Applicants with disabilities

We would like all applicants with strong academic potential to consider St Edmunds regardless of any disability they may have.  

At St Edmunds we are committed to providing the appropriate support for students with any disabilities, Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) long term health conditions or mental health conditions and injuries.  

The disability resource Center (DRC)  https://www.disability.admin.cam.ac.uk/ offers information, guidance and support to prospective students, applicants and current students. It provides a confidential and accessible service.  

The objectives of the DRC are to: 

  • Provide advice and guidance for prospective and current disabled students to enable them to access a wide range of service 
  • Develop and implement support programmes for disabled students to ensure equal opportunity, access and attainment 
  • Provide advice, guidance and training for University and College staff in meeting the institutions’ duties to disabled students within the context of disability equality legislation. 

The DRC supports individuals with any impairment/disability, medical matter or injury, including those with: 

  • Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia, dyspraxia) 
  • Physical/mobility impairments and injuries (including wheelchair users, Upper Limb Disorder – also known as RSI) 
  • Sensory impairments (including hearing impairment, visual impairment) 
  • Mental health difficulties (including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder) 
  • Long standing illnesses/health conditions (including cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV, diabetes, epilepsy) 
  • Asperger syndrome and autism

There is more guidance for undergraduate applicants in our mature undergraduates section.