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Dyslexia and Specific Learning
Support for students with Dyslexia and/or Specific Learning
Difficulties (SpLD) is available from Student Support, specifically
from the Disability Team
In order to access support, you will need to
supply a copy of the report that confirms
Assessment for dyslexia
If you have not already been assessed and if you have reason to
believe you might be dyslexic, you should call into Student Support
and discuss this with a member of the Disability Team.
If after the discussion it is felt you would benefit from a formal
assessment, the University will often be able to arrange this for
you. Whilst the university will meet most
of the cost of an assessment there is a student contribution of £35
required (there may also be some restrictions on
funding for overseas students for a full
You may wish to arrange your own private assessment
which should be
with an educational psychologist or specialist teacher
who is used to testing adults. This can be
done using the
British Psychological Society or the
A formal assessment is very thorough and usually takes about
two hours. The assessor will be friendly
and helpful and you should not worry about going to see them.
The University will receive a copy of the report, usually within a
couple of weeks of your assessment.
You will then be offered a feedback
appointment to discuss the findings of the report and any support
that has been recommended.
- Once we have evidence of your
learning support can be put in place.
- You will also be entitled to
your assignments. These advise what consideration
you are to be given for your written work in light
of difficulties. You should attach them to your
coursework when you hand it in.
- Also available is one to one
study strategies tuition.
- If you'd like us to notify
your department, please complete and sign a
We can then make them aware of any
reasonable adjustments they should make for you.
- At this time you should also apply for
individual exam arrangements
or come to the
Student Support - Room 4N.6.2
Friday 2 - 3pm (during term time)
If you are UK home student, you may also be eligible to get extra
support in the form of the
Disabled Students Allowance
If you have already applied for your DSA and have been advised to
have an Assessment of Need we can
arrange for you to have this at the university.
Skill (The National Bureau for
Students with Disabilities)
Information and support on courses, training and employment for
students in FE/HE with specific learning difficulties.
Opportunities for People
A charity offering advice and employment help for people with specific
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