Disability advice and support

The Disability Advice team are here to provide support and specialist guidance from the moment you apply to Leeds Beckett University.

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Disability can mean different things to different people. We can support you with a wide range of long-term conditions, specific learning differences and disabilities. 

If you think the Disability Advice team can help you, get in touch as soon as you can. We can arrange for you to meet with a Disability Adviser to talk about the support that is available.

26 October 2023 Update

Disabled students requiring adjustments to assessment/examinations should contact Disability Advice as soon as possible. We can guarantee that adjustments can be put in place if students have contacted us by the following deadlines:

Semester 1 - 7 November 2023

Semester 2 - 5 March 2024

Disability Service Drop-Ins - December 2023 update                                                                                                                   

You can speak to a member of the team who can help with booking appointments; quick queries around DSA and completing DSA forms; advice regarding evidence and signposting to support and resources available.

Drop-in to the Student Services Centres at both campuses from 12.30 to 13.30 as below:

City Campus – Monday to Thursday
(you can find us on the ground floor of the Leslie Silver building)

Headingley Campus – Tuesday and Thursday
(you can find us on the ground floor of Priestley Hall)

Disability Service drop-ins will run in Semester 2 from 22nd January until 22nd March 2024

Disability Advice are here to ensure you are not disadvantaged during your studies because of a disability, health condition, or learning condition.

You can access support through the team for a wide range of disabilities and conditions including:

  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Mental Health difficulties (including anxiety and depressive disorders, psychological and psychiatric illness)
  • Long term medical conditions such as arthritis, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Social / communication impairment such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory impairments
  • Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy
  • Mobility difficulties

This list is not exhaustive so please contact us if you are not sure if you will be eligible. A person can be defined as disabled if their physical or mental impairment:

  • Has a substantial effect on them
  • Is long term and has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or more
  • Has an adverse effect on his / her ability to carry out normal day to day activities

Disability Advisers

  • Discuss the impact of your condition(s) on your studies
  • Make recommendations for adjustments and support
  • Produce your Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

Disability Administrators

  • Provide general advice and deal with your queries
  • Process your registration form, support you with your DSA application and advise on the evidence you might need to provide

Support Worker Service

  • Match you with your specialist support when DSA has been awarded
  • Arranges notetaking, sighted guide, and exam support

Disability Assessment Centre

  • Assess students to determine what support they may need from the funding available from DSA (a Study Needs Assessment)
  • They can see both Leeds Beckett students and any other students in the UK 

There are lots of people working in Disability Advice, your first point contact is disabilityadvice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Disability Advice

Our Disability Advice Phone Line is open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm. If you wish to speak to a member of our team outside of these hours please use our Call Back form and we will try to get back to you within two working days. 

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