Disability Support

This page contains information about support for students with disabilities.

University College Birmingham offers a variety of support for College and University students. Please click on the relevant level of study for more information. 

UCB can offer a variety of support depending on what you need. Please contact the Academic Skills Centre to find out what support you are eligible for.


Academic Skills Centre

UCB has an Academic Skills Centre which can support with a range of study-based help delivered by a team of lecturers. This can be specialised and customed to the support that you need. 


Disabled Students' Allowance

The Government can provide financial support for students to cover extra costs that you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or other diasbility.  This funding is in addition to other forms of student finance. This funding depends on your needs, not your household income. 


Disability Rights UK 

Disability Rights UK provide advice and support for disabled people who are studying in England and are over 16. You can call their helpine from 11-1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays or e-mail them.

Telephone: 0330 995 0414

E-Mail: students@disabilityrightsuk.org


Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust work to make positive difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people and include a variety of support around employment, technology, engagement and volunteering. You can contact them via phone or e-mail.

Telephone: 0208 9950 880

E-Mail: info@pocklington-trust.org.uk


Snowdon Trust

The Snowdon Trust aim to support people with living with disabilities to achieve their goals in further, hider or vocational education and training. This includes access to grants and scholarships not covered in the government Disabled Students' Allowance. You can contact them on their online form here



The Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) is a disabled people-led organisation aiming to build alliances and communities who share their vision. Working to influence change and develop networks of learners, parents and carers with a wide range of educational needs.  You can contact them here for more information. 


Student Minds

Student Minds is a student mental health charity empowering students at Universities to look after their mental health and support eachother within their community. Find out more information here on how to get involved.