The University of Bolton has an excellent reputation for student support. We’re proud to do our utmost to support our disabled students, so that they can make the most of the opportunities available to them at university.

Around one in seven Bolton students has a disability or an additional learning requirement.

The Equality Act 2010

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”. If you have a disability or additional learning requirement, get in touch with the University of Bolton’s Disability Service.

How we can help you

The Disability Service is based in Student Services in Chancellor’s Mall. We provide confidential advice and guidance on all disability issues, including helping you to receive additional support, and helping you access Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Additional support from the university can include:

  • Accessible accommodation and car parking
  • Support in liaising with academic tutors and other staff
  • Support in applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance and Individual Assessments of Study Needs
  • Equipment loans, such as laptops or voice recorders
  • Individual exam arrangements
  • Library book loan extensions, and help with retrieving and collecting books
  • Coloured overlays for reading materials

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