Information for applicants
If you are applying to study at the University of Edinburgh and you have a disability, learning difference, neurodiverse or health condition that may impact on your studies, please make contact with the Disability and Learning Support Service, to discuss your support needs.
Who are we?
- Video: Who are the Student Disability Service?
- Student Disability Service staff member, Victoria Buchanan, explains what the Service is.
What do we do?
- Video: What do we do?
- Student Disability Service staff member, Jan Gardiner, explains what the Service does.
What we need you to do
- Video: What we need you to do
- Student Disability Service staff member, Victoria Buchanan, explains what students need to do to access support.
* The Disability and Learning Support Service was previously known as the Student Disability Service. The name was changed in August 2022.
If you have had support in the past while studying, we’re always interested to know what has worked for you and what hasn’t, however, we won’t automatically replicate previous support. We need to know what will work best for you in the context of your studies here at the University of Edinburgh. Feel free to give us a call or drop us an email to find out about the range of support that we can offer.
If you are intending to study at the University and you have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition, we are offering an online transition event to prospective students this summer. The event will take place on the morning of 17th and afternoon of 18th August. The programme will include an opportunity to:
- Build confidence
- Familiarise yourself with the University
- Make contact with other new students and make friends
- Gain an insight into University life
- Find out more about University services
- Listen to talks from a variety of staff and students and the Students’ Association
- Gain study skill tips.
If you are interested in attending the transition event please contact us: Disability.Service@ed.ac.uk