It is important you are well prepared for your appointment with the Disability Advisory Service. This will ensure you get the most out of your meeting. 

Tips for being prepared

Depending on the type of appointment you have, you may need to bring specific documents, such as evidence, to your appointment (see below).  By providing your evidence during or before your appointment (by email), you will help speed up the process of putting support and reasonable adjustments in place.

Please allow yourself ample time to start and complete your appointment, you don't want to rush and feel flustered!  If you are late by 20 minutes or more, we will probably have to reschedule your appointment.  

Independence is encouraged, but in some situations (such as prospective students who wish to discuss possible support), you may feel the need to have someone else there to support you.  Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with you.  
If someone in your department, such as your departmental disability officer (DDO), has referred you for an appointment, ask your DDO what is expected of you to discuss in your appointment. 
Read the support available pages for details on what we may be able to offer you. 

Put a reminder in your calendar that you have an appointment with us.  If you miss your appointment, you will need to request a new one.  

Which appointments do I need to bring evidence to?

Appointments I need to bring evidence to

If your appointment will be about:
  • putting in place reasonable adjustments and support;
  • discussing the results of your diagnostic assessment;
  • accessing funding for disability-related support;
  • accommodation.
You will very likely need to bring evidence to the meeting. 

Appointments I do not need to bring evidence to

If your appointment will be a:
  • screening;
  • diagnostic assessment.
You will not need to bring any evidence to the meeting.  If you want to know more about these types of appointments, please visit the specific learning difficulties and autism pages.