Students with a disability
We give all possible support to help students with disabilities and health conditions secure accommodation that best suits their needs.
Care and Support
Accommodation, Catering and Events recognise that disabilities encompass a much wider spectrum than physical impairments and that not all disabilities are visible. We offer a 24-hour pastoral support service through our Wardens and Accommodation Managers in all first-year accommodation. This service is provided for the benefit of all our students, whether disabled or not.
Accommodation, Catering and Events continue to work closely with the Student Disability Service to expand the range of facilities available for disabled students in both catered halls and self-catered residences and flats. This already includes wheelchair-accessible accommodation and rooms, which have been specially adapted for students with a hearing impairment.
The accommodation lease for student accommodation does not allow pets in properties. The exception to this rule is for Assistance Dogs that fall into the definition in the linked document below; in such cases, the dogs will be welcome where suitable accommodation is available.
If you would like to discuss the accommodation options available, please contact the Allocations team.
Reception Centre, Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5AY
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 2042
For more information on the facilities that the University can provide, contact the Student Disability Service.
Student Disability Service
The Main Library Building
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6828