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With cuts to government support, students with disabilities need help more than ever

Around 9% of Royal Holloway students have a disability.

Over 800 students at Royal Holloway have a disability, primarily dyslexia, dyspraxia or mental health issues.

Our Disability and Dyslexia Support Services ensure all students are supported during their time at university.

In September 2016 the government cut the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and now Royal Holloway will take ‘primary responsibility’ for many areas of support.

With our existing investment of over £150,000 a year supporting students with disabilities, we are looking for match funding from private donors to raise an additional £150,000. This will fund laptops, support with note-taking, recording lectures, study skills support and mentoring.

Abigail, BSc Psychology

“The Disability and Dyslexia services at Royal Holloway have really helped me settle into university. They have helped me become an individual I never thought I could be. From help with my DSA application, arranging reasonable adjustments for my exams to organising social groups for individuals, like myself, with any form of disability, they are always there.”

 

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