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University of West London - Disability Support

The University of West London is committed to ensuring that disabled people are provided with equal access to their chosen course of study and facilities at the University.

The University recognises the social model of disability, whereby the individual is understood to be disadvantaged not by their disability, but by social barriers such as the physical environment, methods of communication and prejudicial attitudes. The University is committed to working towards removing these barriers, and developing a fully inclusive learning and teaching environment for all students.

UWL aims to anticipate the requirements of disabled students by integrating universal design into the curriculum and planning processes. We will seek to make reasonable adjustments where possible in order to enable disabled students to reach their full potential at university.

Who do we support?

The Wellbeing Team provides confidential, specialist advice and guidance to all students, staff and applicants on a range of disability and mental health topics.

We support students with a wide range of disabilities, including but not limited to:

  • specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD)
  • mental health difficulties (such as depression, bi-polar disorder)
  • long-term medical conditions (such as HIV, cancer, multiple sclerosis)
  • unseen disabilities (such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy)
  • sensory impairments (such as visual impairment, hearing impairment)
  • mobility or physical impairments (such as paralysis, arthritis). 

What support is available?

Once a student is registered with the Wellbeing Team, a range of support and reasonable adjustments are available to students based on their individual requirements. Some examples of what may be available, could include:

  • information on disability support and reasonable adjustments at the University
  • information on additional funding which disabled students may be eligible to apply for, such as Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
  • advice and information on arranging a diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties
  • tailored Individual Support Plans (ISPs)
  • reasonable adjustments for examinations
  • assistance in arranging non-medical helpers (such as note-takers and mentors)
  • a library service to provide books in alternative formats to disabled students who cannot access printed materials
  • extended Library book loans
  • access to a range of assistive technology and specialist software in the Library and across all campuses

Who to contact

0800 036 8888
University of West London

Where to go

One stop shop
Wellbeing Team, University of West London
St Mary’s Road
W5 5RF


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations