UEA is committed to inclusive study so everyone can get involved with student life. Student Services work closely with colleagues across the university to make sure that studying at UEA is accessible to all, and that students with disabilities and long-term health conditions are completely supported during their time here. We provide support for all students with a disability recognised by the Equality Act 2010.

Before you arrive

There’s a few things you’ll need to do before you arrive at UEA, so we can make sure that the correct support is put in place for you. There are five steps to follow:

1. Complete and return an information and disclosure form


Please download our Information and Disclosure form, and complete and return to disability@uea.ac.uk – this allows us to share relevant information with colleagues so that we can advise them on any reasonable adjustments you may need.

2. Complete and return a notification of medical condition form (if applicable)


You only need to do this if you have a condition that means you may experience a seizure, anaphylaxis, hypo- or hypoglycaemia or other adverse event. If this applies to you, please download our Notification of Medical Condition form and complete and return to disability@uea.ac.uk.

3. Send evidence of your disability/condition


Please email up-to-date evidence of your disability or condition to disability@uea.ac.uk so that we can start to plan support for you. Please don’t send originals of your evidence, as we won’t be able to return them – photocopies or electronic copies are all we need.

4. Apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)


If you’re a UK student, you could apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). 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 DSAs 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. 

5. Let us know if you’d like to move into UEA accommodation early


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.

While you’re here

There are a number of ways we can support you during your studies at UEA:

  • One-to-one support with experienced Disability Advisers
  • Reasonable adjustments – making sure your course is accessible and adaptable to your needs
  • Assessment Adjustments – arranging for the use of a computer or extra time during exams, for example
  • Help with applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances
  • 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