If you have a disability, we would encourage you to declare this on your UCAS application. A disability could include, but is not limited to, a medical condition (such as Sickle Cell Anaemia, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), mental health condition, visual or hearing impairment, autistic spectrum condition or a condition affecting your mobility.
If you choose to disclose your disability on your UCAS application, then our Transitions and Retention Officers will contact you to ask for more information about your condition once you have made DMU your firm choice university.
If you have not disclosed your disability on your UCAS application, then you can contact the Transitions and Retention Officers separately to discuss the support that you could potentially access at university. To do this, you can email SSM@DMU.ac.uk or phone 0116 257 7595 (option 1).
We appreciate that you might not have received any support at school or college. However, as university is a different environment it is important to discuss what support you might require during your time at DMU.
The Transitions and Retention Officers will ask about your disability-related needs and any reasonable adjustments that you may need at university. If appropriate, they may invite you for a Student Support Meeting to discuss this in more detail.
When you are contacted by the Transitions and Retention Officer, we would encourage you to respond as soon as possible as some types of support can take a number of weeks or months to arrange.