What you need to know
If you want to receive support during your time at university for your disability needs then you will need to register for disability support.
Are you living with disability and wanting to register for the NDIS?
Discover the things you need to know about studying with a disability at university as well as some answers to some commonly asked questions.
Support and educational adjustments
Here you can find information on the types of support and educational adjustments available:
Some of the educational adjustments you may need might apply to managing your coursework. Here you will find an overview of how you might be supported at UNSW and your Letter of Support.
If reading text is difficult for you, you may be eligible to have material converted into alternative formats.
If you need technology to assist you in learning your course material, Disability Services have a range of specialised computer software and equipment including hearing assistive technologies.
Whether you need access to food and drink for medical reasons or need extra time to complete exams due to your disability, then we may be able to arrange exam adjustments for you.
Disability Services is here to support students whether their condition is permanent, episodic or temporary.
If you are unable to take notes for yourself and have medical documentation to support your condition, you may be eligible for notetaking services.
Students registered with Disability Services may be eligible to receive Study Skills Support to assist them with academic skills and time management.
If unexpected major events such as illness or a death in the family prevent you from completing your assessments or sitting an exam, you may be eligible for special consideration.
If you are planning on taking courses during the Summer Semester then find out what this will mean for your educational adjusments.
Peer mentors and ambassadors
The accessibility ambassadors are student volunteers that help keep the campus inclusive, and assist everyone on campus to experience and participate in events fully.
If you know at the start of the Semester that you cannot meet the attendance requirements for a course you need to discuss options with your Disability Adviser. An alternative assessment may be an option which you need to agree about with teaching staff at the start of the semester and your Disability Advisor can assist you with this.
Contacts and appointments
Phone 9385 4734