Welcome to Disability Support
Access and Inclusion:
Goldsmiths welcomes applications from disabled students. By the term ‘disabled students’ we mean people with physical and sensory impairments, mental health needs, people with long-term health conditions and also those with specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD etc).
The Disability Discrimination Act obliges the University to make reasonable adjustments, to ensure disabled students can participate equally in all aspects of college life.
We work hard to ensure that, as far as possible, we are accessible to everyone. We continually anticipate the general requirements of disabled students with all types of impairments and health conditions. This work is led and coordinated by the Disability Team based in Student Services.
Definition of Disability
The following are considered as disabilities;
- Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia ADD)
- Visual Impairment
- Deaf / Hard of Hearing
- Mobility Difficulties (e.g. Back Condition, Wheelchair User)
- Health Conditions (e.g. Cancer, ME, Arthritis, Epilepsy)
- Mental Health Needs (e.g. Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders (e.g. Aspergers Syndrome)
This is by no means is an exhaustive list. The Disability Team is there to support and advise you if you are facing (or potentially facing) disabling barriers so if you have an impairment or condition not listed here, please book an appointment to see the Disability Team to discuss how they can help.
Drop in times
Our drop in session times are:
Monday to Friday -
AM: 11:00 - 12:00
PM: 2:00 - 3:00
Please note that we are closed on Thursdays until further notice.
If you cannot come in during our opening hours, you can book an appointment by either calling 0207 717 2292 or emailing us
Goldsmiths Outreach Assessment Centre
We are now offering Assessments of Needs on Goldsmiths Campus. If you have applied for DSA and have yet to arrange a DSA Needs Assessment please contact CLASS and ask for your assessment to be at Goldsmiths College. Click here for more information about how to book a needs assessment.
Claiming Book/Photocopying Allowance from Student Finance England
If you have been approved this allowance through DSA you should fill out the Claim Form and send it to Student Finance along with your receipts.
Information for DSA Needs Assessors
For 2012/13 Non Medical Helper rates click here