Disability Statement

University College Birmingham welcomes every student who is capable of succeeding on a chosen course

We recognise the importance of providing all of our students, both Higher Education and Further Education, with high-quality tuition and support. You should expect to study in an environment that positively encourages equality of opportunity and refuses to tolerate discrimination in any form. University College Birmingham is committed to removing barriers to accessing learning and to providing an inclusive and equitable environment that fosters an experience of the highest quality for all students. 

What is a disability?

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. If you have an impairment or condition that can make it difficult for you to undertake study-related tasks like sitting exams, reading, planning and writing assignments, attending classes, taking notes or delivering presentations, then you are likely to be eligible for disability support.

We support students who:

  • Have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD
  • Have a mental health condition such as depression or an anxiety disorder
  • Have an autism spectrum condition
  • Are blind or partially sighted
  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Have a long standing illness or health condition such as asthma, epilepsy or chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty 

This is not an exhaustive list; if you have an impairment or condition that is not covered here but which has an impact on your studies please contact us to discuss what support we can offer you.

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