Disability support

We want everyone to achieve their full potential. Our friendly Disability Support Team is here to support you to overcome any barriers.

We provide a confidential service to help you with any disability or condition that has an impact on how you study or learn. 


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Meet our Disability Team

Listen to our Disability Support Team talk about the different ways they can support you whilst at university.

Including how they can tailor their support plans for each individual to ensure that the support you are receiving is personalised for your needs and circumstances. 

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How we can support you

  • Student support plans
  • Help with DSA applications
  • Screening for specific learning differences (such as dyslexia)
  • Signposting to extra support
  • Specialist study skills
  • Reasonable adjustments 
  • Exam accommodations
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Who do we support?

We support students who think they may have:

  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Neurodiverse conditions
  • Specific learning differences
  • Mental health conditions
  • Long-term health conditions
  • Mobility issues
  • Hearing impairments 
  • Visual impairments 
Students on campus


We have partnered with AccessAble, the UK's leading provider of detailed disabled access information, to create Access Guides to all rooms and shared spaces at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s and City Campus.

The guides assist you with your journey to and around the university buildings, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets. 

You can access our maps on the AccessAble website.

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Get in touch

The Disability Support Team is based at Student Support Services, Edinburgh Building Level 1, City Campus.

You can contact us on 0191 515 2952 or disability.support@sunderland.ac.uk.

Learn more about how we can support you on the Disability Services website.

Follow us on Instagram: @disabilitysupportteam