Disability and dyslexia support

London Met welcomes students with disabilities, long-term medical or mental health conditions or specific learning differences such as dyslexia.

London Met welcomes students with disabilities, long-term medical or mental health conditions or specific learning differences such as dyslexia. Some of the areas where we can give specialist support, advice and professional guidance include:

  • recommendations for reasonable adjustments so you can participate as fully as possible in the academic and social life at London Met
  • special examination arrangements (such as extra time in exams)
  • help with finding an academic support worker
  • screening for current students if you think you may have a specific learning difference (SpLD)
  • assistance to apply for study-related funding such as the Disabled Students' Allowance and funding for disabled students

Discussing your needs before you begin your studies at London Met

We understand that everyone's needs are different. It's 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).

We'll need you 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 treatment or support you're currently receiving. If you're 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 Differences (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.

"We aim to look at your needs as an individual, and therefore there is no standard package of support; rather we put together a bespoke package just for you which meets all of your needs."
Mike Chung, Disabilities and Dyslexia Adviser

Get in touch

To register with London Met's Disability 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

The information below is designed to assist disability practitioners, particularly needs assessors, who are compiling Needs Assessment Reports. Please view our ‌current rates chart.

We prefer final Needs Assessment Reports to be emailed to dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk.

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