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Disability support

Learning Support

Adjustments may be made to support you on your course to ensure you are not at a substantial disadvantage compared to your peers.

Adjustments are based on individual requirements and evidence of need.

They may include

  • use of a computer or extra time in exams
  • extended deadlines for assignments
  • receiving hand-outs in advance of lectures
  • use of coloured overlays in exams
  • recording lectures
  • borrowing equipment (e.g. digital voice recorders)
  • alternative assessments (e.g. a presentation rather than an essay)

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

Inclusive Teaching and Learning

We are committed to providing an inclusive experience for everyone who studies at the University. Teaching staff are involved in providing a range of inclusive practices to ensure that you get the best out of your time with us.

If you have a concern about your programme you can contact your Academic Tutor in the first instance or speak to your Subject Director. In liaison with the Disability Advice Team they will try to find a solution which best suits you.

Learning Support Plans (LSPs)

Once you have disclosed a disability to the Disability Advice Team, and provided medical evidence, we can produce a Learning Support Plan (LSP) for you, outlining your support needs. The LSP is sent on to your Subject Director and School Administrator, to be shared with your course tutors so that your support needs are taken into account.

If you feel that any changes need to be made to your LSP throughout the course of your study, you can contact us and we can update this.

It is always a good idea to talk to your tutors about any difficulties you are having on your course, but you can also arrange to see a Disability Adviser.

Information is not passed to anyone outside of the Disability Advice Team without your consent.

What Our Students Say

"Disclosing a disability to York St John University opens up much needed opportunities for support and can even give you more confidence. I discovered this when I was allocated a specialist tutor. My tutor helped me to get my ideas down on paper through using spider diagrams and also taught me how to improve my study habits, as well as how to improve my writing skills. I found this really useful and it helped me to lower my anxiety about writing."

- Sarah Conroy, History and American Studies graduate

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