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Student Welfare Team - Disability Advisers

What do we offer?


We provide advice and guidance to students who:

• 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 cancer;

• have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty.

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 includes:

• Identifying and putting in place any study-related adjustments you may need such as alternative examination arrangements;

• 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).

What concerns do people bring?


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.

Accessing the service


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

To book an appointment, visit the AskHU desk on the Third Floor of Student Central or Tel (01482) 462020.

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.

Seeking medical help


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.

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