Disability Support Service 

The service aims to create an inclusive and equitable teaching and learning environment for the benefit of all our students. It provides student-led support to enable students with disabilities to flourish as independent learners.

It is here to help if you have a physical disability, ongoing mental health difficulties, a long-term health condition, an autistic spectrum condition or a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD.

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Contact Us 

Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 17:00

Telephone: 88180000-8169

Location: Room 101, First Floor, Building 23

Email: disability-support@ nottingham.edu.cn 


How we can help you 

● Provide support in making the transition to university.

● Liaise with your school or department about the impact of your condition may have on your studies.

● Develop an individual Support Plan with recommendations for reasonable adjustments to exams and reasonable adjustments to teaching.

● Advice if you are unsure whether you have a specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia).

● Advice on residential accommodation, such as adapted study rooms.

● Advice on accessible transport on campus.

● Arrange access to alternative formats such as Braille, large print and coloured paper. 


For students in need of specialist study support, we offer one-to-one appointments and group workshops covering a range of topics, including: 

●  Time management and organization

●  Notetaking and research strategies

●  Reading and research strategies

●  Analysing essay questions

●  Planning and writing strategies

●  Revision and examination techniques 


Support Plan 

We understand that you may need reasonable adjustments in order to study and learn comfortably to help you achieve your true potential. A Support Plan details the reasonable adjustments we will put in place. Typically, this plan will allow you to request coursework exten- sions, receive your lecture notes before a lecture, access recordings of lectures and have reasonable adjustments during exams.  

Exam adjustments may include: 

○  additional time

○  room adjustments

○  use of a computer

○  adjustments to the format of exam papers

○  access to support stuff (scribes or readers)

○  stickers advising a marker not to penalize errors in spelling, punctuation, untidy handwriting or clumsiness of English expression. 

For a Support Plan to be created, you will need to provide us with ap- propriate evidence of your disability. All students must submit evidence to Disability Support Service with evidence from a suitably qualified professional, such as a doctor. 


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

●  The name of the disability or medical condition

●  The date on which the impairment or medical condition was diagnosed

●  How long the impairment or medical condition is likely to last

●  The main effects of the condition

●  Any side effects of any medication or treatment 


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

● For people who have been diagnosed internationally, UNNC accepts evidence from both pre- and post-16: an educational psychologist, specialist teacher, occupa- tional therapist or equiv- alent; or EHC (Education, Health and Care) plans or reports from an appropriate- ly qualified medical practi- tioner.

● For domestic students, a report from a local 3-A level hospital that identifies the special learning difference is accepted. Evidence must include appropriate diag- nostic information of the assessment carried out to identify the specific learning difference.