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Disabilities Questionnaire

Dear Student,

Are you disabled or dyslexic? Do you have a physical or sensory impairment?

Do you have Asperger Syndrome or another Autistic Spectrum condition, mental health issues or a medical condition?

Could it affect your studies here?

You may be eligible to claim a non means tested allowance to support any academic requirements arising from your disability. These may include a computer, software, one-to-one tuition or other support.

We can help you apply for this allowance. The process can be quite time consuming so you should contact us as soon as possible.

You may also be eligible for individual exam arrangements such as extra time, rest breaks, use of a PC or scribe.

The deadlines for agreeing individual exam arrangements are:

  • Last Friday in November for Semester 1 exams held in January
  • Middle of March for Semester 2 exams held in May


The exact deadline dates are published in September each year and are publicised to students via email, plasma screen announcements and posters.

It is vital that you contact us well before these deadlines if you require individual exam arrangements.

If you have not already registered with the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team you should do so as soon as possible – don’t leave it too late!

We have a small team of specialist Disabilities Advisers available to offer information and advice to students on Disabled Students’ Allowances, exam arrangements and general university support.

For an appointment with one of the Advisers, to register with the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team and for further information on the support we can offer, please contact us by: 

Telephone: 0191 227 4127

Current students: via your student portal 

Prospective students: by emailing us at


Alternatively, please complete this questionnaire


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