Students with Disabilities
Askham Bryan College welcomes applications from those with disabilities that have the correct entry requirements as with other applicants. All applications are considered on academic grounds.
It is important to understand the value and importance of declaring your disability or learning need. It is advisable and beneficial to declare your disability when applying; however, you can let the College know at any stage of your course.
As a Higher Education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a:
• Long-term health condition
• Mental health condition
• Specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.
The Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA):
• Is a grant, not a loan, and does not have to be paid back
• Does not depend on a student's income or the income of their parents, guardians or carers
• Does not affect entitlement to other benefits
• Is available to both full-time and part-time undergraduates who are UK residents and pay home fees
• Helps disabled people to study in higher education on an equal basis with other students
For further information regarding eligibility and general information please consult the publication Bridging the Gap – A Guide to the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) in Higher Education.
Higher Education students who experience a learning difficulty or a disability which affects their ability to study are eligible to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). Applications for DSA are accessed through Student Finance England. You should apply for this allowance as soon as you have accepted your place at the College. You will need to provide proof about your learning difficulty or disability. The College Learning Support Team will be happy to help and advise you about this. More information about applying for DSA can be found on the DSA website.