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Higher York Access Centre
York's longest established DSA Assessment Centre, located in the centre of York.
We provide Study Needs Assessments for your Disabled Students Allowance. Our experienced assessors aim to ensure our assessments are of the highest quality to ensure each individual student has access to appropriate support. We offer a comprehensive follow up service and will support you for the full duration of your course.
We can carry out your DSA Needs Assessment no matter which university or college you are attending, and regardless of where you live. Our assessors are able to carry out high quality remote assessments, meaning you won't have to travel to our centre. Our assessors are particularly familiar with the courses and campuses of the following universities/colleges, meaning we have excellent insight into your course, how your institution works, and the best people to put you in contact with:
- York St John University
- University of York
- Askham Bryan College
- York College
- Coventry University - Scarborough campus
If you are not sure if you have applied for DSA yet, or need help applying please contact your Disability Advice Team at your University or College who will be able to assist you.
How can I book my needs assessment?
Although we usually see students face to face, we are currently taking advice from Public Health England and working remotely. We can still offer you an appointment, and this will be carried out either by video call or telephone. You can contact us to arrange this using the following details:
Or by phone: 01904 876542
Address: Higher York Access Centre, York St John University, Lord Mayors Walk, York, YO31 7EX
We are open: Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm.
Normally our earliest assessment appointment is at 9:00am, and our latest at 3:00pm, but we can be flexible.
The next appointment with us for a DSA needs assessment with us is within 5 working days.
How to find us
We are a short walk, (15 minutes), from York Railway station, and close to many bus routes. Pay and display parking is available across the road from the University. Travel costs including car parking are refundable from your DSA Allowance. The Centre is accessible and we have accessible parking available should you need us to arrange this for you; please make us aware of this when booking your assessment if necessary.
The University's main reception is based in the Holgate Building.