This guide is for anyone interested in studying at Swansea University who may have a disability or long-standing difficulty.

For the purposes of this guide, the term disability includes individuals with sensory or physical impairments, long term medical conditions, specific learning difficulties (SpLD), autistic spectrum conditions (ASC), and mental health conditions. 

At Swansea University we want all our students to do the best they can and we offer lots of help and support to those who need it.

How we define disability

The Equality Act 2010 says a disability is a condition that has a “substantial and long term negative effect on normal daily activities.” Some examples are dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bulimia, sight loss, hearing loss or mobility difficulties.


This guide was produced by Swansea University with the support of the working group on staff support for students with disabilities, Inclusive Student Services (Disability and Wellbeing), Welfare@CampusLife, Swansea University Students’ Union, Transcription Centre, Library Services, Swansea Employability Academy (SEA), International Development Office, Marketing, Samantha Jones (student intern), Student Ambassadors, Student Minds Society and the Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success (SAILS).