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Dual Assessment Process Explained

Dual Assessment Process Explained

Within Disability Services, most students will go through two assessments to identify/agree what reasonable adjustments would be suitable to effectively support them with their studies.

  • The assessment with your Disability Officer is essential to register with the Service and receive non-funded supports such as extra time in exams, flexibility with deadlines etc.
  • The second assessment relates to those students who have applied for funded supports through the DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) award or similar.

You can download a copy of the Roadmap here.


Contact Details


Disability Services Office (for non-funded / in-School support queries)

Tel:  028 90 975250    Email: 


The Needs Assessment Centre at Queen’s (for needs assessment related queries)

Tel:  028 90 975062         Email: 


The Register of Support Providers at Queen’s (for queries in relation to your one-to-one support)

Tel: 028 90 973610          Email: 


Useful Information

DSA Equipment & Support Guide

To discover, by condition / disability, what one-to-one support, equipment and assistive technology (AT) / software you may be able to access by applying for the DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) award see the DSA Equipment & Support Guide

One-to-one Support

Find out more about the person-centred support you could access through the DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) award in Queen’s Students’ Guide to One-to-One Support leaflet

SFNI (Student Finance NI) Regional Offices

Find your regional Education Authority (EA) office using your post code at:

SFNI DSA Info for:

FT UG students

PT UG students

PG students


(Student Awards Agency Scotland)

Students from Scotland can find out more / apply for the DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) here:



(Student Finance England)

Students from England can find out more / apply for the DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) here:


(Student Finance Wales)

Students from Wales can find out more / apply for the DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) here:


(Fund for Students with Disabilities)

Students from Ireland can find out more / apply for funded support here: