Disability and dyslexia support

London Met welcomes students with disabilities, long-term medical or mental health conditions or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) such as dyslexia.

London Met welcomes students with disabilities, long-term medical or mental health conditions or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) like dyslexia. We offer bespoke support, advice and professional guidance on the following areas:

  • recommendations for reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act (2010) so you can participate as fully as possible in the academic and social life at London Met. This could include adjusting arrangements for your teaching, exams, the physical environment and in methods of communication
  • screening for current students if you think you may have an SpLD
  • referrals for diagnostic assessments where appropriate
  • assistance in organising one-to-one support
  • tailored training, advice and guidance for staff supporting disabled students

We can also offer guidance and help you to apply for study-related funding such as the Disabled Students' Allowance.

Discussing your needs before you begin your studies at London Met

We understand that everyone's needs are different. It is never too early to register with our Disabilities and Dyslexia Service (DDS). If you're thinking of applying or have already applied, you should contact us to register as soon as possible. This will help us ensure we've got all the support you might require for the start of your course.

We know it is important to students that we offer a confidential service, and we have published a statement regarding confidentiality on the Student Zone (publicly available).

You need to provide medical evidence of your condition in order for us to assess the appropriate support. All evidence must be in written English or transcribed by a certified transcription service and authenticated as such.

Disability Evidence needed
Physical disabilities, Deaf or hard-of-hearing students, blind or partially sighted students, and students with a chronic long-term health/mental-health condition A recent (no more than 12 months old) report or letter from your GP, consultant or other qualified specialist. It should state the diagnosis, how long you have had the disability, when you were diagnosed and any current treatment or support you're currently receiving. If you are likely to require special examination arrangements, the medical letter must state what they should be (eg extra time, rest breaks etc) and why this is required.
Specific Learning Difficulties (eg dyslexia or dyspraxia) A report, produced since you were aged 16, from either a chartered or practitioner psychologist or a specialist tutor holding a Professional Association of Teachers of Students with SpLDs (Patoss) or Dyslexia Action practising certificate.

Get in touch

To register with London Met's Disabilities and Dyslexia Service (DDS), you can call us on 020 7133 2188 or email dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk.

Current students and current staff members (login required) can find information about the DDS on our dedicated Student and Staff Zone web pages.

Information for practitioners

Needs Assessors should consult our ‌current rates chart. Needs Assessors and disability practitioners should consult our student webpage for further information about disability support at London Met.

Needs Assessment Reports should be emailed to dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk.

If you have any further queries please contact us by calling 020 7133 2188 or emailing dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk.