To confirm your eligibility for support and adjustments you will need to provide appropriate evidence of your disability. This evidence is held securely, and is only ever seen by staff who need to make a decision about what specialist support you can receive.
Specific learning difficulties
For specific learning difficulties i.e. dyslexia, dyspraxia etc. you will need to provide a full diagnostic assessment report carried out by an educational psychologist or suitably qualified specialist teacher. The report must give a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty, and not simply be for the purpose of assessing the need for exam adjustments, such as extra time and the use of a computer.
We can arrange for current students to undertake new diagnostic assessments where necessary. For more information please see the specific learning difficulties page.
For all other disabilities
For all other disabilities you must provide evidence from a suitably qualified medical professional such as a GP, consultant, specialist nurse etc. Depending on the prognosis of your condition this evidence may need to be within the last 12 months. It should specify the following:
- The name of your impairment or health condition
- When your impairment or health condition was diagnosed/identified
- How long your impairment/health condition is likely to last
- The main effects of your condition, particularly in relation to studying
- The side effects of any medication or treatment
If you do not have any suitable documentation you can ask your GP or specialist to complete our medical pro forma.
All evidence must be signed, dated, and written in English. Please provide electronic copies wherever possible.
If you have any questions about the evidence we require please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.