Disabilities

We have a wealth of resources to help students with disabilities get the most of their studies in Dundee. If you want to see a change to Disability Services, contact your student disabilities representative with the button below.
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Disability Services

Disability Services provides a range of confidential support services for disabled students. This includes students with physical and sensory impairments, mental health difficulties and dyslexia. Our services for disabled students include needs assessments to support applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), support with arranging Non-Medical Personal Help, screening and diagnostic assessments for dyslexia and training with assistive technology.

The university disability service is confidential, and will ask students’ permission to disclose their individual support requirements to specific University staff in order for appropriate support to be put in place. They do not share any further details of the nature of your disability or any confidential reports without your consent

Access Disability Services

Funding Support

The Student funding unit pay out discretionary funding to students facing financial hardship. There are different types of discretionary funding available and you may be allocated an award to assist you with your general living costs, or a contribution towards your childcare costs.  Assistance cannot be provided towards tuition fees.

Access the Student Funding Unit

Mitigating Circumstances

Mitigating circumstances is a process which lets the university know of circumstances out with your control which may have impacted your studies. Find out more here.

External Support

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is support to cover the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. This can be on its own or in addition to any student finance you get. The type of support and how much you get depends on your individual needs and not your household income.

Personal Independance Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term physical or mental health condition or disability. The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself. You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get.

LEAD Scotland

LEAD Scotland is a national charity supporting disabled people and carers by providing personalised learning, befriending, advice and information services.

Disability Information Scotland

Disability Information Scotland (DIS) provide reliable, accurate and accessible information for people living with disabilities in Scotland, from Blue Badges to help with PIP.

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