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Study Needs Assessments

Once your funding body has sent you a letter to say that you are eligible for a Disabled Students Allowances, you then have an Assessment of Needs. The assessment is done by a qualified assessor in an approved ACCESS Centre. It comprises of a discussion of your individual strengths and difficulties in relation to aspects of academic study, assistive hardware and software to facilitate study, 'non-medical helper' support (specialist tuition, note taking, mentoring etc.) which may help and a demonstration of equipment and software.

Following the Study Needs Assessment, a report is sent to your funding body and they make the final decision about what your Disabled Students Allowances will be.

Further information about ACCESS Centres, their role and locations can be found at the DSA Quality Assurance Group website and the National Network of Assessment Centres website.







National Network of ACCESS Centres (NNAC)

DSA Quality Assurance Group