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Clients off to University? Then They May be Eligible for Additional Support
September 26, 2018

Students all over the country are preparing to go off to university and it could be time to see if they are eligible for additional support in higher education.

Use the AbilityNet HE support checker

Getting a degree is a huge challenge for every student but some students face additional challenges and barriers. You could be eligible for extra help from your university and the UK Government’s Disabled Students’ Allowances.

Use the free HE Support Checker to find out if you could be eligible for extra support at university due to a health condition or impairment. This is entirely anonymous, and you do not have to supply any personal information.

What support could you get?

Many students face extra challenges due to medical conditions or disabilities and could be getting extra help to make sure they are able to achieve their full potential. This can include specialist hardware or software, changes to timetabling and deadlines or support from specialist staff to make their learning activities as accessible as possible.

Who could be eligible?

The Government’s Disabled Students’ Allowances offer a grant to help pay for equipment and other adaptations – this is funding which you don’t have to pay back. People who have claimed DSA include people with a wide range of conditions and impairments, including:

  • ADHD
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bi-polar
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslexia
  • Eating disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • IBS
  • Migraines
  • Spina Bifida
  • Specific Learning Difference
  • Tinnitus
  • Visual or Hearing Impairment
  • and many more

Who are AbilityNet and how can they help?

AbilityNet is a UK charity that helps people of any age and ability to use tech to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world.

You can find out more online www.abilitynet.org.uk by using the freephone number: 0800 269 545 or emai: enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk

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