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Support for students with disabilities

There are a number of options available for students with disabilities looking for support during their time at university.

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity team (SWAI) offers advice and support to students across the University, at all levels of study.

SWAI services support those with:

  • Autistic spectrum conditions such as Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Long term health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and cancer
  • Physical disabilities
  • Visual impairment
  • Deafness
  • Learning differences eg dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • Mental health conditions including eating disorders and PTSD 

The team work with Academic and Professional Services departments to support students in achieving their potential on their course. This includes:

  • Making changes to assessment provision
  • Note-taking software allocation
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Disabled Students Allowance guidance 

If you are registered with Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity you can get exam adjustments. To check your approved reasonable adjustments, log onto the Student Self-Service System and look under the ‘Disabilities’ tab in the ‘My personal details’ section. If you cannot see the support you are expecting, please contact SWAI.

There are also events and group support sessions run throughout the year. You can find out when sessions are running via the online calendar here.

Loughborough Students’ Union can also provide support through their Welfare and Diversity section and the Disability Support Network (DSN).

DSN is a student-run group for disabled students at Loughborough and aims to support students, as well as educate and raise awareness of all disabilities on campus to make the University as accessible and inclusive as possible.

They have a series of group chats that allow students to connect with each other and they also run a mentoring scheme that provides strategies and knowledge to help with adjusting to university life.

Loughborough University is celebrating UK Disability History Month (18 November-18 December) and a dedicated webpage with resources, videos and events is available here.