Disability and dyslexia support

Disability and dyslexia support

The Student Support team at NUA provides a dedicated Disability Support service, including help with applications for funding support through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

When an applicant or student meets the government’s definition of disability they will be eligible for support through the DSA. The University will also have a duty to make any reasonable adjustments that may be required in support of that individual.

Getting Support

Most support for students with specific learning differences (such as dyslexia), physical or mental health conditions or other disabilities, is provided through DSA. Students must apply for DSA before receiving support.

Find out more about DSA.

We also recommend applying for DSA as early as possible, as the application process can take as long as three months. Staff in the Student Support team are available to provide support and guidance at every stage of the application process. Please email spLD.support@nua.ac.uk for advice and assistance.

Please note that EU and International students are not eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowance and should contact the Student Support team for advice via disability@nua.ac.uk

Information for Needs Assessors

Talk to us

The Student Support office is open all year round for appointments and to take telephone and email enquiries. We run a daytime and evening drop-in service during term-time, with dates and times advertised on our Intranet.


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