Support for students
The Disability Team offers a confidential service to all University of West London students and prospective students who have a disability, a specific learning difficulty eg dyslexia or a long term medical condition.
The Disability Team can provide:
- advice and information on disability support and reasonable adjustments at University of West London
- advice and information on extra funding that may be available to disabled students, such as Disabled Student Allowance
- individual Support Plans
- alternative exam arrangements
- loan Equipment (usually FE and international students)
- liaison with faculty staff
- assistance in arranging support workers eg: note taker, dyslexia tutor, communication support worker, mentors
- assistance in arranging a diagnostic assessment with an Educational Psychologist, for students who think they have a specific learning difficulty
- assistance with mitigation and appeals (please note, the Disability Team do not represent students at Appeal boards; for this please contact the Student Union).
The Team has experience with working with a wide range of disabilities, including but by no means restricted to:
- specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
- mental health difficulties, such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- long term medical conditions, such as heart conditions, AIDS and cancer
- unseen disabilities such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, brain injuries
- autistic spectrum disorders
- hearing impairments
- visual impairments
- speech impairments mobility or physical impairments
The Disability Team produces a series of leaflets. You can download these below, including the disclosure and confidentiality consent form*, which can be returned to
us in person or by post (see the right hand side of this page for contact
The Disability Team operates a confidential service within the Team which means that information about a student and/or their disability is not passed on to third parties without student consent.
All students are asked to read and complete the Disclosure Confidentiality consent form with Guidance notes on their first contact with the Disability Team.
This form is then countersigned and dated by member of the Team and stored in the student case file.
The Disclosure and Confidentiality Consent form can be amended by the student at any time.