Services Support

An introduction to DASS

Hello and welcome to your Disability Service, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

We offer lots of support and advice throughout your time at the University of Manchester and we want to help you succeed – in your studies, work, and the rest of your University experience

Over 18% of students at the University of Manchester have declared a disability, and we’re proud to offer an accessible and inclusive service.

We see students with a range of difficulties including, but by no means limited to:

  • autism spectrum conditions (ASC)
  • dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties;
  • mental health difficulties;
  • mobility impairments;
  • sensory impairments;
  • unseen disabilities like epilepsy, HIV, AIDS and chronic fatigue.

We want to help you access the support we offer as quickly and easily as possible.  We’re running 30 minutes online workshops to find out how to do this – just contact dass@manchester.ac.uk to find out more.

You can book a Quick Query appointment with a Disability Adviser if you want to talk to us on a 1:1 basis – at the moment we’re running these appointment by video and phone call – just call and leave a voicemail on 0161 275 7512 or email us at dass@manchester.ac.uk if phone isn’t an option.

If you think you might have dyslexia, why not join our ‘Do I have Dyslexia’ workshop and find out more? We’ll tell you what support you can get and how to get it.

Every student using the DASS service has a dedicated caseworker – and you can find out who your caseworker is on our contact us pages.

One last thing – keep an eye on your emails!  We’ll send you updates on what’s needed to progress your support, interesting opportunities etc.  Our Twitter account is well worth following too.

Just one thing – at the moment, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re working from home. All our appointments are still available, we’re answering emails and will happily give you a call back if you leave a message on 0161 275 7512.

For more information, check out the DASS website!

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