Disability Support

Disability Support

The University of Aberdeen Student Advice & Support Team offers impartial and confidential advice and support on a range of issues, including personal, academic, money matters, disabilities and specific learning differences, mental health and wellbeing and more.

If you require support or wish to speak with a Student Support Adviser please email student.support@abdn.ac.uk to arrange an appointment. The team can offer you an appointment by telephone, Microsoft Teams or in person.

You can call 01224 273935 and leave a voice message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Students are also welcome to email the team with their contact details to request a call back.

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact them directly by using contactSCOTLAND-BSL.

The University’s Disability Services team provides advice, information and practical study-related support to prospective and current students who have sensory and physical impairments, mental health conditions, long-term health conditions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Dyslexia and other specific learning differences (SpLD), students who have a stammer, and students who have an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). We are available to assist undergraduate, postgraduate, full time, part time and online distance learners.

The email contact for the University’s Disability Team can be found here.

Information provided by IT Services on assistive technology and provisions for students with disabilities at the University can be found here.

The Counselling Service located at 5 Dunbar Street is part of Student Support Services and is open to all students at the University. Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you the opportunity to explore with a qualified counsellor issues which are causing you concern or distress.

Find out more on the Employee Wellbeing section of the Staffnet here.

Details on support services for staff including contacts for HR can be found here

SMMSN Services

The email contact for the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition Student Support Team can be found here. They also offer impartial and confidential advice and support on a range of issues with a greater understanding of how the SMMSN works. They will be able to signpost you to different services for support of NHS Services. All staff and Healthcare students are able to self-refer or be referred to the Occupational Health Service for advice on health matters. You are encouraged to discuss any health problems relating to your work in the first instance with your Line Manager however the Occupational Health Service may be able to provide medical advice and assistance in situations where:

  • You are concerned that some aspect of your job is making you ill
  • You feel that you cannot perform at work to the best of your ability because of a health problem