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If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition or mental health condition our Learning Link team can help you.

We provide specialised support, guidance and resources so that students with additional needs can fulfil their true potential and achieve their career goals. Our friendly and supportive Learning Link team can create a plan tailored to your individual needs. All queries are treated in confidence. We encourage you to contact us early to ensure that we can meet your needs.

Services we provide include liaison with tutors, reasonable adjustment for exams (e.g. extra time), loan of equipment (e.g. laptops, cameras, specialist software), classroom assistants, sign language interpreters and general study support.

Additional Support We Can Offer You

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Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

DSA is a grant to help with any extra essential costs you may have as a direct result of your disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. The type of support and how much you get depends on your individual needs – not your household income.

Note: DSA is available to full-time and part-time students studying a Higher Education course.

To find out more about financial benefits you could be entitled to contact Learning Link or Student Finance.

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