A disability is any long-term physical or mental health condition, sensory impairment or Specific Learning Difference (e.g. Dyslexia) which has an impact on day-to-day life or study.
With evidence of a disability, we can recommend Reasonable Adjustments to a student’s learning and teaching. Even if you don't think of yourself as having a disability, it is worth considering whether you might be entitled to support, especially if you’ve had support in the past, such as exam arrangements at school.
A legal definition of a disability can be found here
Reasonable adjustments during our application process:
If you require Reasonable Adjustments during the application process, please contact Cindy Cheung, Admissions and Registry Manager via email or telephone: 020 7121 1111.
Reasonable Adjustments for your studies:
We encourage applicants who have been made an offer to contact us with medical or diagnostic evidence of their disability prior to starting at LCDS by emailing this to Student Wellbeing email account.
Disabled Students’ Allowances:
If you have a disability and qualify for student finance support you may also be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).
The support you can receive through DSAs can include:
A range of software options (sometimes called ‘Assistive Technology’) are usually awarded for students with Specific Learning Differences to help with time management and visual planning
Applying for DSAs:
You should apply to one of the following agencies for your DSAs:
Please contact these agencies directly if you are unsure of your eligibility. Overseas students are not eligible for DSAs.