Disability and Dyslexia Support

Welcome to the Disability and Dyslexia Support pages. 

The University of Worcester offers a wide range of support and advice to disabled students and researchers and also to parents, staff and those external agencies supporting disabled students.

The Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS) is usually the first port of call for enquiries relating to disability support at the University of Worcester. 

What support do we offer?

We offer support, advice and guidance to students and research students who have a disability, medical condition or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD). This support lasts throughout a student’s studies at the University of Worcester. We also work with and offer support and advice to University staff on how to meet the needs of disabled students. 
  • Supporting disabled students with general enquiries
  • Implementing special arrangements for lectures, exams and field trips. This might include notes in advance or special arrangements in exams.
  • Where appropriate, we can arrange note takers, academic support tutors, library assistance, interpreters and transcribers.
  • Help with applying for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) which is there to fund these types of support in higher education.
  • Limited loans of equipment
  • Confidential advice and support for students and staff
  • Training and awareness raising workshops
  • Assistive technology 

To contact the team directly email disability@worc.ac.uk or ring 01905 855531.

Contact us

We meet with students in a confidential space in firstpoint.  To book a Disability Advisor appointment please contact or visit firstpoint, which is open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm, and is situated in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre on St Johns Campus.  

Telephone: 01905 542551    Email: firstpoint@worc.ac.uk

A detailed access guide to the Peirson Centre can be found on AccessAble.co.uk

To contact the team directly email disability@worc.ac.uk or ring 01905 855531