Welcome to Disability Services

We are here to help with your study support requirements if you have a disability. Whether you're a prospective student, applicant, current student or member of staff supporting students, our team can help.

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

  • dyslexia
  • specific learning difficulties or differences
  • mental health difficulties
  • autism
  • a long-term health condition.

We've provided specific information for the following groups:

Wellbeing help

Do you need to speak with someone urgently because you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s immediate wellbeing or safety?

We've listed options available to you as a student or member of staff, including 24/7 services and support in times of crisis.

Wellbeing help
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Vice-Chancellor Awards

The VC Awards were launched in April and recognise the exceptional contribution staff make in delivering and supporting our strategic ambitions. Staff in any role within the University, including subsidiaries, can nominate a colleague or team for an award. There are 9 award categories this year, including an award for equality, diversity and inclusion and an additional one recognising the challenges presented by the global pandemic.

All the information you need to nominate your colleagues can be found here. Nominations close at midnight on Friday 24th September 2021.

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What's on 

Workshops, groups, support sessions and events

Find out more about the following:

  • personal development sessions, e.g: managing stress and anxiety, mood boost, etc.
  • dyslexia-friendly study skills sessions (open to all students, not just those with a dyslexia diagnosis) e.g: skills for organisation and time management, effective academic writing, revision and exam techniques, interactive reading, etc.
  • ADHD support group
  • University of Plymouth Autism and Social Group (PAS)
  • DSA drop-in.

Events taking place this semester

Events calendar

Important information about GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 replacing the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). GDPR provides a legal framework for keeping everyone’s personal data safe by requiring companies and Higher Education Institutions to have robust processes in place for handling and storing personal information. GDPR is also designed to protect us as individuals from being contacted by organisations without our express permission.

For this reason, we ask you to download and sign our disclosure form, which allows us to exchange relevant information about your disability with University of Plymouth staff, relevant external providers of support (e.g. suppliers of enablers/support workers providers i.e. note takers, mentors, study skills tutors), funding bodies, specific support providers, DSA assessment centres etc.

Students can choose not to disclose, on the basis that non-disclosure may limit the support they can receive. Please take the time to read our information about the benefits of disclosing your disability, including frequently asked questions.

More information about we manage information can be found on the Information governance and GDPR pages.

Here is a list of external agencies we may deal with on your behalf, if you give us your consent to share information:

Non-Medical Support Providers

Student Finance

  • Student Finance England
  • Student Finance NHS
  • Student Finance Wales
  • Student Finance Northern Ireland
  • Southern Irish Council
  • Student Finance Jersey
  • Student Awards Agency Scotland
  • Research Council
Needs Assessment Centres

Occupational Health Providers
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