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Access West of England

Access West of England (AWE) carries out Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) needs assessments for disabled applicants and students undertaking Higher Education courses.

Book your assessment

If you have had confirmation from your funding body (for example student finance) that you can book your DSA-funded Study Needs Assessment, go to the AWE Portal to register and submit your booking details.

Visit the AWE Portal

Appointment availability

The next appointment at our main site (Frenchay Campus) is in nine working days.

Last updated 16 October 2018.

If you’ve already booked with us, sign into the AWE Portal to:

  • check your booking details
  • complete your pre-assessment form
  • upload required documents
  • check the progress of your assessment report
  • access your report.

General information about Access West of England

Find out more about DSAs and how they can help meet the extra course costs students can face as a direct result of a disability.

Assessment process

The assessment process explained, including how to book your DSA study needs assessment with Access West of England.

Assessment locations

Find directions to our assessment centres.

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Information on specific learning difficulties (SpLD)

If you are a UWE Bristol applicant or student and want to find out more about specific learning difficulties (SpLD) such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or ADHD, please visit our Dyslexia/SPLD Service information.

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Contact AWE

Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83396
Email: or use the AWE enquiry form
Visit: 2P39 on Frenchay Campus

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