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    Disability Support at University

    Registering with Learner Support

    We know that going to university is a major step and we are keen to support you if you have a disability (including dyslexia, DCD-dyspraxia, autism, mental health condition, physical disability, long term medical condition or hearing/visual impairment) and/or you have previously received support arrangements, such as extra time in exams.

    Please complete the online Learner Support Registration Form  by 9 September 2024 and let us know if you:

    • Have any support needs.
    • Have previously received additional exam arrangements and wish for these to be considered at university.  As previous support such as exam arrangements do not transfer over from school/college, please let us know if you have any adjustment considerations.


    • If you would like to request a free screening test to explore whether you have an SpLD, such as dyslexia or ADHD (available post enrolment).

    We ask you to share your information as soon as possible, so we can provide further guidance regarding support and as it does take time for applicable funding to be approved by awarding bodies. You may have already been in contact with Learner Support but completion of this form allows us to gather the most recent information and enables us to collect disclosure information.

    You do not need to complete this form if none of the above applies to you.

    Registration Form  ❯

    Please complete the Learner Support Registration Form and supply any evidence by Monday, 9 September 2024.

    Contact us

    Learner Support Team
    Harper Adams University
    Shropshire TF10 8NB


    Tel. 01952 815282

    You can scan and email any evidence to:


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    What is the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)?

    Students with a disability, including dyslexia, may be eligible for support through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). These allowances are intended to assist UK students with disabilities, such as an SpLD, long term health condition or mental health condition who are studying in Higher Education. This allowance is not income dependent.

    The following videos provide further information about the DSA process. 

    Student Finance England

    Student Finance Wales

    How long does a DSA application take?

    The process can take on average 10-12 weeks so you are encouraged to apply now to make sure your support is in place for the start of term.

    How do I apply?

    Please refer to the following websites for guidance:

    Contact us

    If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about your support needs or the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) then please contact a member of the Learner Support Team on 01952 815282 or by email at:

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