What are the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)?
DSAs are government grants issued by different funding bodies, such as Student Finance England, to help with any additional support costs incurred as a direct result of a disability for the duration of one's studies. The allowances can fund non-medical helper one to one support (i.e. specialist study skills or mentoring), specialist equipment and software, travel and other course-related costs. The allowances are neither means-tested nor repayable and students can apply at any stage during the studies.
The University is a registered Non Medical Helper support provider and offers these services to disabled students for the duration of their studies.
Further information regarding Disabled Students' Allowances
Other Financial Support
In addition to the DSAs, students may be able to access other hardship funds from the University, charities and trusts. There are specific University funds for contributions towards the payment of computer equipment via the DSAs, ensuite on campus accommodation and SpLD/AS assessments. Full details may be found on our financial support page.