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Disability Support

Welcome to Disability Support at Durham! We’re here to help with your study support requirements if you have a disability. Whether you're thinking about applying to Durham, are already an applicant or a current student, our team can help.

You’ll find information here about the support available, including how to set up any support you need for your course, as well as advice about funding you might need to apply for.
Information for Current Students
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Find out more

Further information about what help you can receive from Disability Support.

Click on the links below to learn more


Find out more on what help is available and how to set up your support.
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Information about the Disabled Students’ Allowance and other funded support available.
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Applicant FAQs

We answer your frequently asked questions and provide more information for applicants.
Frequently asked questions

Autism Support

At Durham, we welcome autistic students. We aim to maintain continuity of support from pre-application throughout your course.
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About us

Disabled students make up over 20% of the student population at Durham. We work with partners across the University to make sure our environments, policies and practices are inclusive. Our mission is to support disabled students to engage fully with their learning experience and achieve academic success.


Disability can mean different things to different people. It may include you if you have a physical or sensory condition, a long-term medical condition (including medically recognised mental health difficulties such as depression or anxiety disorder), or a neurodiverse condition, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or Autism.


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Durham University Assessment Centre

The Durham University Assessment Centre (DUAC) offers a needs assessment service for disabled students, both at Durham University and across the region, to support in accessing the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).

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University student
"I am so glad that I took the leap to get in touch with the Durham Disability Support Service. All of the team have been very friendly, and in particular my adviser has helped me a lot - from getting in touch with my department, to offering me a one-on-one study skills session, as well as helping me with my application for the Disabled Students' Allowance. I feel that I can come and talk to her at any time. I really recommend the service if you think you would benefit from some extra help."

May 2022
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Access information

Many of our buildings are modern and designed for accessibility but a small number of the colleges and departments in Durham City are in very old, listed buildings where getting around isn't always straightforward.

Visit our AccessAble Access Guide


University student
“I wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to [my daughter] and reassure her about the dyslexia provision at Durham. She has since decided to firm with the university and I must say I am very relieved because every interaction we have had with Durham has been so efficient, helpful and supportive."

Parent of a prospective undergraduate student

Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about our services and how we can help you.

Where to find us

Disability Support

The Palatine Centre

Stockton Road



Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 8115