Disability advice and support

DMU is committed to providing leading support to enable our prospective and current students to achieve their full potential.

Support and guidance is available to students with a wide range of impairments. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Visual or hearing impairment
  • Autism, including Asperger's
  • Physical impairments or mobility difficulties
  • Long-term or progressive medical conditions e.g. diabetes, sickle cell anaemia, epilepsy, cancer, HIV, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Specific learning difference e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia

What do we offer?

  • Assistance with applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowances funding
  • Referral for an assessment with an Educational Psychologist
  • Referral for Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessment
  • Identification of individual reasonable adjustments
  • Arrangements for study needs assessments
  • Liaison with academic and other university departments
  • Exam support – please see the exams webpages for information on deadlines and how to access support.


Students can book an appointment to see a member of the team through our online booking service, MyGateway to discuss any support requirements.

There is a separate process for prospective students who wish to discuss the support available to them at university.

Delta numbers

A member of the team will discuss with you all of the details of this process by meeting up with you when you have disclosed a disability.

Common reasons to have a delta number include:

  • Medical conditions which might cause the following- epileptic seizures, Sickle Cell attack, cardiovascular attack, anaphylactic shock, fainting episodes/ collapse, falls or nausea/ vomiting.
  • Mental health conditions which might cause the following- anxiety/ panic attacks, repetitive rituals, or seizures.
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder which might cause the following- stimming and anxiety. 

You will be issued with a unique delta number if you might/will require (emergency) assistance on campus or in your accommodation due to a diagnosed disability. The delta number refers to a form which contains important information about you such as the nature of your condition and typical symptoms, prescribed medication, common triggers, a confirmed (emergency) response and emergency contact details for you.

Your information is processed by the Disability Team or Wellbeing Team and shared with the Security Team, Accommodation Team and Faculty Engagement Officers. Your unique delta number is added to their exam arrangements (if appropriate) so that a first aider can be present or located as necessary during an exam. 

For any further information contact medcon@dmu.ac.uk or wellbeing@dmu.ac.uk

De Montfort University - NMH Rates

Period covered 17/01/2022 through to 20/01/2023
These rates apply to De Montfort University - Disability Services Non-Medical Helper (NMH) Support, which is registered with DSA-QAG.
The university's NMH rates are available in this document. The greyed out cells indicate that the institution does not offer these services.

Contact details

The Student Gateway, Gateway House
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595  
E: disability@dmu.ac.uk

Faculty Engagement Officers (FEOs)

Arts, Design and Humanities

Donna Neal & Hayley Coles


Business and Law

Sarah Stirk & Jo White


Computing, Engineering and Media

Christine Wise


Health and Life Sciences

Debbie Nixon