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Welcome to Disability Support

Goldsmiths Disability Advisers are available to advise you about any aspect of disability. We can also help you to put in place any equipment or support you need to study effectively at Goldsmiths.

It is strongly recommended that all students with a disability register with the Disability Team as soon as possible so that your reasonable adjustments and support needs can be identified.

How to contact a Disability Adviser

Students seeking advice and support relating to dyslexia, disability or health should visit the Student Centre (RHB 117).

The Student Centre is open between the hours of 9am and 5pm each weekday.

 Alternatively you can call us on 020 7 717 2292 or email


Student Centre RHB 117:

Monday to Friday:

9.00am - 5.00pm

You can also book an appointment by either calling 0207 717 2292 or emailing disability@gold.ac.uk


Dyslexia / Dyspraxia assessments

The scheme to be assessed at Goldsmiths is now open for 2014 - 15.

Visit the Student Centre for more details or click the link to the right hand side of the screen


Who is covered by the term “Disability”

Goldsmiths seeks to make reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010, to ensure disabled students can participate equally in all aspects of college life.

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 following are recognised 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 do get in touch.


 Quiet spaces in Goldsmiths

  • "Chill out room" in the Students' Union
  • The Chaplaincy has a quiet space for students who need to escape the hustle and bustle of student life.
  • The Assistive Technology Centre (ATC) in the library is a quiet working area for students who want to study in peace.

Content last modified: 30 Mar 2015