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To book a Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) Study Needs Assessment, please follow the below information.

Appointments

Due to the current restrictions owing to coronavirus (COVID–19), all assessments will be conducted online or by phone.

To book an appointment email the following documents to dsa@aru.ac.uk:

  1. the booking request letter sent to you by your funding body (DSA1)
  2. the medical evidence that you submitted with your application
  3. a completed Pre-Assessment Form (see below)

We aim to offer an appointment within 15 working days of you contacting us.

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Pre-Assessment Form

Opening hours

Administration Office opening times: Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Assessment appointments: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Fully inclusive assessment fee

The Anglia Access Centre will charge students, via the DSA general allowance, a single assessment fee, which will cover the work required for the duration of the student's course of study. This will include:

  • additional needs with which a student may present
  • any activities undertaken by the needs assessor or Access Centre to review the student's DSA support, for the duration of the original course
  • liaison with funding bodies, equipment suppliers, HEIs, or other stakeholders for the purposes of review of the student's support needs

Students who present with an additional diagnosis during the course will receive a response from the original centre, in accordance with the above points.

Postgraduate and PGCE students may be eligible for a formal Review of their needs, funded through the postgraduate or undergraduate DSA respectively.

  • All reviews must be authorised in writing by the funding body in advance.
  • All documentation relating to reviews will be logged and available to view at audit.

Concerns

Please refer to the document below if you have any concerns about how your assessment has been conducted.

Expressing your concerns - guidelines