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Going to university 

The transition from sixth form or college to University can be both an exciting and daunting time.  On entry to higher education, your Education, Health and Care plan stops. Alternatively, you can talk to the SENCO at your school or email the 0-25 Team via senadmin@plymouth.gov.uk

There is a wide variety of support available for young people at university regardless of whether you have a formal diagnosis of a disability or previously had an Education Health and Care Plan.

Plymouth University has produced a detailed guide that outlines the types of support on offer to students with disabilities.  Examples include accommodation, assistive technology as well as frequently asked questions.  This information can be found by following the links below.

Whether or not you are intending to study at Plymouth University, this information may help you to think about the sorts of questions you will need to ask staff the universities that you have applied to.

Applying to a university 

There are a number of steps that you will need to take in order in order to apply for a university place. 

View the application timeline 

If you have an Education, Health and Care plan and are thinking of applying to study at university it is really important to discuss your plans at the Year 11 and 12 Annual Reviews with your CSW Group personal adviser who will be able, along with the school, to provide advice and information. 

It is important to talk to the SENCO at your school about when your Annual Review will take place so that you have enough time to consider your options. 

What happens if I don’t get the grades I need? 

Don’t panic. Find out what to do if you miss your grades

In addition to this, if you have an Education and Health and Care Plan, your CSW Group personal adviser will be available to discuss options along with staff at your school. 

The Disabled Students’ Allowance

You can apply for The Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long-term illness or any other disability.

If you would like further information about the DSA, read the information from Plymouth University and a short video from Student Finance England can be found below.


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This page was last updated on 12 October 2018

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