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Support for Students with Disabilities

Our Disability Service can provide a range of support and advice whether you are a prospective, new or current student.

For a discussion about any support needs or questions you have about studying at Metanoia, or for help with Disabled Student Applications you can contact our Disability Support Officer, Cameron Smillie on disability@metanoia.ac.uk.

We offer practical support and advice for a wide range of disabilities including specific learning difficulties; unseen disabilities such as epilepsy, asthma or diabetes; physical or sensory disabilities; Asperger's Syndrome; chronic medical conditions and mental health problems.

We also provide information and help about accessing additional funding such as Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). Application for DSA is open to UK domiciled students only. Students who are eligible for support but do not have access to this funding will have their needs assessed, and we will endeavor to make sure you receive appropriate support from Metanoia Institute.

Medical evidence and or a statement of special educational needs is required for support to be put in place and. It is also necessary if you need to make an application for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA).

The medical evidence should be from a suitably qualified medical professional, such as an educational psychologist, GP or consultant. It should:

 

* be typed on headed paper, signed and dated

* be written within the past six months

* give the date of any diagnosis and details on the diagnosis

* indicate that it has been a longstanding condition and/or it is or is expected to be a long-term condition

* state that it is likely to impact on your studies and give details

 

 

 

There are several support arrangements that we can put in place to support you with your studies, such as extra time in exams, extra tutorials, etc., (the leaflet below gives further details of these). These can only be put in place, however, when you have contacted the Disability Service and provided evidence of your disability. A leaflet giving more details about our disability support services can be found on Moodle.