How do different London universities currently support students with ADHD?

Warning: this list is long. However, it’s also in alphabetical order, so you can find specific universities easily. 

Birkbeck College

Location: Camden (Bloomsbury)
Number of students: 13,000
Name of disability/support service: Disability and Dyslexia Service
Webpage: www.bbk.ac.uk/student-services/disability-service  and http://www.bbk.ac.uk/student-services/mental-health-advisory-service
ADHD: Not mentioned on webpage or in linked documents.
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: The mental health advisory service email address (this is the closest we could get) is mentalhealth@bbk.ac.uk

Brunel University

Location: Uxbridge
Number of students: 12,900
Name of disability/support service: Disability & Dyslexia Service
Webpage: www.brunel.ac.uk/life/supporting-you/disability-and-dyslexia
ADHD: Mentioned in handbook, but it contains no info about medical support or treatment
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: studentsupport@brunel.ac.uk

City, University of London

Location: Islington, Central London
Number of students: 19,400
Name of disability/support service: Disability support team / Neurodiversity support
Webpage: www.city.ac.uk/current-students/academic/neurodiversity-support
ADHD: Nothing about ADHD is mentioned on their webpages, but we’ve heard that they may provide screening (for ADHD) before assessment – this is TBC!
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: disability@city.ac.uk

Goldsmiths, University of London

Location: New Cross
Number of students: 9,300
Name of disability/support service: Disability support
Webpage: www.gold.ac.uk/students/disability-support
ADHD: not mentioned on webpage
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: studentcentre@gold.ac.uk

Imperial College London

Location: South Kensington, Hammersmith
Number of students: 17,600
Name of disability/support service: Disability Advisory Service
Webpage: www.imperial.ac.uk/disability-advisory-service
ADHD: not mentioned on webpage or in SpLD/Mental Health leaflets
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: disabilities@imperial.ac.uk

King’s College London

Location: Central London, Denmark Hill
Number of students: 30,600
Name of disability/support service: Disability Advisory Service
Webpage: www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/disability/onlineresources/disabilitytypes.aspx
ADHD: Routine screening with ASRS as part of research project on ADHD in students. A factsheet on their website about ADHD which is OK if quite outdated and which just provides a reduced version of what they advise for dyslexia in terms of how the disability may impact on academic engagement.
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: TBC (this does exist!)
Email: disability@kcl.ac.uk

Kingston University

Location: Kingston upon Thames, Roehampton
Number of students: 19,500
Name of disability/support service: Student Life Centre / Disability and Mental Health Support
Webpage: www.kingston.ac.uk/disability
ADHD: not mentioned on webpage
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: disability@kingston.ac.uk

London Metropolitan University

Location: City of London, Islington
Number of students: 12,100
Name of disability/support service: Disability and dyslexia support
Webpage: www.londonmet.ac.uk/services-and-facilities/disability-support
ADHD: No mention of ADHD
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Location: Westminster
Number of students: 11,200
Name of disability/support service: Disability and Wellbeing Service
Webpage: https://info.lse.ac.uk/current-students/student-services/disability-and-wellbeing-service
ADHD: link to ADHD material on webpage does not work, no other information but some students have received psychiatric referrals and support
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk

London South Bank University

Location: Southwark
Number of students: 18,000
Name of disability/support service: Disability and dyslexia support
Webpage: https://my.lsbu.ac.uk/my/applicant/Current-Applicants/Student-Support/Disability-Dyslexia-Support
ADHD: not mentioned on webpage
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: Rosie Holden (Head of Wellbeing)
Email: disability@lsbu.ac.uk


Middlesex University London

Location: Barnet (Hendon)
Number of students: 19,500
Name of disability/support service: Disability and dyslexia service
Webpage: www.mdx.ac.uk/life-at-middlesex/support-services/disability-support
ADHD: not mentioned on webpage
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: Ann Grant (Acting Manager)
Email: No contact details on website

Queen Mary University of London

Location: Mile End, E1 4NS
Number of students: 25,000
Name of disability/support service: Disability and Dyslexia Service
Webpage: http://dds.qmul.ac.uk/disability/
ADHD: Mentioned briefly as “another SpLD” on their dyspraxia page
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: dds@qmul.ac.uk

Royal Holloway, University of London

Location: Egham, Surrey
Number of students: 10,000
Name of disability/support service: Disability and Dyslexia Services
Webpage: www.royalholloway.ac.uk/students/help-support/disabilities-and-dyslexia/support-packages/home.aspx
ADHD: Mentioned as a ‘SpLD’ only (not included under ‘longstanding condition’ or ‘mental health disorder’).
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Location: Room SL48, North Block building, Russell Square.
Number of students: 4,000
Name of disability/support service: Disability and Dyslexia Service.
Webpage: https://www.soas.ac.uk/disability/
ADHD: There’s a broken link to external resource page for managing ADHD at University on their ‘useful links’ page. Some brief mentions of ADHD on their website but it is always described as an SpLD. Some guidance on ‘inclusive teaching’ for ADHD found on this page: https://www.soas.ac.uk/studentadviceandwellbeing/information-for-staff/disabledstudents/learningdifficulties/ – however the guidance all appears fairly random and generally like it is very much based on an old fashioned understanding of ADHD (e.g. primarily to do with fidgeting and being impulsive).
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email:  studentadviceandwellbeing@soas.ac.uk

St George’s, University of London

Location: Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE
Number of students: 5,000
Name of disability/support service: Unclear
Webpage: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/student-life-home/support-services
ADHD: No mention of ADHD on website
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: Unknown

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Location: Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
Number of students: 5,535
Name of disability/support service: Disability and Dyslexia Service
Webpage: www.stmarys.ac.uk/student-support/wellbeing/dyslexia-and-disability/registering.aspx and www.stmarys.ac.uk/student-support/wellbeing/mental-health/mental-health.aspx
ADHD: No mention of ADHD on website
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email:  wellbeing@stmarys.ac.uk

University College London (UCL)

Location: Central London (Holborn)
Number of students: 38,000
Name of disability/support service: UCL Student Support & Wellbeing / Disability Support
Webpage: www.ucl.ac.uk/students/support-and-wellbeing/disability-support
ADHD: Mentioned in handbook and on website, however the information is just a copy of the page on dyspraxia & dyslexia with sections removed where SpLD support exists but there’s no such support for ADHD.
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: student.wellbeing@ucl.ac.uk

University of East London

Location: East London (Docklands and Stratford)
Number of students: 13,630
Name of disability/support service: Disability and Dyslexia Service
Webpage: https://www.uel.ac.uk/undergraduate/student-support
ADHD: Not mentioned
Contact (not ADHD specific): ‘You can book an appointment at the Student Support hubs either in person (at either our Docklands or Stratford campuses) or by phone on +44 (0)20 8223 4444. You’re also welcome to ring us if you’re a prospective student seeking more information about the Disability and Dyslexia Service.’
Email: None given

University of Greenwich

Location: Greenwich, London
Number of students: 20,645
Name of disability/support service: Disability & Dyslexia team, Student Wellbeing Service
Webpage: www.gre.ac.uk/articles/university/adhd-dyslexia-and-disability-support
ADHD: The only mention of ADHD is here: www2.gre.ac.uk/students/disability/aap
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: wellbeing@gre.ac.uk

University of Roehampton

Location: South West London (SW15 5PJ)
Number of students: 8,535
Name of disability/support service: Disability Services
Webpage: https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/disability-services/support-services/
ADHD: Mentioned once, described as an SpLD.
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: dyslexia@roehampton.ac.uk

University of the Arts London

Location: All over London (mainly North – see map here: http://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/contact-ual/)
Number of students: 19,000. They also say the following: “over 4,000 students (24% of the student population) at the University are in contact with the Disability Service.”
Name of disability/support service: the Disability Service
Webpage: http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/student-services/disability–dyslexia/
ADHD: No mention of ADHD
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: disability@arts.ac.uk

University of West London

Location: West London
Number of students: 16,892
Name of disability/support service: Wellbeing Team (Disability & Mental Health)
Webpage: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/support-services-for-students/disability-and-mental-health-support
ADHD: Mentioned once, described as an SpLD
Designated contact for ADHD enquiries: No known contact
Email: disability@uwl.ac.uk

University of Westminster

Location: City of Westminster, Marylebone, Harrow
Number of students: 19,700
Name of support/disability service: Disability Learning Support team
Webpage: www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/support-and-facilities/disability-learning-support
ADHD: Listed under ‘SpLD’ on main page, but recognised on the SpLD sub-page as being ‘a neurological condition that might also occur with SpLDs’. There is also a page leaflet on ADHD (slightly outdated but quite good compared to most places), available here: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/support-and-facilities/disability-learning-support/events-and-resources/specific-learning-difficulties
Contact: Alexandra Stanton
Email: a.stanton@westminster.ac.uk

Disability services of Specialised and Private Universities and Higher Education Colleges:

City of Westminster College

Location: Westminster (Paddington, Maida Vale)
Number of students: 7,000
Name of disability/support service: Care & Support / Learning Difficulties
Webpage: www.cwc.ac.uk/studentsupport/CareSupport/AdditionalSupport/Pages/Disability-Support.aspx
ADHD: not mentioned on webpage
Contact: Philip Bunce, Head of School for Special Learning Difficulties & Disabilities (SLDD)
Email: philip.bunce@cwc.ac.uk

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