You will be asked to have a needs assessment once your Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) has been approved. This gives you the opportunity to talk to a specialist assessor about the difficulties you may have with studying, so that they can tell Student Finance England about the specific support you will need (it is not an assessment of your disability, specific learning difficulty or academic ability.)
To book an appointment for a needs assessment:
- You can visit any assessment centre (find your local assessment centre).
- If you are enrolled as an Amity student, you can arrange to have a needs assessment. To arrange an on-site assessment, contact Central London Assessment Services and ask for your assessment to be at Birkbeck, University of London.