SEND PP Disability Links

Universities and other higher education providers welcome approximately 30,000 disabled students each year and they have specialist staff to support and enhance their experience from application to graduation.

When considering their higher education options, it’s a good idea for disabled students to contact universities and colleges as early as possible to discuss any support they might need as early as possible – even before making an application.

More information about the support available to disabled students when making further and higher education applications can be accessed using the links below.


Disability Contacts at Kent and Medway Universities

Other Useful Links

UCAS Guidance


Disability Rights UK


University Guide


Financial Guidance


STAART – (Support Through *AccessAbility Retention and Transition)

The STAART initiative, formerly the *AccessAbility Project, run by the University of Greenwich, supports prospective and current students who have a disability; long-term health condition; specific learning difficulty; and/or mental health condition.

The support mechanisms aim to prepare students for the reality of university for disabled students.

STAART offer a varied calendar of events that disabled students considering Higher Education can attend throughout the year, including a number of in-person events and online webinars. For more information see the STAART Calendar September 2021 to August 2022.

STAART can also deliver workshops in schools and colleges. For details please see the STAART Workshop List.

Learn more about STAART


STAART Open Day Video

Canterbury Christ Church Disabled Student Community

Canterbury Christ Church University also have a Disabled Student Community which you can contact to find out first-hand what life is like at Uni as a disabled student. The Disabled Students Community is a student-led community that centres around ensuring disabled students feel supported. We understand that prospective students may want support, so if you are considering Canterbury Christ Church University as an option, we would love to answer questions you may have about being a disabled student.

Get in contact with us at:

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