The Disability Support & Inclusion team (DS&I) are experienced specialist advisers who offer information, advice and support to our current and prospective students.
They are here to support you if you have a long-term medical or mental health condition, a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or a disability or impairment that may impact you accessing or participating with teaching and learning at King’s.
The DS&I team can also help if you don’t have a diagnosed condition but are experiencing barriers to engaging with your studies. They will support you to stabilise your immediate situation and then help you consider possible routes to support or diagnosis.
The role of DS&I is to provide supportive, practical advice to assist you in making informed choices. The team does this by offering one-to-one confidential spaces through drop in sessions and bookable appointments. Here you can discuss the support on offer and that you wish to engage with, and explore funding that may be available through the Disabled Students Allowance or internal funding sources.
DS&I also works with teams around the university such as Residences, Libraries & Collections, the Examination Office and Estates & Facilities, and can signpost to the support they offer. For example, you may be eligible for Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA), which are special provisions and adjustments for exams and other assessments.
As we continue to work to embed inclusive practices and create an accessible learning environment, we recognise there are occasions when a specific individual plan is required to coordinate activity. In these situations, DS&I will co-create with you a King’s Inclusion Plan (KIP), with recommended reasonable adjustments to support your engagement with your teaching and learning, which is shared with those involved in delivering and supporting your teaching and learning.
To register with Disability Support for the first time, you can self-register by selecting Self Service Disability Registration within Student Records. Please note that the self-registration link will not work if you have already been in touch with DS&I.