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Application guidance for students with disabilities

Completing your application form

We recommend that you inform us of any disability, dyslexia or additional support needs on your application form, giving brief details. This enables us to advise you on the facilities and support available and make sure that support arrangements are put into place.

Full details about the University and the courses available are given in the University's prospectus, which is also available in alternative formats on request.

You are very welcome to contact or visit the University before you make your application to discuss your support needs and course requirements.

If you would like further information about the facilities at Kingston or to arrange a visit, please contact us.

How will my application be treated?

Once Kingston University has received your application form, it will be considered as any other application on academic grounds.

Depending on the disability declared and possible impact on study we also invite some applicants to visit the University informally to assess the facilities available. This visit will be separate from any academic interview, although it may take place on the same day.

The purpose of the visit is to assess jointly with you what facilities may be required, such as:

Courses leading to NHS Registration and Qualified Teacher Status

The University is currently required by the relevant professional and statutory bodies to consider the fitness of applicants who wish to study for vocational careers such as teaching or in the National Health Service. This applies to qualifications in teacher training, social work, midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy and radiography.

A decision regarding eligibility will be reached following an occupational health assessment.

What if I apply through Clearing?

If you apply to the University through Clearing, it is important to be aware that there may be only a few weeks left before enrolment. By this stage, the availability of some adapted accommodation may be limited and there will be less time to assess your specific support needs and to arrange support.

It is therefore important to contact us the earliest opportunity to discuss what support may be available.

Contact us

Disability and mental health support

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7314
Fax: +44 (0)20 8417 7561
Email us

Contact us

Disability and mental health support

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7314
Fax: +44 (0)20 8417 7561
Email us

Website accessibility

We aim to make sure that all pages published on the Kingston University website are fully accessible for visitors with a disability.

What our students say

What our students say

"The disability and mental health advisers sat down with me before university started to ensure that all necessary support was put in place, and made my lecturers aware of the adjustments I would need. It gave me confidence that I would be supported and achieve at university."

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