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The Disability Support Team (DST) provide information, support and guidance to students with disabilities, mental health difficulties, Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia) and long term medical conditions. Our area of expertise is learning support; if you feel that your condition or impairment is having an impact upon your studies, you can contact us:

  • We are the starting point for you to discuss and organise your learning support.
  • We are a confidential and individual service.
  • Disability Support Advisers are available to meet students on a one-to-one basis to discuss their particular needs and help them put support arrangements in place.

Many students contact a Disability Support Adviser before they actually arrive at University. This is useful because it allows plenty of time to discuss and assess needs and plan support.

If you haven't done this it's a good idea to come and see us soon after you arrive at University - get in touch and ask for an appointment to see a Disability Support Adviser.

For those who feel they may have a Specific Learning Difficulty, we can provide advice on how to get a diagnostic assessment.

Currently, to keep all our students and staff safe, we are asking students to contact us by either telephone or email in order to access advice and guidance from our Disability Support Advisers/Specialist Study Skills Tutors. Our Advisers and Tutors will continue to be available via their own email addresses.

If you are unable to contact the Adviser you require, or do not have the relevant email address, the Disability Support Team will continue to be contactable in the following ways:

Please continue to monitor your University email and social media for updates. University and NHS information relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) can continue to be found here: sunderland.ac.uk/covid19 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/



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