Disability advice

We're here to fully support you in achieving academic success.

The University environment can sometimes present certain issues or challenges. We help students work together with staff to help to overcome any barriers to you reaching your best.


We can help by

  • Putting in place any adjustments you may need, such as alternative examination arrangements
  • Liaising with your faculty regarding your support requirements
  • Loaning equipment
  • Assisting with applications for the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)


We provide advice and guidance to students who:

  • Are blind or partially sighted
  • Are deaf or have a hearing impairment
  • Have a long standing illness or health condition such as epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis or cancer
  • Have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty


Email or call 01482 462222 to arrange an appointment.

Other support

If you have a mental health issue or an autistic spectrum condition, our health and wellbeing team can help. For support with specific learning differences like dyslexia or dyspraxia, get in touch with the learning support team.


Assistive technology

Open access PCs

We provide assistive software on all of our open access computers, including:

  • Read & Write Gold from TextHelp! (text-to-speech, reading and writing support)
  • Mindview and Inspiration Mind-mapping software
  • Screen magnification software

Find a PC



MyStudyBar is an alternative package of assistive software for use at home. It includes screen tinting, mind-mapping and speech-to-text programs, and is totally free.

Find out more

Disabled student's allowances

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are available to home students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions.

The funding can pay for computer equipment, assistive software, certain support worker costs, ergonomic equipment and additional disability-related travel costs. 

Find out more


AccessAble provides detailed access guides for all of the buildings on campus.

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Epilepsy friendly mark

The Epilepsy Friendly mark is awarded by Young Epilepsy to recognise institutions who are doing more to improve their understanding of epilepsy and provide better support to their students. 

Find out more

GP practices

It's important that you're registered with a local GP during your time in Hull.

Find a GP