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Disability and health

Your choice of accommodation may be influenced by ill health or disability. As long as you tell the accommodation provider they will do everything we can to offer you a suitable room. The sorts of things that you might tell us about include: 

  • a mental health problem, such as anxiety;  
  • a skin condition such as eczema, which might mean you need an en-suite to apply steroid creams and avoid infection;  
  • a condition that means you tire easily and so you need to be close enough to come home and rest during the day;  
  • any mobility difficulties.  

So that a suitable offer of accommodation it is important that you:

  • apply as soon as the accommodation applications open or soon after,  
  • include information about your ill health or disability on your application form,  

Other things to consider

Our residences can be noisy, lively places. If you need an especially quiet room because of a disability or health condition please be sure to let the provider know when you fill in your application.

Similarly if you need to move in early because you might have difficulties familiarising yourself with your new accommodation let them know when you apply. If you have friends or relatives with disabilities who might visit you regularly, please include this as they may be able to allocate you  a suitable room.

Please note that residences may not always be able to offer you a room and may need to request further medical evidence in support of your application. 

For further information and enquiries please contact askUS-Disability and Learner Support

This is a confidential service providing information, advice and guidance to prospective and current disabled students.