Information for staff

Referring students to Disability Services

All students can be referred to Disability Services if they have a disability, or if you feel they would benefit from being assessed for a disability and receiving support from the service. This can include disabilities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, on-going mental health issues, sensory and physical issues and long-term medical condition. 



In person: iPoint, Level 4, Student Central

Call: 01484 471001 to book an appointment, or ask to speak to Disability Services to discuss with an Adviser

DSA Needs Assessors, please note, the University of Huddersfield does not have assistive software available for students who are entitled to the Disabled Students' Allowance. There is limited assistive software licenses for MindView and Caption.Ed but these are prioritised for students who cannot access support through the DSA.


Accessible placements and disabled students

Find out more about accessible placements and the support available for disabled students whilst on placement.


Additional requirements and adjustments in exams

Read the University procedure regarding the provision of support in exams for disabled students and the evidence required.


Alternative assessments to formal exams

This policy outlines the procedures where in exceptional circumstances, disabled students can request an alternative to a formal exam.

Guidelines on essential reading lists

This document offers some advice on the production of an essential reading list which takes into account the requirements of disabled students.

Language modification guidelines

Advice on the production of exam scripts, assignments, presentations or other text for students who require modified language.

Mental Health First Aid

Become a trained Mental Health First Aider here at the University with on-site training provided by Wellbeing Services.

Assistance dog policy

Read the University procedure for staff, students and visitors when bringing an assistance dog on to the University campus


Customer Service Standard

An outline of Student Services' existing framework for providing exceptional customer service.


University parking permits for disabled students

This guide provides a detailed overview of the use of parking permits by disabled students in University car parks.


Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Framework

The Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Framework provides context to our work, details responsibilities and provides practical guidance for anybody supporting students.