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Can I get support?

Do you have a disability or a condition that affects your day to day living? Or feel that you may need some extra support whilst studying at UCLan?

You are strongly encouraged to talk to Inclusive Support if you think you may need extra support and tell us about your disability to ensure that suitable adjustment can be made.

Evidence of your disability is needed before individual adjustments can be made. The evidence required depends on your disability. Our Inclusive Support Advisers can advise you on the provision of disability-related evidence. If appropriate your requirements will be determined by a Needs Assessment Report (NAR); the University will use the NAR to identify disability-related adjustments  

We can help you arrange a study needs assessment here at UCLan. We work with a recognised Assessment Centre, accredited to undertake independent Needs Assessments on site in Preston; alternatively you can contact another recognised Assessment Centre via the DSA QAG website


Remote Access to teaching and learning software

Access to certain learning technology applications is currently restricted to the UCLan Campus only (Preston, Westlakes and Burnley). Should you find that it is necessary to access any of these applications off Campus, to support your academic studies, then please email Inclusive Support at

Inclusive Support

We have lots of resources and support for students with a disability or learning difficulty:

Autistic Spectrum Condition – advice for applicants and students
Deaf or hard of hearing – advice for applicants and students
Medical conditions e.g. chronic illness – advice for applicants and students
Mental Health – advice for applicants and students
Specific Learning difficulties e.g. Dyslexia – advice for applicants and students
Visual impairments – advice for applicants and students

Watch this video about disclosing a disability:

Supporting family members who are ill / living with a disability

Are you supporting a family member who is ill or lives with a disability? This can make the decision to go to university feel even more complicated. Check out Hope Support Services guide written by young people, which offers tips for students in similar situations.