Disabled students


Disabled students are entitled to additional support at the University. The Disability Advice and Support Service (DASS) aids disabled students throughout their time at the University of Manchester. The University also has a Disabled Students Society which runs educational and social events. 



Disabled students make up over 15% of University of Manchester students, and we’re proud to offer an accessible and inclusive service. DASS provides equality of services to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

The Disability Advisory and Support Service (sometimes called the DASS) supports a variety of different people, whether students, staff or supporters. We want to help you succeed - in your studies, work, and the rest of your University experience.

Use the DASS website to find out more about our services, who is eligible for support, and how to access support.

This is a society for disabled students at the University of Manchester, including physical & mental disabilities/illnesses, and neurodiverse individuals etc. The society recognises the hardship of getting diagnosed, and so welcome people who have self-diagnosed. You can find out more information about the society on their Facebook page

UK home students who have a disability such as, a long term health condition, a mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty, can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowances grant (DSAs) to help you pay for the extra costs that you may have as a direct result of your disability. More information can be found on this page.
  • Access to Recreation Grant - Students can claim up to £250 (in advance or after spending) towards University and Union registered recreational activity.

Further support