UDAC: Derby Centre

University of Derby Assessment Centre

At the UDAC: Derby Centre we carry out study needs assessments for UK students eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) aiming to study at here or any other university.

You may be entitled to apply for DSA if you have:

Needs assessments take place at our Derby and Buxton campuses. We also have partnerships with other universities where assessments are carried out and issued through UDAC. If this is impractical Assessments may be conducted at alternative locations to meet the needs of the student. UDAC is registered and certified with Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) and is a member of the National Network of Assessment Centres (NNAC).

Students' Allowance

DSA is funding that can help with equipment, assistive software, support workers and travel. Students must be able to provide formal evidence of their disability, to obtain permission to assess. UDAC Assessment centre will charge students a single assessment fee, which will cover all work required for the duration of course study. For help with applying for DSA, please contact the Disability Officer at your university.


We're currently able to offer assessments to students who have received formal approval to assess from Student Finance England, within 15 working days of contact with UDAC.

Please complete the UDAC Pre-assessment form and return by email to udac@derby.ac.ukalong with your eligibility letter and medical evidence.

Derby Campus

Student Wellbeing
Student Wellbeing Centre, T Block
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

Tel: 01332 593000 - Appointments and pre-assessment questions and queries  
Email: nnac@derby.ac.uk

Tel: 01332 597706 - Post assessment information, administration and queries
Email: udac@derby.ac.uk

Opening Hours 

Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Assessment appointments available:

Monday - Friday 09.00am - 7.00pm (final assessment starts at 5pm)

Evening appointments are also available regularly during term time 

The current waiting time for an assessment is 0 working days.

Needs Assessment Reports will be sent to the relevant funding body within 10-15 working days. This is in line with the expectations of the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group.

The cost of the assessment will be £625, however, you do not need to pay this amount as the cost is met by your funding body.

(This information is updated every Monday)