Disability advice and support

De Montfort University has one of the largest populations of disabled students in the country, and we are committed to providing leading support to enable our students to achieve their full potential.

We aim to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to fully participate in their chosen course and university experience. We encourage students and applicants to inform us about a disability or medical condition as early as possible, so that relevant support can be arranged for their studies. This can include liaising with academics, the exams office and other key teams to ensure that all support is in place.

The DAS team also work closely with the Mental Health Inclusion team.

Our services

We offer support to all students with a disability, which could include:

  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Physical disability
  • Specific learning difference, ie dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia
  • Asperger's Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Medical Conditions, such as Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Epilepsy, Cancer, HIV, Arthritis, Asthma and a number of other conditions.

We know that each person's disability can affect them in different ways, so the support we offer is flexible and tailored to each individual, so just come along and discuss what you need.

In order to access the full range of support, you will need to provide medical evidence; this could be a letter from your GP, Consultant, Health Care Professional or report from an Educational Psychologist.

What support is available?

All discussions about supporting you while you are at our University are confidential and are aimed at encouraging your independence in accessing and participating in your course and student life. Support could include:

  • Student Support Meeting at application stage to discuss relevant support requirements
  • Advice on applying for the Disabled Students' Allowances;
  • Referral for an Educational Psychologist assessment;
  • Referral for an Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessment;
  • Recommendations for reasonable adjustments and support strategies;
  • Signposting/referral to other services, both internal and external.

Information for Needs Assessors

De Montfort University is a registered supplier of DSA Non-Medical Help support; please view our current rates here.


Once you are a student at DMU, you can book an appointment to see a member of the Disability team through MyGateway. If you are an applicant and want to discuss your future support needs in more detail, please email us at disability@dmu.ac.uk

Contact us

Disability Advice and Support
Student Gateway, Gateway House
T: +44 (0) 116 2577595
E: disability@dmu.ac.uk

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