Can the University assess me for Disabled Students' Allowance?

The University of Huddersfield is an Outreach Assessment Centre and can offer Disabled Students' Allowance assessments to current and prospective students. If you would like to have your Study Needs Assessment with us, please pass on a copy of your eligibility letter from your funding body and a copy of the evidence you sent with your original DSA Application. The Assessment Centre within the University is open 9.00am-5.00pm. 

You can contact us:
Tel: 01484 471001
Email: disability@hud.ac.uk
In person:  iPoint, Level 4, Student Central, University of Huddersfield

We work in partnership with the University of Derby Assessment Centre and Broadbent & Co. Assessment Centre. Both Assessment Centres provide experienced assessors who will discuss the adjustments and support you may require on your course and make the relevant recommendations to your funding body.

We are currently offering DSA appointments within fifteen working days of receipt of your eligibility letter and medical evidence.

Getting to the University Assessment Centre:

‌The Assessment Centre is based in Student Central and has level access from outside the building through into the assessment room. Student Central (building 34) can be located on the campus map.

Please report to the iPoint help desk which is located at the main entrance to Student Central.  

The Campus is in the Town Centre and so parking facilities are a short walk away. If you require a parking space closer to the Assessment Centre for reasons linked with your disability, please let us know on disability@hud.ac.uk

Facilities:

  • If you have any support worker requirements for the assessment, such as a British Sign Language interpreter, please let us know in advance of the assessment and we can make the arrangements.
  • The Assessment Centre has accessible toilet facilities in the reception area. The toilets require the use of a radar key which can be obtained from the Wellbeing and Disability Services Help Desk.

If we have not covered a requirement or a query you have about the Assessment Centre, please do not hesitate to contact us.

After the Needs Assessment:

Once you have discussed your support requirements with the needs assessor, they will write up a report which contains all the recommendations. If you would like to see a draft copy of the report before this is sent to your funding body, you will receive this within 10 working days of the assessment. You can then pass on any comments or queries for the assessor to consider before they produce the final copy of your report and send it to your funding body. If you do not wish to see a draft, the final copy of your report will be sent directly to your funding body within 10 working days of the assessment.