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Pre entry support for disabled students

We’re here to support you from the moment you start your journey with us. There’s plenty of support available for all disabled students and students with specific learning difficulties before you start your studies.

If you are a current Edge Hill student and would like to access our on-course support, visit our dedicated support page.

How we can help

We understand that as a disabled student or a student with specific learning difficulties you may want to know what support and information is available during your studies. Our Widening Access Team are here to support you and offer advice during your journey into university. We offer bespoke guidance tailored to you and your individual needs.

Support you can access:

  • Support on researching and applying for higher education and student finance; including choosing your qualifications and subjects for higher education progression and information relating to applying for Disabled Students Allowance.
  • Assisting you to participate in any dedicated outreach activities that we offer for disabled students or students with mental health conditions, such as our Edge Hill Skills to Succeed Programme for neurodiverse students.
  • Attending bespoke visit(s) to the Edge Hill University campus to meet the team, current students and other staff to provide you with detailed information about our on-course support offer.
  • Financial and pastoral support for you to attend Edge Hill University open days and offer holder days.
  • With your consent, we can liaise with your supporters to discuss the support available to you at Edge Hill.
  • Once you’ve been made an offer to study with us, we can aid in your transition to Edge Hill by facilitating one to one meetings with relevant teams across the University such as our Inclusion and SpLD teams.

Who we provide support to

Disabled students may declare one or more of the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • mental health diagnoses such as anxiety and depression
  • sensory impairment
  • mobility difficulties

Or a medical condition such as:

  • epilepsy
  • diabetes
  • heart condition
  • severe asthma

Students with specific learning difficulties may have one or more of the following:

  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • dyscalculia
  • ADHD

If you think you are eligible for support but you do not think that your personal circumstances match any of the criteria outlined above, please contact us for support via [email protected] or call 01695 657320.

Professional support

We also work with educational practitioners, school/college staff, and Local Authority teams to offer support to students with disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties. This also includes providing Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for professionals supporting these students to develop their knowledge and confidence during the transition into higher education.

Meet your team