English and Scottish Literature

Students with disabilities

We welcome disabled students and are working to make all our courses accessible.

If you wish to talk to a member of academic staff about the course requirements and your particular needs, please contact the Coordinator of Adjustment and Teachability for the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures via the School office.

The Disability Office

You can also contact the Disability Office and an advisor will be happy to meet with you.

Student Disability Service

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Third Floor
Main Library Building

Post Code

The advisor can discuss possible adjustments and specific examination arrangements with you, assist you with an application for Disabled Students' Allowance, give you information about available technology and personal assistance such as note takers, proofreaders or dyslexia tutors, and prepare a Learning Profile for your School which outlines recommended adjustments.

You will be expected to provide the Disability Office with evidence of disability - either a letter from your GP or specialist, or evidence of specific learning difficulty. For dyslexia or dyspraxia this evidence must be a recent chartered educational psychologist's assessment. If you do not have this, the Disability Office can put you in touch with an independent educational psychologist.

Students who have been diagnosed with disabilities should inform the Department and record it on the Class Record Sheet circulated during the introductory lecture.

You should also inform your Director of Studies so that any other appropriate arrangements can be made.