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Disability and mental health

The Careers team is able to support students with a disability (visible or invisible), long term or mental health condition at any stage of your career planning through:

  • appointments;
  • workshops;
  • resources both online and in Student Opportunity
  • and by working closely with Wellbeing Support Services.

Disability & Mental Health Top Resources

A list of top resources to help you plan the next steps in your career.

Top Resources

Disclosing a disability

Information on deciding when or whether to disclose the nature of your disability to an employer.

Disclosing a Disability

Marketing Yourself

Information on giving a positive perspective if you choose to disclose your disability.

Marketing Yourself

Career Planning

Careers blog entries about careers planning for people with a disability and how the Careers team can help you.

Career Planning

Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and recruitment

Information on considerations when engaging with the recruitment process for people on the autistic spectrum.

ASC and Recruitment

Dyslexia and recruitment

Information on considerations when engaging with the recruitment process for people with Dyslexia.

Dyslexia and Recruitment


Access to Work

Provides funding if your health or disability affects the way you do your job. It gives you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your needs. It might pay towards the equipment you need at work, adapting premises to meet your needs, or a support worker. It can also pay towards the cost of getting to work if you cannot use public transport.

Snowdon Trust

Offers grants to students with a physical or sensory disability for help with additional disability-related costs (not usually available for tuition or accommodation). Applications open in February for the forthcoming academic year.

Disabled Students' Allowances

Information from Prospects on disability-related funding.

Disability Rights Facts Sheets

Fact sheets from Disability Rights UK advising disabled students on applying for and funding study as well as what support is available while studying.