An increasing number of disabled students go on to achieve amazing things in higher education.
If your child has a disability or long-term health condition, you may have some additional concerns about helping them to manage the transition from school or college to university. Universities and colleges recognise this and will provide additional support to disabled students throughout the process of applying to Higher Education and beyond.
The number of disabled students entering higher education has increased significantly over the past few decades. Universities and other higher education providers now welcome approximately 30,000 disabled students each year and they have specialist staff to support and enhance their experience from application to graduation.
Students with long-term health conditions, mental health conditions, physical or sensory impairments, and specific learning differences, such as dyslexia and autism are all entitled to support.