Who we are

The Disability and Dyslexia team is a small and diverse team of advisors who are passionate about enabling students to overcome barriers to their learning. We understand no two individuals are the same and incorporate this into the way we support our students by providing individual solutions and impartial advice. We support students throughout their journey at UEL and will remain a point of contact for the duration of your course.

Contact us 


You can book a registration appointment to discuss your support by:

  •  calling The Hub on 0208 223 4444 or
  •  emailing the Team on ddac@uel.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Who do we support? 


We support those students whose conditions have a substantial, long term impact on their learning. This includes students with:

  • Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety
  • Specific Learning Differences (SpLD's) such as dyslexia and dyspraxia
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions 
  • Sensory conditions such as vision and hearing impairments
  • Long-term illnesses
  • Physical disabilities


Please see our pages below for further information on our services and how to access support. 

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Sharing your disability

Disclosing a disability is the formal term given to informing the University that you have a disability, long-term medical condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, that has a substantial effect on your day-to-day life and may affect your ability to study.

See information on disclosing a disability

Support available to all students

The University of East London assists all students by providing accessibility software, access to study support, academic and pastoral support.

See what support is available

Exam and assessment arrangements

Examination adjustments may be part of your support arrangements. Once in place, these adjustments will stand for the duration of your programme, unless they are for a temporary condition or are altered due to a change in your condition.

Find out about exam arrangements

Disabled Students Allowance

The Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) contributes towards the additional costs, which you may incur during your course, due to your disability or Specific Learning Difference, It is not a loan and it does not need repaying.

Information about DSA