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Disability

Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS)

Support for all students with disabilities, specific learning differences and mental health issues. They offer advice and guidance on areas such as dyslexia testing, Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and examination arrangements and provide special one to one tuition and support workers.

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Liberation at Queen Mary Students’ Union

Queen Mary Students’ Union recognises that forms of societal oppression marginalise certain groups of students, such as women, LGBT+, BAME and disabled students. For this reason, we elect 9 self-defining Liberation Reps to work on behalf of their community, running campaigns and lobbying for change locally and nationally. You can find out more about our liberation work here.

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Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

Some students are eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), which covers some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. You can get DSA on top of your other student finance and you do not need to repay it. The Disability and Dyslexia Service at Queen Mary can provide advice and guidance about accessing DSA.

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Scope

National disability charity that campaigns to challenge and change negative attitudes about disability and provides direct services.

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Disability Rights UK

National disability charity run by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.

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NUS Disabled Students’ Campaign

The National Union of Students (NUS) is the national membership organisation for Students’ Unions across the UK. Its Disabled Students’ Campaign is led by disabled students including a full-time, elected Disabled Students’ Officer who represents the interests of disabled students across the UK to government and other bodies. You can read about its work at the link below.

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Representation and Democracy

Contact the Representation and Democracy team at your Students’ Union with any questions you may have.