We can offer you a range of advice and guidance

For UK applicants

Thinking of choosing Plymouth University? 

Don’t wait until you have arrived at Plymouth – contact Disability Services early to find out about the support available for study and living on campus. We can arrange meetings with academic staff and a Disability Services prior to your arrival.

Coming to an Open Day

Come and talk to us at our stand.

Unsure about your choice of course?

Does your course have fieldwork, placements, practicals and professional body requirements which you would like to discuss before you arrive? We can support you to liaise with the admissions tutor to answer any questions that you may have. For further information about our courses please refer to Admissions.

Already applied and disclosed a disability?

We will be writing to you asking for more information, please reply when we do. If you prefer, you can send us your information now.

We may write to you and invite you to an information meeting.  This is an opportunity for new students to meet with a member of their academic team as well as a Disability Advisor.

Applied and not yet disclosed a disability?

It’s never too late you can still send us your information. Take a look at our disclosure information for further advice.

What accommodation arrangements are available for students with disabilities at Plymouth University?

Please refer to students with disabilities and medical conditions and to accommodation disability Q and A 2017.

If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (e.g. dyslexia)

We can provide advice regarding diagnosis if you think you may have dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty (e.g. DCD (dyspraxia), ADHD etc). If you have told us that you have a specific learning difficulty, we will be writing to you to ask for more information. If you prefer, you can send us your information now - dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty.

Help with getting support from the Disabled Students’ Allowances

Pre induction programme for applicants with autism

If you have an Autistic Spectrum condition then Disability Services are able to offer you a pre induction programme to help you get to know the University and the local area before you start your course. We'll contact you with further information once you have a place at University and have told us about your disability.

What support can I expect when I am a Plymouth University student?

See the current student information below.

Learning support, health and wellbeing.

Where can I learn more about what to expect when I start at Plymouth University? 

Visit our induction pages.

Additional information for students progressing from our partner colleges

If you are progressing from a partner college to complete your degree with us we will be pleased to help with any disability related queries or help you put existing support in place.

We have a Disability Advisor who will contact you to help you with your transition, so please make contact with us and  send us your information.

If you are already in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowances you'll need to reapply through your funding body.

For International and EU applicants

Thinking of choosing Plymouth University?

Don’t wait until you have arrived at Plymouth – contact Disability Services reception on 01752 587676 or email Disability Services early to find out about the support available for study and living on campus.  

Although international and EU students are not eligible for the UK government funded Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), Disability Services can work with you to assess your individual support requirements and consider reasonable adjustments.

We can arrange meetings with academic staff and a Disability Advisor prior to your arrival or if this is not possible provide advice and guidance via email or telephone.

Coming to an Open Day?

Come and talk to us at our stand.

Unsure about your choice of course?

Does your course have fieldwork, placements, practicals and professional body requirements which you would like to discuss before you arrive? We can support you to liaise with the admissions tutor to answer any questions that you may have. For further information about our courses please refer to Admissions.

Already applied and disclosed a disability?

We will be writing to you asking for more information, please reply when we do. If you prefer, you can send us your information now.

We may write to you and invite you to face to face or telephone information meeting. This is an opportunity for new students to communicate with a member of their academic team as well as a Disability Advisor.

Applied and not yet disclosed a disability?

It’s never too late you can still send us your information. Take a look at our disclosure information for further advice.

What accommodation arrangements are available for students with disabilities at Plymouth University?

Please refer to students with disabilities and medical conditions and to accommodation disability Q and A 2017.

If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (e.g. dyslexia)

We can provide advice regarding diagnosis if you think you may have dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty (e.g. DCD (dyspraxia), ADHD etc). If you have told us that you have a specific learning difficulty, we will be writing to you to ask for more information. If you prefer, you can send us your information now - dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty.

Pre induction programme for applicants with autism

If you have an Autistic Spectrum condition then Disability Services are able to offer you a pre induction programme to help you get to know the University and the local area before you start your course. We'll contact you with further information once you have a place at University and have told us about your disability.

What support can I expect when I am a Plymouth University student?

See the current student information below.

Learning support, health and wellbeing.

Where can I learn more about what to expect when I start at Plymouth University?

Visit our induction pages.

Additional information for International and EU students progressing from our partner colleges

If you are progressing from a partner college to complete your degree with us we will be pleased to help with any disability related queries or help you put existing support in place.

We have a Disability Advisor who will contact you to help you with your transition, but why not be proactive and send us your information.

For all current students 

  • Individual appointments with a Disability Advisor and Dyslexia Disability Advisor- contact reception on 01752 587676 or email  ds@plymouth.ac.uk.
  • Guidance on disclosing a disability.
  • Advice regarding diagnosis if you think you may have dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty (e.g. DCD (dyspraxia), ADHD, autism).
  • A student support document (SSD) reflecting your study requirements.
  • Modified Assessment Provision (e.g. extra time in exams).
  • Advice on accessing study skills support and one to one dyslexia study skills tuition.

  • Help with getting support from the Disabled Students’ Allowances. (UK students only, international and EU students please contact Disability Services about support)
  • Liaison with support workers.
  • Liaison with tutors and other University staff, services and external services where appropriate.
  • Personal development workshops.
  • Support groups for ADHD and autism.
  • Information resources.
  • Equipment loan library.

For staff

Find out more about supporting students with specific conditions and creating an inclusive learning environment.