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University of Hull students

Disability Support

We know that University can sometimes present challenges for disabled students, so we're here to work together with you to overcome any barriers.

We know that developments around coronavirus (COVID-19) are concerning and may cause disruption to your studies. Student Services remain open and as always, we’re here to help and support you.

University of Hull students

We provide advice and guidance to students with a wide range of disabilities, sensory and physical impairments and ongoing medical conditions. We take a holistic approach and the services we offer will be tailored to your individual needs.

We'd recommend that you share any information about your disability when you apply to the university. As we are an inclusive university, we will always respond in a supportive and sensitive way. 

We'll send you a questionnaire so that we can understand your needs. But don't worry - you can get in touch for assistance at any point during your time at the university.

We provide help and support to students who:

  • Have a physical impairment or mobility difficulties
  • Have an ongoing medical condition or unseen disability (such as epilepsy, Crohn’s disease or cancer)
  • Have a visual or hearing impairment
  • Have a temporary injury affecting their ability to study

What can we do for you?

  • We'll help identify what reasonable adjustments may be needed for you in lectures or examinations
  • We'll liaise with your academic department and other university services to put in place your support arrangements.
  • We can help identify material that you might need in alternative formats
  • We can offer advice on applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

To find out more about how we're able to help you, get in touch.

Non-medical helpers

Non-medical helpers can include specialist one-to-one study skills tutors, specialist mentors, assistive technology trainers and BSL sign language interpreters. Although there is a cost, Disabled Students Allowance can pay for non-medical helpers. And we can give you a hand completing your application.


The Library has a range of services to help disabled students study. You can find out more here.


Please look at the accessible campus access guide for detailed information about accessibility across campus, including lecture theatres and student accommodation.

Hearing impairment

A wide range of support and adjustments can be put in place if you have a hearing impairment. In addition, we have hearing loops in many of our lecture theatres and service areas, and a deaf alerter system, in case of emergencies.


If you're a blue badge holder, you can apply for a free-of-charge X permit to park on campus.

If you're not a blue badge holder, you can apply for an AX permit if you need to be able to park on campus because of your disability. A registration fee will apply.

Email to find out more and apply for a permit here.

Transfer your healthcare or personal support

If you have assistance to support your independent living at home, or think you may need this type of support when you move to university contact your local authority's Social Services  well in advance of starting your course. You should inform Social Services that you have an offer to study at the University of Hull and that you require a social care assessment.

Remember that you'll need to transfer any health services that you currently use. Get in touch with them so that they can help arrange to transfer this support to a service provider in Hull.


Moving to University can sometimes be daunting and may affect epileptic students, particularly during more stressful periods.

We have the Epilepsy Friendly mark, which recognises Universities who are doing more and provide better support to students with epilepsy.

If you need help with your epilepsy, get in touch and we'll do all we can to help.