Disability and dyslexia: applying for a course and joining UAL
There are things you may need to consider when making an application, or preparing to join a course. Find out more and contact the Disability Service if you have any questions. We offer advice at any stage of the application process.
Making an application
If you are thinking about applying to UAL, or making an application, we suggest that you:
Disclose that you are disabled on your application form
Applicants can disclose that they are disabled on their University application form. If you’ve disclosed, we will contact you after you accept your course offer. Course applications are considered on academic merit alone.
Arrange support for open days and interviews
Adjustments and support can be arranged for open days and interviews, for example:
- Scheduling breaks during interviews
- Ensuring step free access is available
- Booking BSL interpreters
You'll need to tell the event organiser about your access requirements. Please contact them in advance by replying to emails about the event. If you're unsure what you need, you can request more information about the format of the event.
The Disability Service can help you contact the relevant department.
Find out about access to University buildings
You can find detailed access information about all UAL sites on the Access Able website. This includes:
- Availability of step-free access
- Parking facilities
- Accessible toilets
- Route guides
UAL has some older buildings that do not have step-free access. If you need step-free access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
If you’ve been offered a place at UAL
If you have been offered a place at UAL, here are the next steps you need to take to access support:
Tell the Disability Service about your study requirements
A Disability Adviser will contact you after you complete the questionnaire. They will contact you at least two weeks before your course begins. The Disability Adviser will talk to you in more detail about your requirements. They will help you access adjustments, support and funding for your course.
The Disability Service is a confidential service. We won't share information with other University departments until you give us permission. Please read the Disability Service Confidentiality Guide (PDF 1201KB) for full details.
Gather disability evidence
You’ll need evidence to access disability support and funding. Find out more about the evidence requirements.
Please email evidence to email@example.com or post a photocopy to:
University of the Arts London,
272 High Holborn, London,
Tell Accommodation Services if you have access requirements
UAL offers student accommodation at locations across London. Due to overwhelming demand, students are not always offered their preferred housing options.
If you are applying for a place in UAL Halls of Residence:
- Apply early
- Disclose that you are disabled on your accommodation application
- Tell Accommodation Services about your access needs.
Find out more about What to Expect from the Disability Service as a UAL student.