University Secretary's Group

Student Disability Service

The University of Edinburgh is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for disabled staff and students and aims to create an environment which enables them to participate fully in the main stream of university life.

The University’s Student Disability Service (SDS) supports students with a range of disabilities, neurodiverse conditions, physical and mental health issues. The team offers support based on students’ individual needs and how their disability, learning difference or health condition affects their studies. 

SDS can also provide advice, guidance and training to University staff on the support of students.

What support is available to students?

The Student Disability Service's support provision can include:

  • Teaching and learning adjustments, including extra time on short loan or reserve books or no penalties for poor spelling, grammar or structure in exams
  • 1:1 specialist support such as proofreading, mental health mentoring and notetaking
  • Provision of assistive technology and training in its use

You can learn more about the Service and how students access the support they need on the SDS website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-disability-service

Director - Paddy Corscadden

More information coming soon.