Welcome to Disability Assist

About us

Disability Assist 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.

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

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 Assist Services

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

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