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Loughborough University

Counselling and Disability Service

CDS Evidence Policy

Student discussion

For the University to assess your support requirements it is important we are informed of the nature of your disability via suitable diagnostic or assessment reports. Please note the following and then click on the programme of study appropriate for you below:

 

Art Foundation applicants and students

Applicants and students for the Art Foundation programme are not required to supply the University with evidence of their disability to access specific support. This is because the course is a Further Education programme rather than a Higher Education one. However, it is very helpful if you can still supply it to help us better understand your situation and therefore support you more effectively.

To find out about the kind of documents that are useful to us, please click through the ‘Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants and students’ section below and straight onto the tab for your disability.

Erasmus applicants and students

Applicants and students need to ask their Home institution to write a letter confirming the disability and any support they have arranged. The letter needs to be in English, dated and signed on letter headed paper. Loughborough University will then look to try to mirror this support wherever possible. Evidence needs to be emailed to the appropriate service within CDS, depending on the nature of your disability, for an Advisor to then review. 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants and students

Please click on the appropriate tab below for further details on suitable evidence for your particular condition/s.

Autistic spectrum conditions (UCAS code B)

A letter or report from medical professional e.g. doctor, paediatrician, consultant, clinical psychologist signed and on letter headed paper.

Or

Give the Disabled Students Allowance Disability Evidence Form for your medical professional to complete (SFE funded students only)

Or

Evidence from school or college of your educational needs, for example a statement of SEN or an IIP

Evidence needs to include:

  • Confirmation of an autistic spectrum condition
  • Outline of effects.
  • Date of identification.
  • Impact on day-to-day activities.
  • Potential effects on study and social interactions.

Explanation of how you have previously been supported in an educational environment or how your capacity to learn is affected by your autism.

Visual impairment (UCAS code C)

A letter from your GP, hospital consultant or other appropriate medical professional dated and written on letter headed paper.

Or

Give the Disabled Students Allowance Disability Evidence Form for your medical professional to complete (SFE funded students only)

Evidence should ideally include:

  • Confirmation of diagnosis.
  • Date of diagnosis.
  • Outline of symptoms.
  • Impact on day to day activities.
  • Potential effects on study.
  • Prognosis.

Deaf / hard of hearing (UCAS code D)

A letter from your GP, hospital consultant or other appropriate medical professional dated and written on letter headed paper.

Or

Give the Disabled Students Allowance Disability Evidence Form for your medical professional to complete (SFE funded students only)

Evidence should ideally include:

  • Confirmation of diagnosis.
  • Date of diagnosis.
  • Outline of symptoms.
  • Impact on day to day activities.
  • Potential effects on study.
  • Prognosis.

Physical disability (UCAS code H)

Letter from GP, hospital consultant or other appropriate medical professional, dated and written on letter headed paper.

Or

Give the Disabled Students Allowance Disability Evidence Form for your medical professional to complete (SFE funded students only)

Evidence should ideally include:

  • Confirmation of diagnosis.
  • Date of diagnosis.
  • Outline of symptoms.
  • Impact on day to day activities.
  • Potential effects on study.
  • Prognosis.

Long term health condition (UCAS code E)

Letter from GP, hospital consultant or other appropriate medical professional, dated and written on letter headed paper.

Or

Give the Disabled Students Allowance Disability Evidence Form for your medical professional to complete (SFE funded students only)

Evidence should ideally include:

  • Confirmation of diagnosis.
  • Date of diagnosis.
  • Outline of symptoms.
  • Impact on day to day activities.
  • Potential effects on study.
  • Prognosis.

Mental health condition (UCAS code F)

Letter from GP, consultant, specialist therapist or social worker dated, and written on letter headed paper.

Or

Give the Disabled Students Allowance Disability Evidence Form for your medical professional to complete (SFE funded students only)

Evidence to include:

  • Confirmation of a working diagnosis.
  • Where possible, an outline of symptoms and likely impact on day to day activities at University.

Specific learning difference: Dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia (UCAS code G)

A full diagnostic assessment by a Chartered Educational Psychologist or a Specialist Teacher holding:

  • A qualification recognised under the SpLD Working Group/DfES Guidelines

and

  • A valid Assessment Practising Certificate

PATOSS is one of the organisations who offer assessments suitable for Higher Education.

Please note a Form 8 or Access Statement from compulsory education is not sufficient to access Higher Education support and will need updating with the above full diagnostic assessment.

Specific learning difference: Dyspraxia (UCAS code G)

An assessment by a medical or educational professional e.g. physiotherapist, occupational therapist, consultant paediatrician.

Specific learning difference: ADHD (UCAS code G)

A diagnostic report by either a Chartered Clinical Psychologist or a Psychiatrist. However Chartered Educational Psychologists and specialist teachers with the relevant training may identify patterns of behaviour that would strongly suggest ADHD for the purpose of HE support.

 

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Contact us

‌Disability Office

01509 222770

Counselling Service

01509 222148

Mental Health Team

01509 228338

Assessment Centre

02476 426146

CONFIDE

A confidential support, advice and information service for any student experiencing harassment and /or bullying or discriminatory treatment.

T: 01509 222769

Email  Confide.Student@lboro.ac.uk

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/cds/

 

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