Starting in Higher Education? Or thinking about it?
Some students find that they experience additional
difficulties when they are studying. These may be with planning and
producing assignments, getting organised and motivated, or
accessing learning materials.
If you have a diagnosis of (for instance) dyslexia or another
specific learning difficulty, mental health difficulties, a
physical or sensory impairment, long term health condition, or an
Autistic Spectrum Condition such as Asperger's Syndrome it is very
likely you are entitled to get some extra help to make sure these
difficulties do not impact on your study.
Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) funding can be spent on
computer hardware and software, and all sorts of enabling
technologies. It can also be used to fund human support in the form
of additional tuition or mentoring to help you reach your potential
in Higher Education.
You don't need to wait until you start at university to
apply. If you want to make sure you have all the support you need
when you get there, the earlier you apply the better.
As soon as you have an offer of a place at university, contact
England to find out about applying for DSA. If your
application is approved they will recommend you have a Needs
Assessment. We highly recommend you consider having this done over
the summer. Waiting times get very long in September and October -
so why not get in first?
Got questions about Disabled Students' Allowance? Contact us or you can read
some DSA FAQ’s.
Want to know how DSA could help you while you are at university?