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It’s not uncommon for some people to discover they have a learning difficulty or medical condition while at university. ‘Disabilities’ is a broad term used to cover a wide range of professionally diagnosed illnesses, learning difficulties, injuries, medical and mental health conditions. You may be affected permanently or have symptoms that occur from time to time. Your disability could be one or more of the following:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Anxiety disorder (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Depressive disorder
  • Eating disorder
  • Hearing impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Medical condition
  • Neurological condition
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Physical disability
  • Psychiatric condition
  • Psychological condition
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Vision impairment

Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require long- or short-term assistance with any of the above. If we are not best placed to assist you, then one of our staff will let you know who to contact both on and off campus.

If you are still unsure if you have a disability or if we can help you, contact UNSW Disability Services to have a confidential chat.