Disabilities or Other Health Conditions

At Edinburgh Napier University we aim to provide a positive and supportive environment for all students.

There are many students studying at the University who have a range of disabilities or health conditions including:

  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Wheelchair users and students with mobility problems
  • Students with mental health difficulties
  • Students with long standing illnesses or health conditions
  • Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Contact a Disability Inclusion Adviser

Please email disabilityandinclusion@napier.ac.uk and we will send you instructions on how to book an appointment with the appropriate adviser.

General support

Depending on your individual needs and circumstances you may need general support, such as:

  • copies of lecture notes
  • permission to record lectures
  • study skills support
  • student mentoring

You may also need support funded through Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). We can help you apply for this. You could have funding recommended for specialist equipment or software; a note taker, personal assistant or specialist support worker; one-to-one study skills support.

You may require support for exams, such as extra time, the use of a PC, enlarged text, an individual room or a British sign language interpreter. Take a look at our exam arrangements page for more information about contact details and deadlines for arrangements.

If you are not eligible for DSA funding, we will do our best to provide any support you need in other ways.

We may also need to discuss with you what emergency evacuation procedures would be appropriate so that a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) can be produced. If you are unable to exit from a building without help in an emergency (for example, if you have mobility difficulties), you will definitely need a PEEP.