Student Services Accessibility

Academic Support

Welcome to the Academic Support web pages. We offer specialist study support to students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD and other Specific Learning Differences. Here you will find some information about the work we do and resources for your study.

The Academic Support Team


Academic Support provides a personal and practical approach to academic study and opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students with Specific Learning Differences to develop their learning strategies. It also provides specialist study support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD and other specific learning differences. Explore these pages using the icons below to find out about the wide range of academic support and resources available.

Academic Support drop-in sessions 

  • Suspect you have a Specific Learning Difference?
  • Had exam arrangements at school but didn’t qualify for them at UoN?
  • Want information about screening and formal assessments?
  • Completed a screening but aren’t sure what to do next?

You can get advice and guidance from an Academic Support Tutor.

Drop-In Sessions run at the following times:

Wednesdays 12.00 – 4.00pm
Cherry Tree Lodge

If you are based at Sutton Bonington or Derby Royal Hospital please contact: for further information.

Academic Support Team


In 2013, two tutors from Academic Support - Dr. Kim Lawson and Dr. Lisa Rüll - were successful individual Lord Dearing Award winners. This award recognises outstanding achievement in enhancing the student learning experience.  The team previously won a Lord Dearing Award in 2006 when Academic Support included our Disability Support colleagues.  There have also been several further nominations for individual awards.

The  Support Services (China) and  University Wellbeing and Learning Support (Malaysia) can also be useful points of contact.

Academic Support one-to one sessions and workshops

Students studying in the Hallward Library, University Park Campus

This page contains details of the specialist study support provided by Academic Support. This includes one-to-one appointments and workshops.

Support for Students with Specific Learning Differences

woman helping a female student study

Find information on this page about individual specialist study support, adjustments to examination arrangements and the screening and formal assessment of dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D and dyscalculia.


Study Resources

library, jubilee campus

A variety of study materials have been developed within Academic Support, which are available here when finalised. These materials include course specific advice, general study strategies, help with reading and writing...and much more! 

Contact us

Female student using laptop

If you have, or think you might have, a Specific Learning Difference (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD[H]D), please contact Academic Support.

Phone: +44 (0)115 8466115





Accessibility (Academic Support)

Portland Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44(0) 115 84 66115