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.

Claro closure 

With the closure of Claro Learning on December 18 2015, Plymouth University are now working with other non-medical suppliers including Clear Links and Randstad. Some students are working with independent support workers and most students have now made arrangements regarding their non-medical helper support.

From January 2016 non-medical helpers/support workers will no longer have valid Plymouth University Associate membership cards. They should carry ID from their supplying organisation and/or a letter from the student they are supporting confirming their role. This can be in paper or digital form. Note takers should still make themselves known to lecture staff discretely but do not need to identify the student they are working with, for example, if the student has requested anonymous support.

If you have any queries regarding a student’s support, please contact us at das@plymouth.ac.uk, Disability Assist.

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