Disability and dyslexia support

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

Our service aims and the advice and support we provide

The Disabilities and Dyslexia Service (DDS) provides advice, guidance, and support to current and prospective students of London Metropolitan University who have a disability, a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted students, students with chronic long-term health conditions and students with mental health difficulties.

Our service aims to:

  • help enable students to participate as fully as possible in the academic and social life of the University
  • help students fulfil their academic potential by removing barriers to learning
  • treat students with dignity and respect
  • respond to queries and communication in a timely manner
  • promote the principles of equality and inclusivity
  • ensure that personal / confidential information is not disclosed to third parties without consent
  • remain consistent with the responsibilities held by the University under the Equality Act (2010)

Our service provides:

  • bespoke advice and professional guidance to students
  • advice and guidance concerning the adjustments that the University can provide to support students who have a disability
  • advice and guidance concerning the funding available to disabled students – such as the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and disability support funding for disabled EU and international students
  • support to help students set up non-medical help such as note-takers, campus support, mentors, interpreters and SpLD one-to-one support
  • screenings and advice to students wishing to investigate whether they have a SpLD such as dyslexia
  • referral for SpLD Diagnostic Assessment where appropriate
  • tailored training, advice and guidance for staff supporting disabled students

Discussing your needs before you begin your studies at London Met

We encourage both domestic and international students to contact us as soon as an offer to study at London Metropolitan University has been received. Early contact helps us to ensure that your support is in place for the start of your course. Your support package will usually fall into two forms – these are:

  • Adjustments made by the University – noted in an Individual Needs Assessment Report (INAR)
  • External support – Disabled Students' Allowance (subject to eligibility)

In order to tailor support to your needs we ask that you provide us with medical documentation or full diagnostic assessment report. Please see our medical documentation information and guidance webpage for further information.

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

Get in touch

To register with London Met's Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS), you can call us on 020 7320 2848 or email studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk.

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

Information for practitioners

Needs Assessors and disability practitioners should consult our DDS Student Zone 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 7320 2848 or emailing studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk.

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