Services for Students

Specific learning differences

We support students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and other specific learning differences in a number of ways:

  • Support Plan - We can discuss and explore your requirements with you to create a Support Plan that supports your individual needs. Your Support Plan may include the ability to request coursework deadline extensions and alternative exam arrangements, such as rest breaks, extra time or use of a computer. 
  • Study skills - Specialist study skills support may be available to you, including workshops and collaborative group or one-to-one study support sessions.  
  • Services and networks  - Services and facilities can be outlined which you may find helpful and ensure you are linked in to relevant networks such as the Disability Liaison Officer and Support and Wellbeing Officer networks. 
  • Funding - We can also advise you on how to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) and discuss options with you for specialist study skills support through the DSA and/or the University’s Academic Support team. 


Do you think you have a Specific Learning Difference?

You may find the tasks you need to complete at University more challenging than you had expected, or academic staff may identify issues with your work of which you have previously been unaware. If you think you could have a specific learning difference you may wish to use the University’s on-line screening tool, the Do It Profiler. This does not formally identify specific learning differences, but it does provide information and guidance to help you decide if you want to undergo a formal assessment. The screener also provides useful resources to help you study more effectively.

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