Disability & Dyslexia

If a disability affects your ability to participate in your chosen course or in campus life, please tell us about it as soon as possible, so that we can discuss your support needs with you.

Please contact the Disability Coordinator to discuss your needs and arrange support.

We can:

  • Give information, advice and guidance for disability related concerns;
  • Set up Student Support Agreements;
  • Organise exam concessions such as, extra time;
  • Assist with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA);
  • Arrange screenings for SpLDs such as, dyslexia and dyspraxia;
  • Advise staff on reasonable adjustments so disabled students are not disadvantaged;
  • Arrange 1:1 sessions with the SpLD specialist;
  • Book counselling appointments;
  • Arrange in class support (Non-Medical Helpers) such as note takers.

We cannot:

  • Give information about individual degree courses;
  • Provide subject-specific support;
  • Send out exam timetables;
  • Assist with course finance enquiries;
  • Provide or fund support with daily living tasks e.g. assistance with shopping, cooking, or personal care.

How we can help

Specific learning difficulties


Mental health difficulties

Long-term health conditions

Autistic spectrum conditions

Temporary disabilities or ill health


How to disclose a disability

Deadlines for exams

Funding available

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is only available to UK nationals or those with settled status so the information here is not applicable to EU and International Students.

Depending on your needs, DSA could help with the cost of:

  • Computer equipment although you will need to pay £200 towards this.
  • Specialist assistive software to help with reading, writing, planning and organising work.
  • One-to-one support with a specialist mentor.
  • One to one support from a study skills tutor.

Funding available

What is Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)?

Why should I apply?

Am I eligible for DSA?

How do I apply for DSA?

What happens next?

Study Needs Assessment: what happens next?

Is there any other funding?

About us

Contact us

Disability & Mental Health Coordinator: Becky Collins 
Room: Acland 004 (opposite Student Union)
Tel: 0207 487 7863 Email: [email protected]

SpLD specialist: Caroline Kirrane

Disability Services Committee

The Disability Services Committee was launched in October 2008 and meets twice a year to discuss disability related issues at Regent’s. The Committee subscribes to the social model of disability. Terms of Reference, membership and Agendas and minutes of meetings are available to staff and students (Regent's login required)

Disability Policy

Read our Disability Policy to learn about the University's commitment to embedding a culture of inclusion for students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties, mental health conditions or long term health conditions.