Welcome to Disability Services

About us

Disability Services is part of Learning Support and Wellbeing and is here to help with your study support requirements if you have a disability. 

If you're a prospective or current student, or a member of staff supporting students, we are here to assist!

What is a disability?

Disability can mean different things to different people. It may include you if you have study support requirements related to a disability, for example:

  • dyslexia 
  • specific learning disabilities
  • mental health difficulties
  • autism 
  • a long term health condition.

If you're a prospective or current student, or a member of staff supporting students, we're here to help. Please contact us if you need assistance with your studies for any of the reasons above.

What we offer

Whether you're an applicant, a current student, international or progressing from one of our partner colleges, we will work with you to help you make informed decisions about any support that might help you with your studies.

Find out more about what we offer and the information we need from you.

General information about visiting, and studying with us

Disabled Go: Practical information about the main buildings on our campus and their accessibility to help you plan your way around the campus.

Anytime Advice and Mental Health Helpline – 24/7 support

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • In-the-moment emotional and counselling support.
  • Accessible by phone, email and LiveCONNECTSM instant messaging.
  • Information and advice on a range of studying, work, family and personal issues.
  • Confidential.
  • Completely independent from the University.
Freephone: +44 800 042 0134 
Email: assistance@workplaceoptions.com
Instant messenger support: download the iConnectYou app from iTunes or Google Play and register using the passcode: 34800

‘In 10’- short presentations for staff on disability-related matters

Disability Services has produced a range of short, stand-alone presentations for staff on different disabilities and disability-related matters. Each presentation consists of 10 slides and is designed to be delivered by us within 15 minutes during one of your pre-arranged meetings. Our aim is to share information succinctly at a time and place convenient to you and your team. We can stay for longer to answer questions if you wish.

For further details on the available presentations and/or to arrange a date please contact Rocio Martinez.

Starting university with dyslexia

Going to university can be a test for anyone, fresh, or not-so-fresh from school. Students are not only expected to adapt to independent study and increased reading loads, but they also have to learn as soon as possible how to “do” the kind of academic writing and academic talk their given field demands. And for those students with dyslexia, this can be particularly challenging. 

Read more on The Conversation website.

Disability Services

Learning Gateway, Room 11, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Our opening times: Monday to Thursday 08:30-17:00, Friday 08:30 to 16:30