Disability Services

I was recommended some equipment in my study of needs report. How do I get it?

You will need to wait until your funding body have approved the purchase of the equipment you have been recommended. Do not purchase anything beforehand as it is unlikely that they will reimburse you. They will usually write to you to confirm this (this may take up to 4 weeks after they receive a copy of your finalised report). Once you have this letter, usually titled ‘We’ve approved your Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)’ you can follow the instructions and contact the equipment supplier named in your approval letter.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

You should only order your equipment from the approved supplier. If you order equipment from an alternative source your funding body may not pay for it. Sometimes the funding body will order the equipment on your behalf, if this is the case they will usually state this in the letter they send you and give you instructions on what you should do next.

Please contact the Disability Team for more information on 01204 903 478 or email: disabilityinfo@bolton.ac.uk, more information can also be found on our student support page.

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