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University College London

University College London

UCL Student Disability Services provide confidential, one to one information, advice and guidance to all current and prospective students who declare, or seek guidance about, a disability.

We make reasonable adjustments to support disabled students in higher education. Our aim is to promote and implement an inclusive learning and teaching environment, allowing students to study as independently as possibly during their time at UCL.

Contact Us

Disability support: Student Disability Services

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0100
Email: disability@ucl.ac.uk

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The UCL Institute of Education

Support we offer

icon Accessible learning spaces

icon  Adapted accommodation

icon Campus tours

icon Pre-entry transition programme or equivalent support

icon Specialist knowledge in disability service

icon Specialist groups or disabled students’ network

icon Support available from academic staff

Additional details about support

Funding for SpLD Assessment

Can a student be referred for a Specific Learning  Differences  (SpLD) Assessment with a Specialist teacher or Educational Psychologist through the University and is there funding available for an SpLD assessment?

Subject to the outcome of a screening questionnaire, and the decision of the Dyslexia Co-ordinator, UCL students can be referred for a full diagnostic assessment, either in-house or via an external provider.  In the academic year 2016-17, we are still funding the full cost of assessments.

Disability Adviser available

Are there specialist staff available to talk to within the service?  Is there a disability officer or a disability adviser for students to talk to?

We have a team of disability advisers to answer queries by phone, email and in 1:1 meetings.  We are located in the UCL Institute of Education building on 20 Bedford Way.

Support from academic staff

Is advice and support available from academic staff within the faculties of the University?   How do students access this advice and support?

Administrative staff co-ordinate disability support at a department level.  Students can access basic pastoral support from their academic departments (eg. Personal tutors) who will signpost them to specialist services as necessary.  Students are given full contact details for relevant departmental staff when they enroll, and this information is also available on the UCL website.

One-to-one mentoring support

Are there any additional services available such as mentoring, counselling services or a buddy scheme to help a new student to settle in if needed?

1:1 mentoring is offered to students with mental health problems, ASDs or long-term medical conditions which make it difficult for them to remain engaged with their studies.   UCL Student Psychological Services offer a range of support including counselling.  More information is available via the following web address: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/student-psychological-services/index_home

Specialist Support groups

Are there specialist  support groups  or a disabled  students network available at the University? 

There is a network run by Disabled Students’ Officer, who is an elected SU representative.  They meet regularly and organise events and campaigns.  More details are available here:http://uclu.org/disabledstudents

Adapted accommodation in halls

Is adapted accommodation and specialist equipment available in halls of residence?

In some halls of residence we have adapted accommodation.  More information about the range of options can be found using the following web address: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/accommodation/application/additional-requirements

One-to-One / Group Study Skills

Does the institution provide support with arranging One to one/Group study skills sessions?

We can provide support with arranging One to One and Group study skills sessions.