Support for disabled students

UCL is an inclusive learning environment, and we aim to enable all students to study as independently as possible during their time here. This section of our website provides information on the support available for students who are disabled or have a long-term health condition.

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Joining UCL as a disabled student

If you're joining UCL and think you might need support to access your studies, please complete our Applicant Support Questionnaire.

This is available on Portico under the Student Disability Services tab.

Applicants and unenrolled students can also contact by email.

Contact us via askUCL

About the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team

About the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team

Find out who the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team are, how we can support you and what we mean by 'disability'.

Seeing an adviser

Drop-in sessions and longer appointments

Find out more about our free same day and full advisory appointments, and what to expect when you see one of our advisers or coordinators.

Accessing and registering for support

Tell us about your disability

Tell us about your disability and/or long-term health condition, this includes mental health conditions, and Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

The support we provide

The support we provide

A wide variety of reasonable adjustments and other forms of support suited to your needs are available.

Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)

Accessing support

Find out more about Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs), how to inform us of an SpLD and the support available to you.

Funding your support

Financial support

Here are the types of funding available for disabled student support and how you can access them.

General disability resources

Useful resources

Useful disability resources available to you across UCL.

Reasonable adjustments to your assessments

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Full details about exam adjustments for students with a disability or long-term health condition.


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Here, you'll find resources and policies that support our disabled staff and students participate fully in university life.

Sunflower Lanyard scheme


UCL is signing up to a new sunflower lanyard scheme to help students who may have an invisible disability.

Guidance for Non-Medical Helpers (NMHs) and Needs Assessors

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Information for our Non-Medical Helpers (NMHs) and Needs Assessors.

Share your thoughts

"I felt listened to. Staff spoke in a manner I could understand." - April 2022
"Received prompt responses and the session was very person-centred." - April 2022
"I was walked through my academic options very clearly, and getting an additional brief in an email with all the discussed information and links was also very helpful." - April 2022
"Helpful attitude. Made me feel understood." - May 2022

The Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team value your feedback. If you've accessed support, please complete this brief form.

Please share your feedback with us

Have your say

We work hard to improve access to our buildings and information to create an inclusive environment where everyone can use the services we offer on campus. Take our 5 minute questionnaire to help us prioritise our next steps and enter the £100 voucher draw.

Complete our inclusive environment questionnaire