Disabilities and Mental Health Disclosure

We are delighted to be able to offer students with a disability and Mental Health Difficulties a place at Churchill College, and look forward to welcoming you here when you arrive.

Some prospective students are reluctant to disclose a disability as they fear that it might be viewed negatively, in fact exactly the opposite is the case. .

The College and the University work together to offer the maximum possible support to all students. Now that you have received a definite offer, we would like to give you a further opportunity to let us know if you have a disability and if you will require any support or advice when you come up to Cambridge.

The earlier that we are aware of any disability, the better we are able to ensure that all the arrangements you require are in place before you start here (e.g. study skills support, suitable accommodation and exam access arrangements). You may also find that you are eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) or other available funding to support your needs.

Like all the Colleges at Cambridge, we work in close cooperation with the Disability Resource Centre (DRC). Their dedicated team of experts provide support, advice and guidance for disabled students and students with specific learning difficulties. With your permission, our College staff can liaise with them to create a support plan that meets your needs.

Currently it is planned that the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) will be holding three transition days for incoming students who have declared a disability this year. The students will hear from speakers such as a senior tutor, college nurse, a student, the DRC and others about the University of Cambridge and what to expect and the support available to them. It is important that you check the website regularly for updates as this may change.

The DRC will be emailing offer holders who have contacted them with information about the days and further information will also appear on their website at:

DRC Website


Don’t hesitate to get in touch If you would like to discuss any of this further with a member of the DRC Team:

T: 01223 332301 to speak to one of their Advisers
E: ucam-disability@lists.cam.ac.uk

Disability Resource Centre
Keynes House
Trumpington Street

Letting us know

We strongly recommend that you inform both the College (Tutor and Nurse) and the DRC if you have any disability. To do this, please follow the link below and complete the disability disclosure form and notify the DRC that you are happy for them to share your information with the College.

If you fill in your Student Information Form (link below) giving as much information as possible then this will assist your Disability Adviser with determining what support the University of Cambridge can offer.

Fill in the DRC information form