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Brain in Hand University Edition can now be funded through Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) for eligible students.

Eligible for DSA?
If you are eligible for DSA, ask your Needs Assessor about recommending Brain in Hand for the duration of your studies.

If you have a Needs Assessment booked but you are not sure if your Needs Assessor has heard of Brain in Hand, please let us know. We will contact your local Access Centre to make sure that are aware of Brain in Hand and how to recommend it.

Not eligible for DSA or not sure if you’re eligible for DSA?
If you would still like to use Brain in Hand but are not sure if you are eligible for DSA funding, get in touch and we might be able to help.

Do you want your University to provide Brain in Hand?
Brain in Hand works with universities across the UK to include Brain in Hand as part of their student support service. Ask your university to get in touch with us to find out more.


New Students

If you are a new DSA Student who has been recommended Brain in Hand as part of your DSA Support Provision please read What Happens Now?

Next, to get started we will need some information from you click here to register with us.

To find out more about our support for DSA Students, visit our Student Support page.

 





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