Assessing your needs

If you have a disability, mental health difficulty or a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia that affects your learning you may need to visit us for an assessment of your needs. This will result in a written report that outlines the additional needs and adjustments that can reasonably be put into place to support your learning. This support will be paid for by the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).

The University offers needs assessments to all disabled students who are applying for DSAs. Assessment centre services are available to students who have:

  • a sensory impairment
  • physical impairment
  • a disabling medical condition
  • mental health difficulties
  • specific learning difficulties.

If your funding body requires you to book a needs assessment, please contact us or another approved assessment centre.

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3495
Fax: +44 (0)115 848 6665
Email us

Where to find us:

Nottingham Trent university
Student Support Centre
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane Clifton
NG11 8NS

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What information will I need to provide prior to the assessment?

Once we have confirmed the appointment, we will send you a pre-assessment form to fill in as well as details on finding us. We will also ask you to provide a copy of the approval letter from your funding body and a copy of your supporting evidence (i.e. the evidence you sent in with your DSA application). This is so we have as much information as possible in order to make your assessment a thorough and helpful one.

We aim to offer you an appointment within three weeks from your initial contact. If we are not able to do this we will assist you in booking an appointment at another approved centre or, if you choose, make arrangements for you to attend the next available appointment at our centre.

Opening times
The assessment centre is open from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. There is a voice mail message system in operation out of hours.


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