs assessments in our Assessment Centre
Specialist advice and guidance:
- Drop ins.
- Support in applying for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and follow up to make sure everything runs smoothly once you have this.
- Support with accessing assistive technology and software.
- Liaison with university staff about student needs.
- Provision of examination adjustments.
- Provision of support in the library e.g. extended loan service.
- Production of a Summary of Adjustment to communicate your needs to relevant members of staff.
- Loan of digital recorders and laptops for those unable to access funded support.
Departmental Disability Co-oridinators (DDCs)
- Departmental Disability Co-ordinators (DDCs) are located in each academic department and play a vital role in ensuring that support, via reasonable adjustments and inclusive teaching, is provided for disabled students within their departments.
Disability Services co-ordinate a wide range of support strategies based on your individual needs:
- We take into consideration the recommendations made in your medical evidence / diagnostic report and DSA needs assessment report.
- Once permission to disclose has been given (and evidence has been provided), we create an individual support plan, called a Summary of Adjustments (SoA).
- This information is then shared with your department and relevant staff (e.g. the Library so that extended loans can be put in place etc.).