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Support from your institution

Higher education institutions are required by law to make reasonable adjustments for students with epilepsy.

This may mean making physical adjustments to allow buildings to be more accessible or making sure the course material is equally accessible to all students. Usually the student support service or disability support service will help you.

Getting support in place

Tell your higher education institution about your epilepsy, and ideally on your application, so that they can start getting things in place as early as possible.

Your college or university will probably want to odiscuss your needs and then you'll be advised about what support is available. This will either be provided by your higher education institution, or you will need to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) scheme.

You’ll probably find lots of different options available, so you’ll need to work out what suits you. Start the process as early as you can and take your time. It’s important to get the right support in place.


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Approximately 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy which is equivalent to around 1 in 103 people.

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