Birmingham City University Dyslexia
Our Disability and Mental Health Advisers offer advice, information and practical support to all students with a disability, medical condition, illness, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.
The definition of disability is very wide – if you are not sure whether a condition or difficulty that you have might be a disability which entitles you to support, please contact the Disability Support Team.
The team includes a Pre-entry Disability Adviser, who will offer applicants information about the support which may be available to them at Birmingham City University.
Visiting the University
We are happy to arrange for you to meet with a Disability Adviser at the University before you make a formal application. In certain circumstances we can arrange a joint visit with your academic department if required.
Open Days and Clearing
If you’re planning to attend one of our Open Days please be aware that the Disability Support Team will be available at the event, and you’re welcome to contact us beforehand to make an appointment with a Disability Adviser.
If you have specific requirements for the visit please contact the school and the Disability Support Team beforehand, giving as much notice as possible.
If you’re offered a place at Birmingham City University as a result of going through Clearing, the Disability Support Team will contact you soon after your offer is made to discuss your support requirements.
Applying to the University
When you complete your UCAS form or an application form for Birmingham City University you’ll be asked if you have a disability. You’re not obliged to answer this question, but doing so makes the Disability Support Team at the University aware that you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and enables them to give you information about the support that may be available.
The decision about whether to offer you a place at Birmingham City University will be made on academic grounds only and you will be notified about this decision through the usual channels. Your disability will not affect this decision.