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. Fill out this form to give us some details on what is going on.
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-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.).