Support is available for autistic people whilst at university in Leicester.

University of Leicester- AccessAbility Centre

The AccessAbility Centre provides support to University of Leicester disabled students, this includes autistic students.  There are two autism advisers who can meet with students to discuss their support needs.

The type of support provided to registered students includes:

  • One-to-one mentoring support with one of the specialist mentors. This can help you with a variety of things including time management and organisation, as well as being a general point of contact for information about any aspect of University life.
  • Study Skills Support provides one-to-one support which is tailored to your needs. It may include help with planning your work or revision and exam techniques.
  • Exam arrangements such as extra time or a separate room.
  • Liaison with academic departments to make reasonable adjustments to course delivery and/or assessment to meet your individual needs.
  • Arrange for additional orientation support in the first few weeks whilst you get used to being at Leicester.
  • Liaise with the Residential team in halls to meet any additional needs you might have in your accommodation.
  • Provide support and guidance on applying for Disabled Students Allowance.
  • Provide a space to work within the AccessAbility Centre where staff are also on hand to offer support and advice during office hours, and where you can book to meet with an adviser when necessary.

They also meet with students pre-entry to discuss support, visit accommodation and tour campus.  They can also provide support and guidance with medical evidence and the diagnostic process.

Who can access this support?

Any student looking to go to University of Leicester, who has applied to University of Leicester or are registered students of the University.

Proof of diagnosis or referral to diagnostic services would be needed once on course in order to access the full range of support offered.

What’s the referral process?

Student self-referral via UCAS application or direct to the AccessAbility Centre at

They are happy to take requests for information or referrals from parents, but would ultimately need to liaise with the student directly.

Click here to find out more about the support available at the University of Leicester.

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