Accessibility is at the forefront of The Open University’s mission to be ‘open to all’ which is why more disabled students choose the OU than any other UK university.
Over 37,000 students declaring a disability studied with us in 2021/22.
We have a wealth of experience in helping students with disabilities get the most out of their studies including a local team of experts right here in Belfast.
Below are two videos that help breakdown the support we offer. One highlights the wide range of support we can offer students with a disability and the other explains the process of applying for Disabled Students Allowance from Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI).
Disability Support Video Links
Contact our local team by emailing Irelandfirstname.lastname@example.org or phoning the office at 02890 323718.
Disabled Student Allowance Video Links
You can find out more about DSA, and access the forms to apply, on the Student Finance Northern Ireland Website via the links below.
You can email DSA application forms to The Open University in Ireland using the following email address: Irelandemail@example.com
What are the next steps?
If you have any questions about the process of applying for disability support or the ways it can help you achieve your study goals you can contact our local team here in Belfast by emailing Irelandfirstname.lastname@example.org
For DSA specific queries you can email Irelandemail@example.com
If you are an exising student then you can visit the Help Centre here: https://help.open.ac.uk/browse/disability
You can find out more about how we support students with disabilities at: https://www.open.ac.uk/courses/do-it/disability