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.

Support on Your Programme

Applying for Funding


Who can receive support?

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

What support is available?

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

Drop in times

Come to the Student Information Desk in Holgate to attend a Disability Advice drop-in.

  • Mondays         11.00 - 12.00
  • Tuesdays        10.00 - 11.00
  • Wednesdays    1.00 - 2.00
  • Thursdays       2.00 - 3.00
  • Fridays           10.00 - 11.00

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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