Apply for Disability Support



Guidelines on applying for UNNC Disability Support

In accordance with UNNC Disability Support Policy, University of Nottingham Ningbo China are committed to supporting all disabled students and want to make your experience of university an enjoyable one. To help us do this, please follow the steps below to inform us and provide the appropriate evidence.

I. Notify us

So that we can help you make the most of your studies, please tell us about your disability.  You can also contact us before you begin your studies and when you have received an offer from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.  Please be aware that if your information is provided later in the academic year then there may be a delay in the University meeting some of your support needs.

You can alert the University to your requirements by:

  • making direct contact with Disability Support either through email or telephone.
  • indicating a disability on the registration forms for admission.
  • making direct contact with the staff from the faculty, such as the Disability Liaison Officer or Personal Tutor, who will need to inform Disability Support.
  • Apply for disability support via Student Portal.
  • making an appointment with Disability Support via the Hub.

II. Provide your evidence

The evidence required depends on the nature of your disability but will need to be from an appropriately qualified professional (such as a GP, consultant, specialist nurse or Educational Psychologist).

Students with a long-term medical condition or any other disability are required to provide a letter either from a general practitioner (international students) or a medical specialist in a level 3-A hospital (domestic students) that includes the following details:

  • The name of the disability or medical condition
  • When the impairment or medical condition was diagnosed
  • How long the impairment or medical condition is likely to last
  • The main effects of this condition
  • Any side effects of any medications or treatment

Students with specific learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, require a report that identifies the specific learning difference.

For people who were diagnosed internationally, UNNC accepts both pre- and post-16 evidence from:

  • an educational psychologist, specialist teacher, occupational therapist or equivalent;  
  • EHC (Education, Health and Care) plans or reports from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.

For domestic students, a report from a local 3-A level hospital that identifies the special learning difference is accepted.

Evidence must include appropriate diagnostic information of the assessment carried out to identify the specific learning difference.

III. Receive confirmation of your Support Plan 

We will create a Support Plan that details the adjustments we will put in place.  Typically, this will contain the ability to request coursework extensions, receive your lecture notes before your lectures, access recordings of lectures and reasonable adjustments during exams which could include:

  • Additional time
  • Room adjustments
  • Use of a computer
  • Use of equipment such as coloured filters
  • Adjustments to the format of exam papers
  • Support workers (dependent on disability needs)
  • Stickers advising a marker not to penalise errors in spelling, punctuation, untidy handwriting or clumsiness of English expression.

You will receive an email when your Support Plan is ready.

IV. Review your Support Plan and meet the team

Your Support Plan is held with your student record in accordance with GDPR 2018.  We maintain confidentiality and only share your personal data with the members of staff who are required to know for teaching or key administrative processes, such as exams.

If you wish to change some of the recommendations in your Support Plan or find additional support is required as you adjust to studying at a higher level please contact us.

Please contact us by email in the first instance. If we cannot resolve your enquiry by email/telephone/face-to-face, we will offer meetings via MS Teams.  If this is a barrier to you please let us know your preferred contact option.

V. Flow Chart of the procedure


VI. Contact Information

Tel: +86(0)57488180000-8169

Office: Trent Building Room113





Disability Liaison Officers

Each Faculty and relevant department appoint a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) to provide a point of reference, advice and guidance for members of staff and students in the faculty/department about disability issues and support. The DLOs are part of a network that meets regularly to share information and good practice. DLOs liaise with Disability Support, as necessary, in relation to individual students and general policies and procedures.

Year 2023-2024 Faculty/Department Disability Liaison Officer (DLO):



Email   Address

CELE Professional Services Office

Christine Wang

Nottingham University Business School China

Annie (Yi) Ruan

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Corey Sehultz

Faculty of Science and Engineering


Stella Wu

Yong Ren (point of reference for students)

Academic Service Office

Simon Gao


Prathiv Kholia

Centre for Research on Sino-Foreign Universities

Jia Ba

Library, Research and  Learning Resources

Zoe Chen

Department of Campus Life


Zhang Tammy


ShenCrystal Yu