Disability support

Welcome to Disability Services

Disability Advisers work alongside you to identify how your disability or condition impacts your teaching, learning, assessment and access to physical and digital resources, and to help coordinate support and adjustments.

Disability Services work with students who have a disability or condition which impacts on their study. This includes students or applicants who have:

  • Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia
  • Ongoing mental health difficulties
  • Long-term medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, Crohn's disease
  • Social communication difficulties such as autism
  • ADHD
  • Physical or mobility difficulties
  • Hearing impairments or hearing loss
  • Visual impairments

Current announcements

If you have an exam in May 2024 and do not have any support in place to mitigate the impact of a disability or long-term condition on your exam, please make an appointment with Disability Services as soon as possible and before Friday 5 April 2024 - this is the cut off point for registering with the service and providing evidence ahead of the May 2024 exam period. This is also the cut-off point if you have exam support in place but you would like to request a change to the recommended adjustments. Please see our exam page for more information.


Current students

If you are studying at the University, please see the disability related information about teaching, assessment, exams, placements, support workers, DSA and more. There's also guidance for international students and apprentices and information about specific disabilities.



If you are interested in or applying to the University of Huddersfield and you have a disability, find out more about preparing for University and the support once you are on your course.

Disability Support

Find out about the range of support on offer through Disability Services

Information for University staff

Find information for staff working with disabled students, including guidelines, disability-related policies and procedures.

Information for DSA Needs Assessors

Find out what you need to know ahead of carrying out a needs assessment, including details of our in-house Learning Support Service and NMH rates.