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Fun at Freshers

For most of us the new academic year has started with a bang! Here at Yorlinc we have really enjoyed getting out to Fresher’s Fayres over the past few weeks to raise awareness for the Disabled Students’ Allowance and how we can help students like you get the support you need with your studies!

We have had so much fun getting out into the communities of some of the universities in the cities we operate over the last few weeks. Meeting people, speaking about disability support, raising awareness for the support available and talking to students like you, who are embarking on their university career.

Between all of the events we attended we have spoken to hundreds of students and what was unsurprising to us is that many of the students we spoke to were not aware of the support, or didn’t think they would qualify for disability support, many were surprised that dyslexia, ADHD and mental health conditions can qualify you for support. For more information and to see if you could be eligible click here.

Others were aware the process was long and found getting basic medical evidence to send the application was hard to get a hold of. What people were not aware of was that, as a company who has been working in the sector since 2001, we are expertly placed to help you through the process right from helping you to apply for DSA, not just after you have been accepted!

Others wondered what kind of support could be available. Well, depending on your eligibility, you could get up to £25k towards support including:

  • Money towards a laptop
  • Software
  • Mentoring and Study Skills Support
  • Ergonomic Equipment
  • Training

If you think we could help you, why not get in touch? We will be happy to talk you through the process, help you with the application and gathering the documents you need to start the process!

It really has been a great start to the academic year, meeting so many of you has been a blast and we hope to see you again very soon to support you through your studies.

Written by Laura Starkey-Ash, Social Media Manager

6th October, 2022