Mobility difficulties

If you are an offer holder or prospective student with mobility difficulties, please get in contact with us as early as possible

If you have mobility difficulties the Disability and Wellbeing Service is here to make sure you have the support you need to undertake your studies at LSE.  

Current students are encouraged to register with us in order to discuss your circumstances in confidence with an adviser. Our advisers will talk to you about your individual needs, and create a plan to ensure we facilitate any adjustments and additional support which will help you get the most out of your time here.

Before you arrive

If you are an offer holder or prospective student with mobility difficulties, please do get in contact with us as early as possible. This gives us time to prepare things in advance and ensure a smooth start to your studies.  

For example we may need to make sure that all of your teaching takes place in accessible rooms. We can also endeavour to make travel between your classes more manageable by allocating rooms which are closer together. These things cannot necessarily be done if we do not know your needs in advance of your arrival.  

We also need prior notice in order to set up additional human support, such as notetakers or practical assistance whilst on campus.  

For information about how to tell us about your needs before you arrive, please see our prospective students page.  

If you want to find out more about the accessibility of the campus, want to arrange a visit, or have any other queries, please feel free to email us at disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk  

You may also wish to view the LSE Campus Accessibility Map and full access guides via AccessAble.

What support is available?

When you meet with an adviser they will talk you through the various ways in which the School can provide support and adjustments to your studies, such as: 

Inclusion Plans 

We can create an Inclusion Plan (IP) to ensure that staff are aware of your circumstances and can make adjustments as needed. For example by ensuring you are in suitable teaching locations, reserving appropriate seating in lectures, or facilitating one-to-one support at the LSE Library.  

IPs are created in collaboration with you, and will be discussed in detail with your adviser at your first appointment.  

Human Support  

Where appropriate, we can arrange for additional human support to help with your studies, such as a note-taker for lectures, or a support worker to help you get around campus.  

Individual Exam Adjustments 

We can recommend Individual Exam Adjustments (IEAs) to ensure you are able to take your exams with reasonable adjustments in place. For example by providing appropriate seating, a height adjustable desk and use of a computer etc.   

Appropriate IEAs can be discussed with your adviser, and are dependent on your individual circumstances and the medical evidence you provide.  

Disabled Students' Allowance

Home Students 

UK students are encouraged to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). This will fund software and equipment which you may need in order to undertake your studies, as well as some forms of specialist human support.  

If you are funded by a UK Research Council, you should speak with an adviser for further information on how to apply. All other students must apply for DSA via Student Finance England, or your appropriate home country equivalent. Our team are happy to answer any questions you may have about the process.  

International Students  

International students are not eligible for DSA funding, though where appropriate, LSE will cover the cost of disability-related support and technology needed for your studies.  

Confidentiality

Any sensitive information which you provide is held by the Disability and Wellbeing Service in the strictest confidence, and only shared with other LSE staff on a need-to-know basis with your prior consent. The only exception is where the withholding of information poses a significant risk of harm to yourself or others. For full details, please see our Policy, Procedures and Confidentiality page.

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