Information for new and prospective students.
New students start here
Students who are new to the service need to follow a few steps. This involves making an appointment to see an Advisor and providing evidence of your disability. Support arrangements, like extra time in exams, can only be put in place once this has happened.
Who we support
We support undergraduate and postgraduate students, visiting students, full-time and part-time students, online distance learners and students studying at the Centre for Open Learning. We support students with a range of health conditions, learning difficulties, disabilities and some temporary injuries.
Making an Appointment
How to make an appointment with the Student Disability Service.
The Student Disability Service is keen to ensure that all students are supported appropriately on their chosen course. In order to do so, students are required to provide relevant evidence about their disability.
Transition event for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Asperger's Syndrome
The Student Disability Service will run this three day event on 26th, 27th and 28th July 2017 (Wednesday to Friday) to introduce you to student life, to become familiar with the University and to give you a chance to make friends.
Finding out about dyslexia
If you think you might be dyslexic or have other related difficulties, please come and speak to one of our Advisors who would be happy to discuss your concerns.
Guides to Access
The University's Estates and Buildings Department has produced detailed guides to access for the majority of buildings and facilities.
Students talking about using the Student Disability Service and how the support they receive has enabled them to engage positively with their studies.
Visiting the University
There are many opportunities to visit the University before you come to study here. The University Open Days and Visit Days are great way to see the University, visit accommodation and get a feel for the city of Edinburgh. While you are here, please come and visit the Student Disability Service as well.
The Student Disability Service will only pass on any personal information about you with your consent or in very exceptional circumstances.
Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Asperger Syndrome
The Student Disability Service will run two three day events in the summer to introduce you to student life, help you to become familiar with the University and to give you a chance to make friends.