UEA is committed to inclusive study so that everyone can get involved with student life.

Student Services offers a support service for all students with a disability (physical, mental or a Specific Learning Difference). This includes dyslexia, long term and short term medical conditions and acute medical conditions such as severe allergic reactions.

Let us know if you have a disability or think you may have a disability. We are here to offer advice and support.

Current students

We have experienced Disability and Mental Health Advisers who can give you the advice, guidance and support you need. To speak to an adviser, fill in the Online Referral Form.


Online Referral Form

Prospective students/ New students

Please complete the Disability Support Form.


Disability Support Form


Completing the Disability Support Form - What do you need to know before you start?


Complete the Disability Support Form to tell us about your disability (including mental health), health condition or a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD).

The Disability Support Form can be completed by the student or the student’s representative.

The Disability Support Form will ask questions related to the following areas:

  • Student details – name, contact details
  • Course applied for. Level of study e.g. Undergraduate or postgraduate and start date
  • Type of disability
  • Evidence for the disability
  • Any acute medical condition
  • Previous educational support e.g. Extra time in exams
  • Previous personal support e.g. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)
  • Disabled Students' Allowances e.g. whether you have applied/are intending to apply.

The Disability Support Form will normally take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete but it is recommended you allow up to an hour.

  • Please complete the form in one attempt as it is not possible to save a partially completed form
  • Please have scans/images of all evidence ready before commencing the form as this can be uploaded as part of the submission
  • You may upload 5 documents with a combined maximum of 5GB. If you have more than 5  documents please email additional ones to disability@uea.ac.uk
  • A copy of your submission will be emailed to you after you submit


Disability Support Form

By sharing information as soon as possible, UEA Student Services can:

•    better understand your needs
•    prepare for your arrival
•    recommend suitable reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that a delay in providing information to Student Services may result in a delay in the service we are able to offer. So share information as soon as you apply. You don’t need to wait till the start of your course.

Complete the Disability Support Form, even if you have shared information about your disability elsewhere (e.g. UCAS). 

What support can I access?

There are a number of ways we can support you during your studies at UEA:
•    One-to-one support with experienced Advisers
•    Reasonable Adjustments (RAs) – making sure your course is accessible and adaptable to your needs
•    Assessment Adjustments (AAs) – arranging for the use of a computer or extra time during exams, for example
•    Help with applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
•    Specialist tuition for students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)
•    Assistive equipment and technologies
•    Disability Liaison Officers in every Faculty – specially trained academics who know your department and can connect you with the wider support service
•    CareerCentral offer support during your studies with adjustments you might need for applying for jobs and getting support in the workplace

Learning Enhancement Team

Check out our The Learning Enhancement team pages for information on the range of services to support students during their studies, including:
•    One to One Specialist Study Skills tutorials
•    Workshops, Drop Ins and Study Cafes
•    Screening services for SpLDs (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, Dyscalulia) 

Disability Funding 


If you’re a UK student, you could apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). These allowances can provide you with a wide range of support during your time at university – you can find out how to apply and what you might be eligible to receive through Student Finance England.

Students who are Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish can apply for DSA through SAAS, SF Wales or SF NI respectively.

If you’re an EU or International student, please contact us at disability@uea.ac.uk for a preliminary assessment of support need. 


Check out our Accommodation pages to explore your accommodation options.

Get in touch with our Accommodation Team directly to explore your accommodation requirements by emailing accom@uea.ac.uk.

UEA offers the opportunity to move into campus accommodation before the main Home student arrivals weekend.

If you would like to avoid the peak time, and get settled in during a quieter time, please email accom@uea.ac.uk to indicate this preference.