If you have a long-term condition that impacts your studies and life, the Disability Office is fully dedicated to supporting you.
Who can we help?
Our Disability Office can help any of our students who have a disability, long-term health condition or specific learning difficulty. This is not an exhaustive list, but the Disability Office is able to support students with:
- Long-term health conditions, such as; chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, cancer, hypermobility and chronic back pain
- Specific learning differences, such as; dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
- Visual impairment
- Deafness, or serious hearing impairments
- Physical disabilities, such as; cerebral palsy, musculoskeletal disorders
- Autism and autistic spectrum conditions.
Disclosing your disability
If you experience any of these conditions, or any other condition that impacts your studies, you can disclose your disability when you apply, either through UCAS or directly, and we can make arrangements in advance of your enrolment, this will not impact your offer decision. You can also notify the Disability Office at any stage during your studies by getting in touch with us.
If you are an enrolled student and suspect that you may have a disability or learning difficulty but do not have a diagnosis, please do also get in touch, we can help you to obtain a diagnosis and get the support that you need.
How we can help
The Disability Office can make a range of reasonable adjustments and appropriate arrangements to help you in your studies. Adjustments include, but are not limited to:
- Assessment arrangements
- Financial support (DSA and DSF)
- Adjustments to accommodation arrangements
- Access arrangements, such as the use of guide dogs.
Please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss what support we can provide for you.
I am deaf and was quite worried about my upcoming exam. So, I booked in for a meeting, where I was told I could get extra time. I really felt like this organisation supported me with my disability. I was very scared when I first came to London, but that all disappeared when I came here. I feel confident to build my life.
For me, the support network in Bloomsbury is second to none – I’ve never known something to be so extensive. The Disability and Wellbeing team have helped me to understand the support I can get because of the health conditions I have.
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is funding that is available from the Student Loans Company. At Bloomsbury Institute, we can provide financial support in addition to DSA through our Disabled Students’ Fund (DSF).
If you have a disability and are relocating to London in order to study with us, please do remember to register with a doctors’ surgery so that your medical support can be provided.
Our Disability Policy details our commitment to enabling students with disabilities to succeed and reaffirms that disabilities will not impact an admission decision.
We never share information about your medical condition or support needs to any other member of staff or external bodies without your written consent. You will be advised should an occasion arise where we have a legal obligation to share information. Your data is collected and stored securely, only Disability Office staff have access to it for the purposes of providing support services to you.