Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Counselling and Disability Service

Prospective Students

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We recognise that choosing to go to University may involve significant life changes, and for some students extra consideration and preparation may be needed during this time. We understand that the decision to share your information with us can be a difficult one, but we do encourage you to do so with confidence.  Loughborough University is committed to ensuring that students with physical or mental health conditions, including those with specific learning differences such as dyslexia, receive the support they need to succeed.

To start this process, the University encourages you to share information about any physical or mental health difficulty by using the Disability and Health Portal.  This is so either the disability support team and/or the mental health support team can work with you to look at, and plan, how best to support you during your time here.

If you have complex physical requirements please contact disability@lboro.ac.uk at the earliest opportunity to discuss further.

 

Examples of support available can be found below:

Support for students with Autistic Spectrum conditions

Support for deaf and hard of hearing students

Support for students with physical disabilities

Support for students with a visual impairment

Support for students with long term health conditions

Support for students with specific learning differences

Support for students with mental health conditions

University Mental Health Advisors Network

Disability Rights UK have various factsheets and publications for disabled students which you can click here to read more about.

Here are two students' experiences of studying with a disability.

Prospective Foundation Art Students

Below are some examples of support available to you during your time as a prospective student:

  • Meeting to discuss your support requirements, and work through any concerns you may have, so that support can look to be in place upon your arrival in September (telephone and Skype appointments are also available if travel to campus is not possible). You are welcome to bring a friend, relative or support worker to the meeting if you wish and we may invite your department’s Disability Co-ordinator if you are in agreement.
  • Advising Student Accommodation Centre of your hall/room requirements in relation to a disability.
  • Liaising with your local social services team to discuss personal care support if required.
  • Supporting you through the admissions process with any disability related access requirements.
  • Disabled students, including those with long term health / mental health conditions, e.g. Crohn’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, autism have the opportunity to make an early booking for accommodation prior to exam results. Please refer to the website here  for more information about whether you could be eligible for this.

Please log on to the Disability and Health portal to share your information with us.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Below are some examples of support available to you during your time as a prospective student:

  • Meeting to discuss your support requirements, and work through any concerns you may have, so that support can look to be in place upon your arrival in September (telephone and Skype appointments are also available if travel to campus is not possible). You are welcome to bring a friend, relative or support worker to the meeting if you wish and we may invite your department’s Disability Co-ordinator if you are in agreement.
  • Supporting you through the Undergraduate admissions process with any disability related access requirements. 
  • Seeing you at our stand on one of the Undergraduate open days
  • Advising you on how to obtain a dyslexia report that is suitable for accessing support in Higher Education
  • Providing information, advice and guidance to eligible students on applying for DSA to fund additional resources, support and equipment during your studies.
  • Advising Student Accommodation Centre of your hall/room requirements in relation to a disability.
  • Liaising with your local social services team to discuss personal care support if required.
  • Disabled students, including those with long term health / mental health conditions, e.g. Crohn’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, autism have the opportunity to make an early booking for accommodation prior to exam results. Please refer to the website here  for more information about whether you could be eligible for this.

Please log on to the Disability and Health portal to share your information with us.

Prospective Postgraduate Students

Below are some examples of support available to you during your time as a prospective student:

  • Meeting to discuss your support requirements, and work through any concerns you may have, so that support can look to be in place upon your arrival (telephone and Skype appointments are also available if travel to campus is not possible). You are welcome to bring a friend, relative or support worker to the meeting if you wish and we may invite your department’s Disability Co-ordinator if you are in agreement.
  • Supporting you through the Postgraduate admissions process with any disability related access requirements.
  • Seeing you at our stand on one of the Postgraduate open days
  • Advising you on how to obtain a dyslexia report that is suitable for accessing support in Higher Education.
  • Providing information, advice and guidance to eligible students on applying for DSA to fund additional resources, support and equipment during your studies.
  • Advising Student Accommodation Centre of your hall/room requirements in relation to a disability.
  • Liaising with your local social services team to discuss personal care support if required.
  • Disabled students, including those with long term health / mental health conditions, e.g. Crohn’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, autism have the opportunity to make an early booking for accommodation prior to exam results. Please refer to the website here  for more information about whether you could be eligible for this.

Please log on to the Disability and Health portal to share your information with us.

 

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Contact us

‌Disability Office

01509 222770

Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity

01509 228338

Assessment Centre

02476 426146

 

Address

Bridgeman Building

Epinal Way

Loughborough, LE11 3TU

 

Building number 53 on Campus Map‌. The number of blue badge parking bays is shown in the box next to the wheelchair symbol.