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.

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

School of Arts

School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management

School of Cultural Studies and Humanities

Sara Cookland

S.Cookland@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

School of Health

Emma Porter

E.Porter@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Leeds Business School

School of Law

Neal John

N.M.John@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Carnegie School of Sport

Carnegie School of Education

Kate Walker

kate.walker@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing

Leeds School of Social Sciences

Amy Hambrook

A.R.Hambrook@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Disability Advice

We are available Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00. If our phone lines are busy why not use our Call Back form and we will try to get back to you within one working day.

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