We provide advice and guidance to students
• are blind or partially sighted;
• are deaf or have a hearing impairment;
• have a long standing illness or health
condition such as epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis or
• have a physical impairment or mobility
Our aim is to support you through your time at
University and help you to achieve academic success.
We are also happy to speak with prospective
students about support at the University of Hull. If you are
a prospective student please see our section for applicants
The type of support we can provide
• Identifying and putting in place any
study-related adjustments you may need such as alternative
• Liaising with your academic department
regarding your support requirements (link to Disability Liaison
Officer at later stage);
• Loaning of equipment e.g. digital recorder
to record lectures;
• Assisting with applications for the Disabled
Students’ Allowances (DSA).
People come for a variety of reasons relating
to their academic studies. Some students are unsure whether they
would be entitled to receive any support, as they don’t know if
they would be regarded as ‘disabled’. If you are in doubt, we would
strongly encourage you to get in touch.
If you have an impairment or condition which
affects your ability to undertake study-related tasks such as
note-taking, reading or undertaking timed examinations, it is
likely that you would be eligible for disability support.
Please note, if you have a specific learning
difference, mental health condition, or Autistic Spectrum
condition, support is available through our Learning Support and Student Health and Wellbeing teams.
We offer 1-1 appointments throughout the week
and these can be booked as telephone or Skype appointments if this
would be more suitable for you. We are also happy to answer queries
via email link to email@example.com
To book an appointment, visit the AskHU desk
on the Third Floor of Student Central or Tel (01482)
As a busy service we would appreciate it if
you can let us know if you are unable to make your appointment as
it could be offered to another student. We recognise that sometimes
appointments are missed for a variety of reasons and we are happy
for you to reschedule.
Any information you disclose will be handled sensitively and in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Click here for
further details about our confidentiality policy.
We would always recommend that you register with a local GP who
will be able to advise you of medical treatments and other health
services that are available.