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Disabled students and students with long-term medical conditions and/or other neurodiverse conditions (dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc.)

LSE is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by dignity and mutual respect and aims to ensure that all individuals are treated equitably. To this end, the School’s Disability and Wellbeing Service, part of the wider Student Wellbeing Service, provides a free, confidential service to all LSE students and is a first point of contact for all disabled students, prospective and current. Specialist advisers are available to see students on a one off or ongoing basis and cover the following:

  • physical/sensory impairments and long term or chronic medical conditions
  • dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger Syndrome Disorder and other neurodiverse conditions
  • mental health concerns

Prospective students are encouraged to make early contact with the Service and, where possible, to make a preliminary visit to the School. The Service can be contacted by telephone on +44 (0)20 7955 7767 or by emailing disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk and there is more information on the Disability and Wellbeing Service page.

Facilities and services at LSE include:

  • assistance in the Library including specialist software, lockers, a book fetch service and photocopying assistance
  • IT support and assistive technology
  • a number of accessible and adapted rooms in most halls of residence
  • infra-red hearing support systems in all lecture theatres and some classrooms
  • readers, note takers and support assistants, as part of the LSE Circles Network of peer/staff support
  • a community service volunteer (CSV) who can provide practical assistance
  • a rest room, with a bed and easy chairs
  • a Disability Equality Research Network for researchers who are disabled and/or researching disability
  • an Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) that records agreed ‘reasonable adjustments’ for individual students and is circulated with the student’s consent on a need to know basis
  • an Individual Examination Adjustment (IEA) that sets out any specific requirements for a student to take exams
  • help (for UK students) with accessing Disabled Students’ Allowance (see below)

UK students may be eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to fund disability related costs of study. It is advisable to start the process as early as possible. Please inform the Disability and Wellbeing Service if you are already in receipt of the DSA.

LSE’s Equality and Diversity Action Plan sets out how the School will enhance its equality practices to reflect the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.