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Disabled Students should apply now for support

Are you applying to university or college? If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, extra help is available in the form of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). And these don't have to be paid back.


Disabled Students should apply now for support

Disabled Students should apply now for support

If you’ve already applied for your main loans and grants, you can still apply for DSAs, download a form now from

When you apply for your main loans and grants online just tick the button to apply for DSAs in the main application – we’ll send you an application form.

If you haven’t applied for your main loans and grants don’t wait, apply online now at

Top tips

  • Remember we accept photocopies of disability evidence - you don’t need to send originals.
  • You should apply for DSAs now. It takes, on average, over 10 weeks from applying to getting support.
  • If you’ve applied for DSAs and been told to book your assessment appointment, book it now. As soon as you’ve had your assessment you can get your equipment in place, ready for the start of term.
  • You can find a range of tools, videos and guides to help you apply quickly and successfully for your DSAs by visiting

Welcome to Disability and Dyslexia Support

You can find us in the  Student Service Centre on the ground floor in the Tawney Building, T32.

We have an Access Statement and work towards the social model of disability, striving always to provide an inclusive educational and social environment for all disabled students.

We will support and assist anyone with a disability, including specific learning difficulties, mental health and wellbeing issues and with physical and/or unseen disabilities.

We can advise on Disabled Student Allowance, accessibility issues and a wide range of support and adjustments to meet the individual need of disabled students and those who have a Specific Learning Difficulty.

It is a good idea for you to contact us well before you arrive at Keele University. We can provide mini visits where we will discuss your support and plan your support needs and improve any accessibility issues.

If you have not already done this it would be good if you contacted us as soon as you arrive at University.

The Service is confidential and we will not disclose any disability-related information without your specific written consent

We can offer advice and assistance on a range of support strategies and reasonable adjustments that you may be entitled to in the teaching and learning environment and across campus.