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Disability Advisory and Support Service

In line with the UK Government’s latest advice about coronavirus and in common with many other Universities, the DASS and UMAC teams are currently working from home.

We are continuing to carry out appointments via video /phone, will be picking up and responding to voicemail messages and will continue to answer emails. However, we won’t be in the office to receive post. so please do scan/take a photo of any paperwork instead and email to

If you need to book an appointment – please call 0161 275 7512 and leave a voicemail request. We’ll call you back as soon as we can to make arrangements. If you are unable to use the phone for disability-related reasons, please just let us know.

The University’s latest advice and support is available at:

If you feel that this is impacting on your mental health and well-being, please do make use of our support services. The mental health charity, Mind, has also published a specific guide for coronavirus.

Disabled students make up over 15% of University of Manchester students, and we’re proud to offer an accessible and inclusive service. DASS provides equality of services to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

The Disability Advisory and Support Service (sometimes called the DASS) supports a variety of different people, whether students, staff or supporters. We want to help you succeed - in your studies, work, and the rest of your University experience.

Use our site to find out more about our services, who is eligible for support, and how to access support.