COVID-19 student support

Find here specific information and guidance on studying in higher education during Covid-19 for students and professionals.


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Tell us about your experiences of studying at university during Covid-19.

It is vital that we hear from you, so that we can help to shape how universities support disabled students going forward. We will be using the findings of the survey in our work to lobby universities and Government to ensure that blind, partially sighted and deaf students get the right support.

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Guidance for students

COVID-19: Questions and answers for students with vision impairment

Student Support Service briefing: Choosing a university during COVID-19

Watch our short video of Chris Ross, a disability adviser at Birmingham City University share some top tips on getting support in place before starting university.


Exams during Covid-19 podcast

Take a listen to our brilliant new podcast. Hear from Tiri and Charlotte as they share their experiences of studying through Covid-19 and give advice and tips on getting the most of exams and support. They’re joined by Robyn, Nicky, Jenna – professionals who support and advise blind and partially students throughout their university journey. The panel talk you though how universities have adapted during Covid, how to get prepared for remote assessments and what support you should be asking for.

Take a listen at this not-to-be-missed podcast if you are about to sit your assessments!  

Student top tips: what to do before your remote assessments

Has the format of your assessments changed because of Covid-19 and remote learning? Perhaps your exams are now coursework assessments, or are being completed on a new online platform. You might be sitting different assessment to your peers so that it is accessible, or need new reasonable adjustments. Whatever your situation, make sure you consider these six key steps to ensure you are ready to take on your assessments this year.

Read more here


Guidance for professionals

Delivering Accessible Learning: A guide for Further Education providers supporting blind and partially sighted students

This guidance provides information, resources, top tips and handy checklists to help colleges and Further Education providers ensure blind and partially sighted students get the right support.

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Exams during Covid-19: Guidance for Higher Education Providers

Remote exam platforms, brought in due to Covid, have left blind and partially sighted students unable to complete their exams. We have produced guidance for Higher Education Providers.

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A guide for Higher Education Providers supporting students with vision impairment during COVID-19

We worked with Guide Dogs and LOOK UK alongside, disability advisers, Qualified Teachers for Visual Impairment (QTVIs), lecturers and other professionals to produce Covid-19 specific guidance for higher Education Providers (HEP).

Click here to find out more


Guidance for schools and professionals on the needs of vision impaired children returning to school

TPT, together with RNIB, Guide Dogs, VIEW, Sense, Habilitation VI UK and The National Sensory Impairment Partnership, has drafted guidance for schools and professionals on the needs of vision impaired children returning to school. This includes peripatetic support, specialist equipment, remote learning and face masks.

Read the guidance here

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If you have any questions, contact us by email at, or on our Student Support line on 0203 757 8040. You can also join our community of students on our Facebook group

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