Support for Disability, Dyslexia and Mental Health

Disabled students make up over 30% of Writtle University College students. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service supports a diverse group of students. Our aim is to help you be your best in your studies and experience a full University student life.

Who do we support?

We support students who have a disability, specific learning difficulty, and/or long-term health condition. The term “disability” is wide and includes visible and invisible disabilities. According to the Equality Act (2010), disability can include the following:

  • Neurodiverse students and Specific Learning Differences (e.g., dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD)
  • Social communication and neurodiversity difficulties (e.g., Autistic Spectrum conditions, Asperger’s)
  • Mental health difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression)
  • D/deaf or hearing impairment
  • Blind or visual impairment
  • Physical or mobility difficulties including wheelchair users
  • Unseen, long-term medical conditions such as cancer, HIV/Aids, epilepsy, diabetes
  • Multiple disabilities

If you aren’t sure if you are covered by this definition but are experiencing difficulties, please contact us for advice.

Please select the options below for further information if you are a Higher Education Student (e.g. Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Foundation) or Further Education student.