firstpoint is dedicated to helping students access information and support during their studies.

We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 5.30pm.

You can find us in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre on St John’s Campus.

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

Disability Support

Disability and Dyslexia Service

The Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS) is one of the specialist teams within Student Services.  They offer a wide range of support and advice to disabled students and also to parents, staff and those external agencies supporting disabled students.

They offer support, advice and guidance to 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. They also work with and offer support and advice to University staff on how to meet the needs of disabled students. 

You can find out more about the service on the Disability and Dyslexia Service webpages

If you wish to contact the team directly, you can email disability@worc.ac.uk or phone 01905 855531.


Getting Assessed for a SpLD

If you are interested in getting assessed for a Specific Learning Difference, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD, please come and speak to us at firstpoint.  There is more information about the process and how we can help on our page Getting Assessed


Appointments

You can book confidential 1-2-1 appointments with a DDS adviser through firstpoint.  These will be held in the firstpoint consulting areas, or can be over the telephone if that is more convenient. You can find out more on our DDS Appointments page.


AccessAble access guides

The University of Worcester has worked in partnership with AccessAble to produce access guides for many of our sites, giving you the detailed information you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible to you.  The AccessAble site gives specific accessibility details of each campus, building and routes between them.  When on the webpage, please scroll down the page to be able to search for Access Guides and Routes within University of Worcester.


Rest Room 
St John's Campus also has a Rest Room in Bredon, BB180, which can be used for anyone who needs to rest for up to one hour, for example between lectures, because of a disability or medical condition, or, anyone who needs to self-medicate or carry out a medical procedure in private.  More information about the room, including opening times and equipment provided, can be found on the rest room webpage.