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Find out about adjustments and support available for disabled students.

UAL is committed to achieving inclusion and equality for disabled students.

The Disability Service arranges adjustments and support for disabled students. Over 3500 students at the University are in contact with us. We work with students who are disabled according to the Equality Act 2010. This includes students who have:

  • dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difference
  • a sensory impairment
  • a physical impairment
  • a long-term health or mental health condition
  • autism
  • another long-term condition which has an impact on your day-to-day life.

We offer advice before you begin your course and at any stage of your student journey. Contact before or after you have applied. A Disability Adviser will then contact you. They can help explain the adjustments, support and funding available for your studies.

For full details of the University’s provision for disabled students please read Access, Support and Facilities for Disabled Students at UAL (PDF 302KB)

Watch an audio-described version of the Social Model at UAL video and read the transcript (PDF 286KB).

For full access and route guides to all our sites visit AccessAble.

Our values

The Disability Service will:

  • respect the individual
  • promote inclusive practices
  • empower students and colleagues
  • ensure high quality and professionalism.

We champion the social model of disability. We focus on practical steps that can be taken to remove disabling barriers to study.

Find out more about Our Values (PDF 1578KB).

Feedback from students

What students said about the Disability Service:

UAL run a fantastic Disability Service

The Disability Service is definitely helping me through my BA

The fact I'm entitled to all this stuff is amazing its helped me so much


Please tell us about your impairment, health condition or specific learning difference. This is called disclosure.

Disclosure enables us to arrange adjustments and support for your studies. Contacting us before you begin your course helps us put support in place at the right time.

Sharing disability information does not affect admissions decisions. Course applications are considered solely on the basis of academic merit.

Please contact to discuss your access requirements.

Personal information is treated confidentially. It will not be shared with other University departments without your consent. There are some exceptions, e.g. if we think you are at risk of harm.

For full details please read the Disability Service Confidentiality Guide (PDF 1201KB)

Find out What to Expect from the Disability Service.