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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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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.



Find out more

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

Click on the links below to learn more

What we offer as a service

Find out more about our excellent range of professional support, advice, and information through our Disability Support Service.
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How to arrange support

Find out how to set up your support with the Disability Support Service in a few simple steps, then we'll look at the most appropriate adjustments.
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Find out about 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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DSA & other funding information

Information about Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and other funded support available to you, depending on your individual needs.
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International support and guidance

We offer two types of appointments with a Disability Adviser for guidance and advice for international students: an initial query or a full adviser appointment.
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Student stories

View other students' opinions and videos on the support offered to them by the Disability Support Service, including top tips on the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).
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Frequently asked questions

We have collated some of our most frequently asked questions, find out more information here.

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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