The Disability Team can assist students by:

  • Providing information and advice regarding provisions and services made by GCU for disabled students
  • Providing supported referral for diagnostic assessment, including assessment for dyslexia, where necessary 
  • Providing a Needs Assessment service for individual disabled applicants and students, which considers the impact of disability on study, and may result in recommendations for additional support or adjustments to teaching and assessment arrangements (such as provision of information in alternative formats or additional time in exams)
  • Assisting disabled students to secure appropriate services (such as communication support or personal assistance) through liaison with external agencies
  • Assisting students to access, and receive training in, appropriate assistive technology and software
  • Where appropriate, assisting students to apply for Disabled Students Allowance to offset costs related to recommended services and equipment

The Disability Service can also assist staff by offering information, advice and training related to the support of disabled students, and the promotion of accessible and inclusive teaching and service provision.

The Disability Team is committed to promoting the development of independent learning skills and supports disabled students in the identification and application of appropriate strategies, tools and services towards this end. For further information regarding our approach to supporting students, see the ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ section

We operate a year round service and can be contacted in various ways:

  • Phone: 0141 273 1371 (Out-with office hours please leave a message)
  • Email:

  • Postal Address: Student Wellbeing Services, Room M138, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA


  • In Person: We are based in room M136 in the George Moore building. Our main office is open every Monday-Friday from 9am-12.30pm and from 1.30-5pm. As we are a very busy service, meetings with a Disability Adviser are by appointment only. In addition to our standard opening hours, our Disability Advisers now offer early or late appointments three days a week. So, you can request an appointment during the following times:
Monday 09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 12.30 and  13:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:30 and  13:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00