A Disability is Defined by the Equality Act 2010
You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
This can include physical, sensory, mental health difficulties and chronic conditions, for example diabetes, in addition to autistic spectrum disorder and specific learning difficulties like ADHD and dyslexia.
Declaring your disability
There are 2 forms that it would be helpful for you to complete and send to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Information and Disclosure Form (all applicants);
Notification of Medical Condition (if relevant to you);
If you’ve already done this - great! If you haven’t please do so as soon as possible.
Student Support Induction
Do you need adjustments for exams and/or your course? Do you want to find out what support is available for your wellbeing? Do you have a diagnosed or suspected disability or mental health condition?
We hold a few sessions at the start of year to help you get settled and answer your questions. Information will be available closer to the start of your studies.
The Wellbeing Service
The Wellbeing Service offers a professional, proactive and approachable service; providing a range of interventions for students encountering emotional, mental health and physical or learning difficulties while at UEA; enabling them to realise their potential and participate fully in their university lives and beyond.
The Wellbeing Service is located in the Student Support Centre alongside other services that can help with a broad range of situations including finance, problems in residencies and academic challenges.
For information about accessing the service while you are a student, please visit the University's Wellbeing webpages.
If you have any queries or you would like to arrange a meeting before you start, please email email@example.com.
Sometimes it’s possible to arrange for you to get access to your accommodation a day or two before everyone else arrives in September. If this is of interest to you, please contact Anne Murray in Accommodation firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior your accommodation start date.
If you have a disability that is likely to mean that you will need additional equipment, software or support services to help you with your studies or getting around the University, you may be able to apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). If you are unsure whether or not to apply, please email email@example.com and we will advise. If you have applied and have your Study Needs Assessment report, please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you haven’t applied before you arrive, make sure you bring your evidence with you so that we can advise you on what action to take.
If you are not eligible for the Allowance (DSA), because of the course you take or because you are an EU or overseas student, please contact email@example.com to get in touch with a Wellbeing Adviser about support and technology needs.
For more information visit the University's DSA webpages.