Disability and Dyslexia Support

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 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.

Getting assessed for a SpLD.
If you are interested in getting assessed for a Specific Learning Difference, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD, there is information about the process and how we can help on our page Getting Assessed.

Speaking with an adviser
You can book confidential 1-2-1 appointments with a DDS adviser via their meet with an adviser webpage. They offer online appointments using Microsoft Teams or in person at firstpoint, Peirson Centre, St Johns Campus. You should allow a maximum of 45 minutes for your appointment. If you wish to contact the team directly, you can email disability@worc.ac.uk or phone 01905 855531.

Adjustments for exams
The Disability and Dyslexia Service supports students in arranging reasonable adjustments for lectures, exams, assessments, during placements and when living in University accommodation. 

Reasonable adjustments can be arranged for anyone that can provide appropriate evidence of a disability, including specific learning differences such as dyslexia, that meet the definition of a disability from the Equality Act, 2010

To be eligible for support you will need provide appropriate evidence of your physical, sensory, medical or mental health condition, or of your specific learning difficulty diagnosis.
Reasonable adjustments cannot be arranged without suitable evidence.

While waiting for assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), or simply to support your learning, you may find the study skills webpages a useful resource.