Disability and neurodiversity

Find out how our team can help you with your disability and neurodiversity needs.

Supporting you

Our specialist staff are dedicated to ensuring you succeed in your studies and will encourage you to be an independent learner.

We provide support to all students at the University with a disability as defined by The Equality Act (2010). This includes: 

  • Autistic spectrum conditions
  • Long-term medical conditions
  • Mental health conditions
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory impairments
  • Specific learning differences (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia).
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"When I left college I had learning difficulties but did not want to admit it. University is a big step up from college work... as soon as I went to the team, my marks improved and I gained confidence."

Reg Sookee, BA (Hons) Media Studies

Our services

We provide a wide variety of support and services to you. We can liaise with University departments and external agencies to ensure we can provide the best support arrangements for your needs.

We are able to support in many ways, including:

  • Arranging and putting into place reasonable adjustments for any aspect of your time at Surrey
  • Implementing exam arrangements and adjustments
  • Providing screening for specific learning differences
  • Providing advice on the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
  • Providing one-to-one study skills and mentoring sessions.

Study tuition

Our learning support tutors can help you develop your learning and study skills individually in the following areas:

  • Time management and organisation
  • Note-taking techniques 
  • Lecture guidance
  • Planning presentations
  • Efficient reading skills
  • Exams and assignments
  • Addressing learning anxiety.

Student support communities

We have a diverse community at Surrey and understand that everyone has different needs and requirements.