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We are delighted to be able to offer students with a disability 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:
Our Nurse asks that we emphasise that it is important that you refer yourself if you have a disability be it physical or mental. If a problem develops after the start of your degree which may affect your studies/exams you can easily refer yourself to the DRC even if you haven't done so before the start of your course (for example, any recurrent mental health condition, epilepsy , Crohn’s, diabetes, deafness or visual impairment, an autistic spectrum condition or specific learning difficulty).
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
Disability Resource Centre
We strongly recommend that you inform both the College 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.