As a higher education student, you may be eligible for Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) which is a type of funding which provides extra support which may be required due to your disability.
DSA may contribute to:
- Specialist equipment and software
- Non-medical helpers
- Extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability
For further details of eligibility, please take a look at the following link: www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/eligibility
Please note, if you are a non-UK student you may not be eligible for DSAs. Please contact the Inclusive Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org as we may be able to assist with this.
If you need any assistance in applying for DSA, you should contact your Inclusive Support Advisor or speak with the <i> by phone on 01772 895000 or email on email@example.com.
Please note, as of September 2016 Student Finance England have removed Disabled Student’s Allowance funding for roles previously referred to as ‘Bands 1 and 2’ support, e.g. note-taking and library support.
This change affects students claiming Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for the first time either because they are starting a new course or because they have developed a disability, specific learning difficulty, or mental health issue. However, Inclusive Support at UCLan does have a dedicated Wellbeing Ambassador Service that may be able to provide ‘Bands 1 & 2’ support for some students
So that UCLan can fully support you during your studies, it is important that you follow the following steps to disclose any disability, long-term health condition or specific learning disability. Once you have followed the below steps, we will be able to begin to implement support and reasonable adjustments on your behalf.
Please download and fill in the disclosure questionnaire. Alternatively, you contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange alternative means of completing the questionnaire. We also require sufficient evidence of what condition it is you are disclosing to us. For details on what is considered a sufficient evidence please view this guidelines document or take a look at the below table:
|SpLD|| Full Educational Psychologist report
Assessor has to be suitably qualified eg. PATOSS registered
|Autism including Asperger’s Syndrome||Medical letter from GP or medical professional|
|Health Conditions||Medical letter from GP or medical professional|
|Mental Health||Medical letter from GP or medical professional|
|Physical Mobility problems||Medical letter from GP or medical professional|
|Hearing Impairment||Medical letter from GP or medical professional|
|Visual Impairment||Medical letter from GP or medical professional|
Once you have completed the questionnaire please save it and send it as an attachment in an email to email@example.com along with a copy of your sufficient evidence.
UCLan is committed in removing any barriers for those with disabilities as far as possible. If you were to fully disclose a disability to the Inclusive Support Service, they would put in adjustments on your behalf to support you through your studies. Furthermore, you would be assigned with an Inclusive Support Advisor whom you could meet with if you needed to discuss or review your support.
This AT Scholarship, supported by external companies who provide Global AutoCorrect (LexAble), Read&Write (Texthelp), MindView (MatchWare) and Audio Notetaker (Sonocent), together with their training partners, provide an opportunity to get the latest learning (assistive) technology for free. In addition, those with scholarships receive training and support.
Anyone in the world can apply and there are 20 scholarships available annually. If you have difficulty with your reading, spelling, writing and/or notetaking but are not eligible or do not qualify for Disability Students’ Allowances (DSA) or Access to Work you can find further details and application terms and conditions at www.ATscholarship.com