Thinking of coming to Surrey?
The disability advisors will answer any specific enquiries or concerns from prospective students at any time of the year. Enquiries should initially be directed by completing the self referral form, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the ALS Office at 01483 689609
If you will need support from the start of your course
- Apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) as soon as you have a firm offer of a place.
- If you need personal care, contact your Social Services Department. A Community Service Volunteer (CSV) can be arranged to give additional personal support with the agreement of the disability advisors and your funding sponsors.
- We advise you visit the University well ahead of the date of your proposed entry if you have mobility difficulties, sensory impairments or long-standing illnesses, which require special accommodation and other substantial support. Some forms of adapted accommodation are limited
- Having informed the University of your disability, ALS may contact you for further information about your needs.
International and EU students with Dyslexia, Disability or Medical Condition
- If you require extra support you can contact ALS during your application process. ALS can only make adjustments at University for students who can provide relevant current medical or educational assessments.
- Dyslexic students should have their Educational Psychologists (or equivalent) report translated to English. ALS will need to see your report before we can put support in place. The report must date from when you were 16 years of age or over.
- Disabled students are advised to bring to the University translated medical evidence of their impairment, e.g. audiogram, doctor's letter.
- The University will not fund personal care support and you are strongly advised to contact ALS for details of local costs prior to accepting an offer.
- If you will need adaptations, equipment or other resources to access accommodation and teaching rooms you are advised to contact ALS at the earliest opportunity so we can investigate practicality and costs.
For more detailed information see the University Admissions Policy
We assure you that any information you give to us is treated as confidential, and will only be disclosed to University Staff who need to know. Information will, of necessity, go beyond Additional Learning Support to Faculties, the Examinations Office, and if appropriate the Accommodation Office. If you do not wish Additional Learning Support to share this information confidentially, please let us know. However, this will limit the range of support we are able to offer