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Disability and Dyslexia

The Student Support office offers a dedicated service providing information and advice on disabilities including assistance with applying for funding support through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

All applications to Norwich University of the Arts are considered on academic criteria but students are encouraged to disclose any disability they may have as early as possible in order that support needs can be identified and assessed.

Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties

Important: Now you are in Higher Education it is important to understand how support for dyslexia is provided. All support comes via the Disabled Students’ Allowances and you will have to apply for this before you can receive support. This is explained in detail on the www.gov.uk website and in the booklet mentioned below, but it is vital that an early application is completed as the whole process from initial screening, Educational Psychologist report, Needs Assessment report to receiving the full support can take six months.

Staff in Student Support can be contacted at disability@nua.ac.uk or dyslexia.support@nua.ac.uk to ensure you understand all stages of the application process and answer any queries you may have. The www.gov.uk website has a useful section called ‘Disabled Students’ Allowances – an introduction‘.

Disabilities and Medical Conditions

If you have disclosed any disability or medical condition that may require additional support while studying at NUA, it is important to apply for financial help from Student Finance through the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) as detailed above, in addition to speaking to staff from the Disability team. Download a booklet explaining in detail what medical proof will be required can be downloaded.

It is important to contact Student Support as soon as possible so that we can gain a proper understanding of your requirements and provide help with applying for any available support through the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA).

Needs assessment

Information for Needs Assessors in relation to the DSA.

Talk to us in confidence

The Student Support office is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm for term time appointments and a drop-in service. During the summer the office takes telephone calls and email enquiries. Please contact us on:

Call +44 (0) 1603 610561
ext 6483/6482

All contact between Student Support and students is in confidence.