Students with disabilities

Students at Downing are admitted solely on our assessment of their academic potential. We are happy to discuss with you the sort of support that you may require at any time.

Get in touch with us at an early stage to discuss the help you need and to look at the facilities we can offer.

Accommodation and facilities

We have seven adapted en-suite rooms for students with disabilities. Five rooms are suitable for wheelchair users. There are two adapted rooms for students with hearing impairments and hearing loops in the Library, Porters’ Lodge, administration offices and all large halls and theatres. Clear Braille signage is widespread throughout the College. Wheelchair users should be aware that Downing's Main Court has gravel paths.

Other resources

The following links may prove useful:

Disabled Students Allowances

Information regarding applications for Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs). As a higher education student living in the UK, you can apply for Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) if you have:

  • a physical or mental impairment
  • a long-term health condition
  • a mental health condition
  • a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.

DSAs are awarded on top of other student finance and don't have to be repaid. Assessment is entirely needs-based and isn't measured against income. There is no age limit.