Support for Deaf and hard of hearing students


We try to support as many students as possible but support cannot be guaranteed.

Please watch this video for more information about the Access, Inclusion a& Support Team (AIS).

Deaf students Hard of hearing students

We can provide the following support:

  • In-class support - Communication Support Workers (CSWs) and Notetakers (online and in the classroom)
  • BSL or SSE support
  • Online or face to face courses
  • Course advice
  • Information in BSL, SSE or English

To apply for CSW or notetaking support, please contact us at least 3-4 weeks before the course starts. We can book a video call to discuss your access and support needs. If a similar course is provided as part of the programme for Deaf learners, we will not be able to provide communication support.


Contact Us

 Text/SMS: 07860 041949 Mon-Fri 09:30am-5:30pm
 Deaf Support Drop-in
Wednesdays: 11 am – 1 pm (term time only)
Room 3 (Student Centre)

IAG and enrolment support for Deaf students

IAG sessions with BSL interpreters to help Deaf students enrol onto courses and apply for financial support take place in Room 1 in the Student Centre and Library from 3pm to 5pm.

The next drop in dates will be:

Thursday 7th March

Thursday 21st March

Thursday 4th April

Thursday 18th April

If you are Deaf and cannot come to any of these sessions, please email to arrange an individual appointment (the times and dates we can offer will depend on staff and interpreter availability, but we will do our best to arrange a time suitable for you).

RAD (Royal Association for Deaf people) advice sessions

We've partnered with RAD (Royal Association for Deaf people)RAD leaflet.png
to offer advice sessions for Deaf students in BSL at City Lit. 

You can come and speak to a RAD advisor to get help with any of the following:

  • NHS/council issues 
  • Utility bills
  • Applying for benefits
  • Form filling
  • Signposting to specialist services
  • Translating English to BSL

Date: every Tuesday
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Student Centre & Library in Meeting Room 3

For more information email or send a BSL video to


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