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How the Disability Service can help you

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Goldsmiths is committed to achieving inclusion and equality for disabled students.

The Disability Service arranges adjustments and provides support for students who have a disability, long term health condition, mental health condition or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD).

Who we help

The Disability Service works with a range of students, including those who:

  • have or think they might have dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difficulty
  • have sensory impairments
  • have physical impairments
  • have long-term health, or mental health conditions
  • have autistic spectrum disorders e.g. Asperger’s syndrome

We help current students and anyone thinking about applying to study here. It is never too early to contact us.

Support available

Disability Advisers work with students to identify and remove barriers to study. We can:

  • Provide confidential advice via phone, Skype, email or face-to-face
  • Arrange an assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties including dyslexia
  • Identify and organise appropriate academic support
  • Arrange for support workers (e.g. interpreters, mentors, note-takers or practical assistants)
  • Help to communicate your needs to other staff (e.g. your academic department, Library, Accommodation or Health & Safety)
  • Sign-post to other support services
  • Provide information about equipment or assistive technology
  • Identify sources of funding and can help with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowances

Getting support

Register with the Disability Service and we can start working with you.

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