Disability Service information for new entrants for the 20/21 academic year

Disability Service information for new entrants for the 20/21 academic year

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, the Disability Service will use this webpage as a means of updating students who will be beginning their studies at the University in September 2020 and who wish to make contact with the Disability Service. This page will be reviewed on a regular basis and will provide details of the current position of the service.

Current position

Please make contact with the Disability Service, to discuss your support needs. You will be required to provide evidence of your disability or specific learning difference.

Email  - disability@glasgow.ac.uk

Many students' needs can be met through adjustments to teaching and exam arrangements and use of on-campus assistive technology. In some cases the Disability Service can help you to apply for non-means tested funding intended to cover the extra costs or expenses that you may incur while studying and which are a direct result of your disability.


If you are a  student from England, Northern Ireland or Wales  it’s  important that you apply for  your Disabled students’ Allowance in the summer prior to the start of your course because a DSA claim can take  funding bodies up to 14 weeks to process from start to finish.

Student Finance England have confirmed that they will accept DSA Needs Assessments carried out remotely to help alleviate logistical difficulties with face to face meetings at present. Details of Student Finance England and how to contact your local assessment centre can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

When you have received your letter from the funding body advising you that you are now approved for funding, you will need to arrange a needs assessment appointment.   https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-assessment-centre

Once you are a registered student  at Glasgow University you can ask the access centre to forward a copy of your needs assessment report to  us or you can send it to us yourself: disability@glasgow.ac.uk

As soon as you arrive in Glasgow please call us on 0141 330 5497/5121 to arrange an appointment with a disability adviser to discuss any additional support requirements, such as exam arrangements.