At the University of Bolton we are committed to equality, diversity and a supportive environment for all. We welcome both home and international students with physical and sensory impairments, mental health issues, medical conditions and specific learning difficulties.
The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as 'someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities'. This includes HIV, cancer and multiple sclerosis. If you are in doubt about whether you will be eligible for any support, please contact us to discuss.
The Disability Service is based in Student Services in Chancellor's Mall. The team consists of a Senior Disability Adviser, 1 full time and 2 part time Disability Advisors and a part time Administrative Assistant. The Disability Advisors are available to offer confidential advice and guidance on all disability issues in relation to accessing your chosen course of study, as well as the relevant funded support such as the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) . This advice is available via one to one appointments, through Drop In sessions, over the phone or via email. Please contact us.
There are currently over 900 students, around 10% of our student population, at the University of Bolton that have disclosed a disability or an additional learning requirement. These students, who have provided evidence of their disability or specific learning difficulty, are accessing support such as:
Accessible accommodation / car parking where needed
Support in liaising with academic tutors and other relevant staff members
Support in applying for the Disabled Students' Allowance & Individual Assessments of Study Needs
Equipment loans ie laptops, voice recorders
Individual exam arrangements
Library book loan extensions & help with retrieving and collecting books
To view University policies and procedures supporting students with disabilities please click here.
We hope that you find the information in the Disability Service web pages useful, and use them as an ongoing, up to date source of information, whether you are applying for a course with us or currently studying here.