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Study Support Plan

If you declare a disability on your application to Birkbeck, we will ask you to complete a Study Support Plan (SSP) and provide medical evidence of your disability or dyslexia. By completing the Study Support Plan, you will give us a clearer understanding of how we can support you during your studies. 

Note for MPhil/PhD researchers: when you complete the Study Support Plan, you will notice that some of the questions relate to taught programmes, but rest assured that we will consider your requirements as a research student. After you complete your Study Support Plan, make an appointment to meet an adviser at the Wellbeing Service, which is based on the main Birkbeck campus in Bloomsbury, central London. At that meeting, you can discuss your circumstances as a research student and identify reasonable adjustments that we can make for you.

What you need to do to get support

  1. After you have enrolled at Birkbeck, complete your Study Support Plan online via your My Birkbeck account (click on My Birkbeck Study Support Plan). The form takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.
  2. . Once we receive this, we will confirm your SSP and ask you to check that our recommendations meet your needs. Find out more about medical evidence
  3. Contact Wellbeing Services to arrange an appointment with your advisor so they can assess what additional support is appropriate.
  4. From there, we will make your faculty and school(s) aware of your support requirements. We will also liaise with relevant members of staff to arrange adjustments for you. An example of this would include ensuring teaching is delivered in a way that is accessible to you. 

If these aren’t in place when you begin your studies, or your support needs change at any time, it is important that you contact us