Student Guidance Centre

About Us

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About Us

Queen’s University Belfast welcomes and encourages applications from students of all backgrounds. We aim to create an inclusive environment which widens participation and learning opportunities for students with a disability or long term condition.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity to Higher Education and seek to ensure that students with a disability or long term condition have equitable access as far as reasonably possible to all aspects of University life.

If you come to Queen’s, Disability Services will help to arrange the support you need both within your chosen course and within the wider University community. A Disability Officer will be available to arrange a support package based on your assessed needs and designed according to the requirements of your particular course of study and the resources at our disposal.


Our aim is...

...to provide prospective and current students and staff of the University with appropriate information relating to disability issues, and to outline the relevant resources and services available at Queen's.


We currently provide support to students with a wide range of disabilities, including:

  • Physical and mobility difficulties
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Medical conditions
  • Specific learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia
  • Mental health difficulties


The nature and type of support available varies and will be tailored to meet your individual requirements, but may include the following:

  • Arranging support providers including note-takers, library assistants and proof-readers etc
  • Assisting with your application for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), which is available to UK residents studying full-time undergraduate courses. It should be noted that some part-time and post-graduate students are also eligible for DSA. Further details can be obtained from Disability Services
  • Liaising with school staff to ensure that they are aware of your requirements


Disability Services is also actively involved in the following:

  • Providing advice on the development of disability policies and programmes throughout the University
  • Promoting awareness of disability issues by disseminating relevant information, and running training programmes for both staff and students