Information sessions for disabled students

Event: Information sessions for disabled students

The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service at the University of Sheffield has a Disability Transitions Officer and a team of trained Disability Champions (current university students) who can deliver free information sessions and activities for schools and colleges.

The aim is to further increase the aspirations of your disabled learners to apply to University (any higher education institution, not just those considering the University of Sheffield), and ensure that students are aware of the university disability support available.

Disabled learners include, but are not limited to, students who

  • have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD)/learning difference like dyslexia or dyspraxia
  • have a mental health condition like depression or an anxiety disorder –
  • have a long-standing illness or health condition like epilepsy or chronic fatigue syndrome
  • are autistic
  • have a neurodevelopmental condition like AD(H)D
  • have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty
  • are blind or partially sighted
  • are D/deaf or hearing impaired
  • have a speech, language or communication difficulty (e.g. a stammer)

Types of activities include:

  • Information sessions held within your school with guidance on types of university disability support, setting up support and Disabled Students’ Allowances
  • On campus visits for small groups of students, including disability-specific sessions e.g. for autistic students (with the option of follow-up visits)
  • CPD events for school staff to provide information about university disability support for disabled students, including the Disabled Students’ Allowances process
  • Enquiry stands for information, HE, careers or parents’ events
  • Or a session tailored to meet the needs of your students

To find out more or to arrange an activity for your students, please contact Alison Jones at

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  • At your school/college
  • Bespoke - available on request
  • Disabled Learner
  • On-campus

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