Disability Access and Learning
The Disability Access and Learning team supports disabled applicants and students with their journey through University.
Many students with disabilities at Loughborough University have hidden disabilities, some of which we have included as examples in the list below.
We support students with:
- Long term health conditions eg chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, cancer, hypermobility, chronic back pain
- Specific learning differences eg dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia
- Visual impairment
- Physical disabilities eg cerebral palsy, wheelchair users
- Autistic spectrum conditions eg Asperger’s Syndrome
The team work within the social model of disability. This means we acknowledge students can be disabled by social, procedural and attitudinal barriers in society, rather than by the symptoms of a disability. Our role is to work towards removing these barriers for applicants and students.
Students with a disability or health issue
The University is keen to support you from an early stage in your course and life at University. Regardless of whether you used the disability box in your application, or mentioned your health circumstances in your personal statement, you should now log on to the Disability and Health Portal to share further information with us. This will give us the opportunity to assess your requirements and arrange support as necessary in time for your studies to start.
Disability drop-in sessions
We run frequent drop-in sessions throughout the week for students without the need to book an appointment. For the most up-to-date times and days, please see the right-hand column on our webpage.