Disability and Dyslexia Service

At Birkbeck, we welcome students with disabilities and we are committed to helping you seize the opportunities that studying here presents. Regardless of your condition, we are here to support you during your studies. 

Contact us

If you are having difficulty with your course, want to talk about your condition or need advice, please get in touch. All information will be treated sensitively and in confidence. 

Contact us by , or call us on +44 (0) 207 631 6316. Our telephone line is operated during the following times: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 11am-4pm
  • Friday: 11am-2pm

Our service

How we can help

We aim to enable all of our students to participate fully in their studies.  

Getting support at Birkbeck

Getting support at Birkbeck

You need to follow these steps in order to ensure you get appropriate support from Birkbeck. 

Study support plan

Study Support Plan

If you declare a disability in your application, you will be asked to complete a Study Support Plan and provide medical evidence of your disability or dyslexia. 

Free dyslexia screening

Free dyslexia screening

If you’ve ever wondered whether you have dyslexia, you are welcome to come for a free dyslexia screening. This is open to current students.

Disabled Students' Allowance

Disabled Students' Allowance

As a disabled student at Birkbeck, you can apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). 

Birkbeck Access to Learning Fund

Birkbeck Access to Learning Fund

These discretionary awards are intended to help towards your course costs.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology

Disabled and dyslexic students on our central London, Bloomsbury, campus can access a wide range of assistive technology and library support.  


Wheelchair-accessible accommodation

A number of wheelchair-accessible rooms are available from the University of London Housing Services. 

Alternative exam arrangements

Alternative exam arrangements

Talk to us during the module confirmation/exam registration process to ensure that the appropriate arrangements are in place for you to take your exam(s).