Support for Visually Impaired Students in Higher Education

Look UK Mentoring

  • Peer Mentoring for young people with a visual impairment aged 11-29 and at school, university / college or looking for work.
  • Student Mentoring for people with a visual impairment aged 18 – 29 and in higher or further education.

RNIB Services for Young People

Thomas Pocklington Trust student support

UCAS advice for students with disabilities

VICTA Student Helpline

  • Opening Times: Thursday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm
  • The helpline number: 01908 240831
  • Students can also email students@victa.org.uk at any time and we will respond during helpline hours.

Disability Students Allowance

Students with impaired vision can apply for DSA to cover some of the extra costs you have. You can get the allowances on top of your other student finance. You will not need to repay DSAs.

 Student Finance

All you need to know about eligibility, how to apply, how much you will receive, including amounts for students with a disability, and how and when to repay your loan.