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Student Support

Disabled Students

No matter how big or small the problem, we're here to help

Nothing to hold you back

We’re geared up to ensure you reach your full potential, providing practical support, guidance and information about extra allowances. Our Disability and Wellbeing team is there if you have a specific learning difficulty, physical or medical condition, or mental health difficulties.

You don’t have to tell us about your disability, but it can be useful if you do. You’ll have access to more support and help for your studies, as well as possible extra funding. Simply complete the online disability disclosure in the AUB Applicant Portal before your course starts, or in MyAUB at any point in your course. We've also put together a step-by-step guide to help you with this.

Car parking on campus is available to students who are blue badge holders.

If you’d like to talk about anything or find out what support is available to you, please contact the Disability and Wellbeing team on +44 1202 363780 or email

Disability Support

The Senior Disability Advisor can provide advice and guidance on all disability-related issues. Whether you're applying to study with us, or you've already started your course, please get in touch to discuss any concerns or queries.

The right support for you

From advice on your application, to support at interview and throughout your course, the Disability Officer can help with any reasonable adjustments to ensure that any disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty doesn’t unduly impact on your studies. Read our handy guide to dyslexia assessments at AUB for more information.

Whether you need a sign language interpreter, personal support worker, or adjustments to teaching or assessment, our Disability Advisor will work in partnership with you, and any external agencies, to agree on a suitable range of support.

Parking on campus is available for blue badge holders.

We’ll ask you to provide evidence of any disability you tell us about so that we can be sure that we’re offering you the right support. We can also provide advice and guidance with applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) (for UK higher education students) and access any other funding you may be entitled to. For more information, please refer to our guides on applying for DSA, and the process for claiming the DSA laptop contribution reimbursement.

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