We provide confidential information, advice and guidance to prospective and current disabled students and to staff supporting disabled students.
Coronavirus update: Disability Services is open
We are offering remote appointments if you would prefer to meet virtually.
If you have requested a face-to-face appointment with a Disability Adviser please arrive only a few minutes before your appointment time.
We want to keep students and staff safe, so we encourage you to take a lateral flow test before all face-to-face appointments. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 please do not attend your appointment. If you feel well enough to attend this meeting remotely, please let us know and we will attempt to rearrange it for you.
Please bring your own bottle of water and wear a mask into the building. You will have the chance to discuss with your Disability Adviser whether to conduct the meeting with or without a mask.
Disability Services has created a video on the support options for disabled students at the University of Bristol. The term ‘disability’ is broader than many people think.
Before you use our services, find out who we can help and what we do.
Before you come to University
The things that you need to do to help you decide whether the University of Bristol is right for you, and preparing for when you arrive.
Students we support
The disabilities, learning difficulties and other health and mental health conditions we support students with, and the evidence we need to make recommendations for your support.
Tell us about your disability
Whether you're an applicant or a current student (at any stage in your studies), find out how to tell us about your disability.
The range of support available, including Alternative Exam Arrangements and reasonable adjustments, and how to access it.
Transfer your healthcare support
How to transfer your healthcare support to a local provider.
Check building access
How to check access to buildings and accommodation at the University.
The parking available and how to apply for a permit.
How to find out about accommodation options for disabled students.
Funding options for UK home and EU/international students, including Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).
How to contact us including booking appointments for general, quick query or SpLD (dyslexia and dyspraxia) appointments.
Apply for AEAs
Use the online form to apply for Alternative Exams Arrangements (AEAs) for the re-sits and supplementary assessment period. Apply now so that you do not miss the deadline, which for the January 2022 assessment period is set at 5.00pm on 15th November 2021.
You only need to apply if you don't already have a Disability Support Summary (DSS).
If you want to review the AEAs in your DSS, contact us.
Resources and guidance to help you support disabled students.