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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.

Support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Students continue to have access to a wide range of support through the coronavirus outbreak, offered remotely. 

Our comprehensive support pages outline what is available. If you have more general concerns or questions about the virus, please read our advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Changes to Extenuating Circumstances Regulations

UCL's Extenuating Circumstances Regulations have been changed in response to the outbreak. Students can now self-certify if they have Extenuating Circumstances for the remainder of the academic year.

Find out more about the revised Extenuating Circumstances Regulations.


Medical evidence

We are aware that during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be difficult to obtain medical evidence. 

Your Disability Adviser or Mental Health Coordinator will discuss medical evidence requirements with you during your phone or video appointment. 

Read more about medical evidence.

About the team

About the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team

Find out who the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team are, who we can suport and how we can support you.

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Drop-in sessions and longer appointments

Find out more about our drop-in sessions and longer appointments, and what to expect when you see us. 

Tell us about your disability

Tell us about your disability

We strongly encourage you to tell us that you're disabled or have a long-term health condition.

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.

Accessing support

Accessing support

Here is our comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to access all the support that you're entitled to.

Funding your support

Financial support

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

Useful resources

Useful resources

Useful resources on study skills, assistive technology, the Summary of Reasonable Adjustments (SORA) and more.

Information for staff

Information for staff

Information for UCL staff and needs assessors on good practice when supporting disabled students. 

Exam adjustments

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Full details about exam adjustments for students who are disabled or have a health condition.

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

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