Disability support

Each year at the University of Hertfordshire we welcome a significant number of students who disclose a disability.

Students who use the service say it is invaluable and equips them with the skills and support they need to succeed in their studies.

The diversity of support available means that we provide a tailored service to meet the individual needs of our disabled students.

Please - if you are thinking "I can't possibly study I've got this condition or that condition" - do not let it put you off. There is so much support and help that disabilities, whether hidden or not, can be catered for and adjustments can be made to make you more confident and, ultimately, help you gain qualifications you never dreamt were possible.

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Areas of guidance

Disability Services offer specialist advice and guidance for all students and staff regarding the diverse range of available specialist provision including:

Many of these services are primarily awarded through your Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

If you have a disability, but are not eligible for DSA funding we can normally cover the cost of this service through the University of Hertfordshire Disability Fund.

Contact us if you are unsure about which funding method is right for you.

Who to contact in Disability Services

If you are a new applicant please email Emma Diston or call on +44 (0)1707 284334.

For general enquiries, if you are a current student or if you need to contact us about anything in the following list, please email Student Wellbeing or call +44 (0)1707 284453:

  • Diagnostic assessment service
  • Disability advisers
  • Examinations
  • Needs assessment service
  • Specialist study skills tuition
  • Specialist mentoring