How to know if you’re eligible for DSA and how to provide evidence

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Are you a disabled/neurodivergent student at university in the UK? If so, you may be eligible for DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance), a non-repayable grant issued by the government to students whose disability/condition directly impacts their ability to study and learn at university. You can claim up to £25,000 worth of support through the DSA programme, […]

Why you should tell a friend to apply for DSA

female and male student sat a table with laptops open

Disabled Students’ Allowance is a non-repayable grant issued by the government to disabled and neurodivergent students whose learning is impacted by their condition or disability. You may have heard of the DSA programme before through your student finance application or from fellow students who have been offered support. And if this is your first time […]

Jamworks vs Peer Note Takers

student taking notes with notebook and laptop

Studying at college and university can be a challenging experience, and even more so for disabled and neurodivergent students. With over 10,000 students reporting having a disability at university, it is evident that provisions need to be available to support the learning of disabled students in order to provide more equal opportunities for all. A […]

Celebrities with Autism – educating, raising awareness & supporting neurodiversity

ella willis autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability which can affect a person’s social and communicative abilities and behaviours. Autism is classed as a disability in the UK and alters the way a person’s brain processes, understands and perceives the world around them. Autism can be diagnosed at any age, however being diagnosed in adulthood […]

Celebrities with Dyslexia – educating, raising awareness & supporting neurodiversity

Jo Rees Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a condition which affects a person’s understanding of sound structure in language, verbal memory and processing speed. Dyslexia is classed as a disability in the UK as it causes a person to experience substantial effects and impairments that negatively impact their ability to function in day-to-day life. It is estimated that 1 in […]

Celebrities with ADHD – educating, raising awareness & supporting neurodiversity

Ellie Middleton ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition which causes changes in behaviour amongst both adults and children. There has been a significant rise in the number of reported ADHD diagnoses in the UK in recent years and this is not due to a higher percentage of the population being born with the condition, but […]

The Best Universities for Disabled Students UK

Choosing which universities to apply for can be a challenging decision and if you’re a disabled or neurodivergent student there are more factors to consider beyond the type of degree you will choose. It can be hard to know whether a university will be able to support your individual needs and how to access disability […]

How much DSA can I get for ADHD?

Disabled Students’ Allowance is a non-repayable grant issued by the government to disabled and neurodivergent students whose learning and studies are directly impacted by their condition or disability. ADHD is classed as a disability in the UK so is therefore a condition which is eligible for DSA funding. If you are a student with ADHD, […]

An Introvert’s Guide to University

How much is the DSA allowance: a female student holding her study materials

The purpose of going to university is predominantly to get a degree, or a qualification and learning experience to further your education. In addition to this, the concept of going to university is often showcased as an opportunity for young adults to meet new people, make friends, socialise and discover themselves. It’s an experience which […]