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Health and Wellbeing

Disability support

If you have a disability, long term health condition, mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty (SpLD), then additional support is available to you at university.

You can find out more about this support by contacting the disability advice team on 01904 876 540 or by emailing

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent University closure, the Disability team are working from home.

We would ask you to email   with any enquiries. Our inbox is checked daily and we aim to respond within short time frames.

You can request a telephone call or video call if this is your preferred method of communication but you must email us in the first instance to request this.

Who we can help

You might not feel that you have a disability, or you dislike the term, but the adjustments and support available may make a real difference in helping you to achieve your goals.

Disclosing a disability or health condition is not always easy. If you did not disclose on your application form and would like support, contact the Disability Advice Team. Current students who access support have a wide range of disabilities and health conditions including:

  • epilepsy, diabetes and IBS
  • depression, anxiety and eating disorders
  • dyslexia, dyspraxia, and AD(H)D
  • Asperger's

The support we offer

Let us know if you feel you are entitled to extra support. A disability adviser can meet with you to discuss your needs and to help you apply for funding.

We offer a range of support covering many areas, including:

  • Extra time in exams
  • Specialist equipment and software
  • Mentoring support
  • 1:1 specialist tuition
  • Specialist assistive technology training
  • Library assistance
  • Accommodation

NMH Rates Nov 2019 (.xlsx, 21.7kB)

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) can be drawn up if you need support in the event of an emergency, for example, you are unable to hear a fire alarm or have mobility difficulties. With your permission, the PEEP is then shared with your Subject Director, School Administrator, Health and Safety Officer and Security.

What our students say

"The support network here at York St John has been fantastic and has helped me a considerable amount in my first year of History! The staff have been amazing - great to talk to and you feel like they really do care and understand how hard it is sometimes when you have a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia. I feel that without my specialist tutor and the adjustments I received I wouldn't have gained my solid 2:1."- Louise Whelan, History student.

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