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Accessible accommodation

Two students in their bedroom

If you have a disability or have medical-related requirements, you may be given priority during the allocation process.

Specifically adapted accommodation is available, in particular for wheelchair users and students with a hearing impairment.

We can also accommodate students with registered assistance dogs in some of our university residences. Please note that no other animals are permitted in university accommodation including therapy/emotional support animals.

If you are allocated specifically adapted university accommodation which isn't offered in the private sector e.g. ceiling hoist, you can request to return to your university accommodation for the following year of study. These requests are considered on an individual basis dependent on availability.

When to inform us of your needs

Please note on your online application if you have any disability or medical related requirements which need to be taken into account, or of which your Residences Manager should be aware.

You should note these requirements on your application, regardless of which accommodation you are applying for, or even if you have already been in contact with the Student Disability Service with regards to specific requirements.

Only information that you provide at the time of application will be taken into account when allocating rooms and written confirmation from a medical practitioner may be required. All disability or medical information is treated confidentially, and only used for the purposes stated above.

Adjustments during your stay

We make individual reasonable adjustments for disabled students when required, for example, installing a handrail in a bathroom. You can request such adjustments at any time during your stay, please talk to your Residences Manager.

However, if you are aware of any adjustments in advance of your arrival, please contact the Student Disability Service to discuss these, and we will try to have it in place by the time you arrive.

Student Disability Service