Bath Spa University Disability

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Bath Spa University Disability

We aim to remove barriers and create an inclusive environment. We provide confidential information, guidance and practical support to students who have a disability or specific learning difficulty.

We believe that every student should have an equal opportunity to learn and to enjoy their student experience.

Please tell Student Support about any disability including; dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger Syndrome, mental health illness or a medical condition, sensory or mobility impairment, even if you do not think it will affect you while you are at university.

The information you provide is treated as personal and sensitive data in accordance with the Data Protection Act and is made available on a ‘need to know’ basis only to university staff involved with your application and the organisation of support arrangements.

Accessibility: Access Guides for Bath Spa University campuses/buildings are available from Disabled Go.


Academic Access Plan (AAP) questionnaire

All applicants to the University who disclose that they have a disability, specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, a mental health or medical condition or Asperger Syndrome will receive an email asking them to complete a questionnaire that details any access requirements. This information will be used as part of your Academic Access Plan (AAP).

You can download a copy of the appropriate questionnaire below.

Students with Dyslexia or other Specific Learning Difficulty

  • UK resident: AAPQ-UK-resident-SpLD-17-18
  • International: AAPQ-International-SpLD-17-18

All other disabled students

(Including mobility or sensory disability, autism spectrum disorder/Asperger syndrome, mental health or medical condition)

  • UK resident: AAPQ-UK-resident-not-SpLD-17-18
  • International: AAPQ-International-not SpLD-17-18

What is in the AAP?

Your AAP will include a description of your disability/specific learning difficulty or Mental Health condition and recommendations for study in class, for timed examinations (including in-class tests), tutorials, other assessments, placements and field trips.

If you’re reading this page and have access requirements but have not heard from Student Support, please contact us:

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

The University asks all eligible students to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA), this is the government package that funds specialist support requirements at university.

Are there other things I should do?

  • Apply for your student finance;
  • Complete and return to Student Support your Academic Access Plan questionnaire and include supporting evidence;
  • Contact Student Support to arrange an appointment with a Disability Advisor;
  • Apply for your accommodation – include details of any access arrangements;
  • Contact social services regarding any personal support.

UCAS disability codes

When completing your UCAS application form, please use these codes to indicate what disability you have:

  • A – No disability;
  • B – You have a social/communication impairment such as Asperger’s syndrome/other autistic spectrum disorder;
  • C – You are blind or have a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses;
  • D – You are deaf or have a serious hearing impairment;
  • E – You have a long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy;
  • F – You have a mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder;
  • G – You have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D;
  • H – You have physical impairment or mobility issues, such as difficulty using your arms or using a wheelchair or crutches;
  • I – You have a disability, impairment or medical condition that is not listed above;
  • J – You have two or more impairments and/or disabling medical conditions.