Support for students
The Disability Office provides a wide range of support, advice and guidance for disabled students, including students with medical conditions. We work with students to agree any adjustments that might be required (including exam arrangements), to support students in accessing funding through the Disabled Students Allowance and with students’ academic departments to ensure students’ needs are met.
In 2015/16 we worked with around 2,500 students with a wide range of disabilities and medical conditions.
Use the links below to find out more about the support we can offer.
Find out more about the support the Disability Office can provide for current students. Prospective Students
If you're thinking of coming to study at Loughborough there are a range of ways the Disability Office can help. Find out more. Students on a Leave of Absence
If you're currently on a Leave of Absence, the Disability Office can help co-ordinate support for your return to Loughborough. Find out more. Disabled Students Allowance
Find out more about funding through the Disabled Students Allowance. "Support for students with..."Information leaflets
You can download leaflets for a range of disabilities and conditions.
Disability Office Drop-in Sessions
For current students, the Disability Office runs a 10 minute drop-in for quick advice and information on a range of issues including disability support, screening and assessment for dyslexia and other specific Learning Differences, and applying for DSA. Drop-in runs in the Bridgeman Building (report to the main Information Desk) at the following times during term time:
- Mon 1230-1330
- Tue 1230-1330
- Wed 1230-1430
- Thu 1230-1330
- Fri 1230-1330
There's no need to make an appointment so why not come in and talk to one of our advisers?
Further sources of advice and support
The Disability Rights Commission has a student helpline for over 16s studying in England. Their advisors can be contacted on freephone 0800 328 5050, on Tuesdays 11.30 to 1.30 and Thursdays 1.30 to 3.30. They can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) which has replaced the Equality and Human Rights Commission Helpline. It gives free advice, information and guidance to individuals on equality, discrimination and human rights issues.
Telephone: 0800 444 205
Textphone: 0800 444 206
09:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday
10:00 to 14:00 Saturday
Post: FREEPOST Equality Advisory Support Service FPN4431
For information regarding mental health issues please refer direct to the Mental Health Support Team web pages.