Medical Evidence

What do I do if I don’t have evidence of a medical condition, disability or assessment for a SpLD (Dyslexia)?

  • For medical evidence of an impairment, medical condition, mental health issue, or Aspergers syndrome, contact your GP or a qualified practitioner e.g. community mental health team
  • The evidence must confirm that it has a significant impact on your ability to study and that you will require support via DSA so that you are not disadvantaged
  • For an assessment for a specific learning difficulty (dyslexia) please complete the online Dyslexia Checklist and follow the Informal Assessment guidance.

What do I do if/when I have got the evidence?

Come to the Inclusive Services Team to:

  • Provide us with copies of your evidence or assessment and your contact details, student ID number (if enrolled) and academic tutors’ names.
  • Begin the process for applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) if you haven’t already done so.
    – N.B. if you have dyslexia / SpLDs, you must have a formal assessment report from an educational psychologist that was completed when you were aged 16 or over.
  • Complete an initial exam modifications form, where relevant.
  • Sign an SR2 form so that we can liaise with your tutors about any additional support requirements.
  • Arrange an appointment to discuss your initial support requirements, and for a Feedback Guidance sheet for your assessed work if you have a SpLD.
  • Discuss any non-medical helper support or one-to-one study skills support.

General Guidance

Please provide us with copies of all medical evidence / previous assessments and written confirmation of DSA funding letters from your funding body as soon as possible.

Please let us know of any changes to your circumstances or contact details.

Please attend all appointments that you have made with us and give at least 24 hours notice if have to cancel. You may be charged for the session if you do not let us know in advance.

Please arrange an appointment with your personal academic tutor to discuss any additional support requirements.

Please see Rights & Responsibilities for more information.