Services for Disabled Students


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.

University of Bolton Services for Disabled Students

About our services

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 further. 

The Disability Service is based in Student Services in Chancellor’s Mall. 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. This advice is available via one to one appointments, through drop-in sessions, over the phone or via email. If you would like more information about the service provided, please contact us.

There are currently over 14% 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:

  • Car parking for blue badge holders where appropriate
  • 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.
  • Coloured overlays.

View our full policies for supporting students with disabilities

Appointments – Please Book In Advance

We have appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays that you can book in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 478
SMS Text: 07799 657 035

Postal Address

Disability Service
Student Services
University of Bolton
Deane Road

Office opening times

Monday to Friday 8:45 – 17:00 (including vacations).

Drop-in sessions are available throughout the week please call into the Student Centre or Life Lounge for the most recent information.

If you wish to book an appointment to see one of the Disability Advisers please call:
+44 (0)1204 903 733 or +44(0)1204 903 478

We look forward to meeting you!


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