Disabled students, welcome to your digital hub!
This page is for any student who has a disability or self-identifies as a disabled person or a person with a disability. This includes those with hidden disabilities like Crohn’s, neurodivergent conditions such as autism, and mental health conditions.
We aim to encourage all our disabled students to use our resources to come together and bring positive change to disabled students' University experiences and life beyond University.
Discover useful resources, support and how to get involved below.
1. The A Word
3. Silent Witness
4. Sex Education
5. One Day at a Time
6. The Society
7. No Offence
8. The Politician
9. The Last Leg
11. Deaf U
12. Love on the Spectrum
13. Breaking Bad
14. Line of Duty
1. Alex Brooker: Disability + Me
2. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
4. The Peanut Butter Falcon
5. Still Alice
6. Take His Legs
7. The Fundamentals of Caring
8. The Theory of Everything
9. A Beautiful Mind
11. A Quiet Place – Part 1 + 2
12. My Left Foot
1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
4. The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones
5. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
6. I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell
- Mind’s Guide to Learning Disability support - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/learning-disability-support/
- Autism Radio UK Autism Radio UK - was established to remove barriers of social communication for people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. It broadcasts music, interviews, talks, competitions and topics about Autism related issues. You can listen to the station live from their website. www.autismradiouk.co.uk
- Disability Direct - Disability Direct is a directory of disability groups (charities and voluntary organisations), companies and service providers from all around the UK providing support and resources to disabled people. It also includes disability news, articles and events. www.disabilitydirect.org
- UCAS’ Disabled Students page - This is designed to take students through the entire university process, so begins with information about applications, but further down the page they have all the information you will need about applying for DSA (Disabled Students Allowance), support with transitions and Fitness to Practice info to keep you informed of your rights https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/individual-needs/disabled-students
- Disability Rights - UK publishes a comprehensive guide to applying to higher education, and getting support – Read Into Higher Education
- Diversity and Ability - is an organisation that works to improve inclusivity. Check out their guide to free resources to support disabled and neurodiverse students. We also recommend you read their DSA: Find your way page.
- The National Association of Disability Practitioners - (NADP) works with professionals who support disabled students in post-16 education. Read their blog article, Working for a successful student journey for disabled students, which explains who to contact at your university or college, and how a disability adviser can support you through your journey to uni.
- For a student’s own experience with mental health related conditions at university, read Zoe’s story.
- Ability Net - helps disabled people access and use technology, and offers free advice and resources — how they can help you and what support you may be eligible for.
- Student Minds and UMHAN - have created three joint blogs: Disclosing a mental health difficulty on your UCAS application, The benefits of disclosing a mental health difficulty, and Disclosing a mental health difficulty: your rights
- Guild Advice Free, independent, non-judgemental advice on a range of topics including academic issues, wellbeing, accommodation, and university life.
- University of Liverpool Disability Student Support Part of the University’s Student Services offering help and advice to disabled students, including campus accessibility, exam arrangements, funding and how to access disability support for your studies:
- University of Liverpool Support for Disabled International Students This section of the University’s Student Services details information about help and support the university can provide to international, disabled students:
- University of Liverpool Library Disability Support Assistance Comprehensive list of all accessibility support offered by the libraries, including AccessAble guide maps as well as how to borrow books, request specific material and book study spaces:
- University of Liverpool Money Advice and Guidance Part of the University’s Student Services offering money managing advice, on things like loans, financial support for carers, emergency short term loans and support schemes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic such as quarantine cost support.