University of Bolton Disability Service

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University of Bolton Disability Service

Disability Service Contact

Telephone: 01204 903478
SMS Text: 07799657035


Postal Address:

Disability Service
Student Services
University of Bolton
Deane Road

Office opening times: Monday to Friday 8.45am – 5pm (including vacations)

Please see below for details of appointments and drop-in sessions

Appointments – please book in advance

We have appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays that you can book in advance.

Drop In Sessions – just call in…

Monday: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 1.00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please note that Drop In sessions are subject to change, please call into the Student Centre or Life Lounge for the most recent information.

If you wish to book an appointment to see one of the Disability Advisers please call

01204 903733 or 01204 903478

Some students may have specific requirements for their examinations and in class tests. The recommendations made vary depending on the recommendations made in their study needs assessment and/or Educational Psychologist’s report.

Examples of such requirements are:

  • Extra time
  • Use of a scribe or reader
  • Room with minimal distraction
  • Use of a computer
  • Exam papers in a large font

These arrangements need to be made well in advance of any formal assessments, in class tests and examinations in line with the Individual Examination Arrangements Procedure for Disabled Students. Please contact the Disability Advisor if you have previously had any specific arrangements for examinations, or you feel you need to discuss this issue.

Click here to go to a flowchart about applying for examination arrangements.


Assessed Work – Essays and Assignments

The Disability Service cannot agree to extended deadlines for any work. If you are unable to meet deadlines on occasion please talk to the relevant tutor and negotiate an acceptable alternative. If you are regularly struggling to meet deadlines, you may need to speak to your Disability Adviser about your support.

They may ask you to submit an application for mitigating circumstances. If you have not yet had support for your disability or specific learning difficulty, or you have provided the Disability Service with evidence of a fluctuating health condition, your Disability Advisor may be able to write a letter to support you application. Please contact us to discuss this.

Please note that disabled students are not permitted to have two week automatic extensions, you need to see your tutor and negotiate an extension each and every time you require one.