Tell us about your disability

The sooner we know about your disability the sooner we can begin to assist you.

You can include details of your disability via your UCAS application, but if you haven't you can get in touch with us directly as an applicant.

If you told us about your disability when you applied, we will contact you to find out more about your support needs. If you have yet to hear from us, please feel free to make contact with us to allow us the opportunity to begin discussing your support needs.

Once we have discussed your needs we can advise you on how to access support and agree the next steps.

Providing evidence of your disability

We are committed to developing an inclusive learning environment and making anticipatory adjustments where possible. However, many of our students require individual adjustments so it is essential that we are aware of your needs.

In order for us to do this you need to:

  • register with the Disability and Dyslexia Service
  • provide us with appropriate, up to date evidence

You can do both of these actions prior to starting your studies.

If you have a specific learning difficulty, you need to provide us with diagnostic evidence. Please be aware that your School or College reports used to award exam provision may not be diagnostic, so further evidence may be required. Please get in touch with us to find out how to go about updating your evidence.

For other disabilities you need to provide us with medical evidence, such as a GP's or Consultant’s letter, which clearly states there is a long-term impact. Please be aware that appointment letters are not sufficient evidence.

If you choose not to tell us about your disability

Some students choose not to tell us about their disability, but find that they need advice and assistance once their studies are underway. If you find yourself in this situation, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will assist you as quickly as possible; please be aware that late notification of your disability may delay support being put in place.

Find out more

Disability support (Cathays)