Are you a student with a disability or specific learning difficulty? If so, there is a great deal of support available to you at Edge Hill University.
Meet your support teams
If you are not sure which team to contact for support, get in touch with the Catalyst Enquiries Helpdesk. The will direct your enquiry to the right team.
If you have a disability, you can apply for Disabled Students Allowance as part of your Student Finance application.
Your eligibility for DSA is decided by your funding body, based on the medical evidence you submit. The Inclusion Team can advise you on what types of medical evidence are suitable to support your application. Alternatively, please visit the gov.uk website.
If your application for DSA is accepted by your funding body (such as Student Finance England) they will write to you asking you to attend a Study Needs Assessment with an approved, independent assessor registered with NNAC (National Network of Assessment Centres). This process is by necessity independent of the University, but the Inclusion Team can support you in booking the Study Needs Assessment.
The Study Needs Assessor will work with you to identify your learning needs and make recommendations for support in a Study Needs Assessment Report (SNAR). Once you have agreed the recommendations it will be sent to your funding body and you will receive a letter detailing the support DSA will fund. The Inclusion Team can help you to arrange this support.
The Student Support Fund provides non-repayable discretionary awards and emergency support to assist students in financial difficulty, who might otherwise be at risk of leaving their courses because of financial hardship. Find out more information about the Student Support Fund.
The Money Advice Team offer guidance on all money-related matters including student funding, they can help with personal finances and provide advice on the Student Support Fund. Book a virtual or telephone appointment up to 72 hours in advance.
Contact the team via [email protected].
Depending on your needs and requirements, you may be able to access an adapted room in our halls of residence on-campus.
You will need to provide us with supporting evidence of your disability and/or health condition. If you have the support of a social worker or occupational therapist, their involvement would be helpful so we can make appropriate adaptations to a room based on the impact of your disability.Find information and contact details about adapted rooms
In addition to groups such as the Neurodiverse Society and the Sign Language Society, Edge Hill Students’ Union contains many other groups which cover a wide range of hobbies and interests. Check out the Edge Hill Students’ Union website for more opportunities on campus.
For one stop shop of all of the activities and events on campus, visit the Student Life portal.
Our Student Advisory Panels offer paid opportunities for students to discuss their experiences with others from similar backgrounds and help inform the design and delivery of a wide range of university services and activities.
We currently have five different advisory panels in operation including one for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties. To find out more contact the Widening Access and Participation team via email [email protected].
Would you like to work with prospective Edge Hill students, informing them about student life at Edge Hill?
The Student Recruitment and Marketing department offer paid opportunities and training for students to support University wide events such as open days, as well as schools, colleges and other institutions visiting campus for the day. We offer guaranteed interviews in the application process to students who meet our widening participation criteria, including students with disabilities. For more information, contact [email protected].