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Learning Support

There are a number of arrangements that are available to you once you are regisered with the disability service within student support. 

Computing facilities

Software and equipment are available in the open access labs.  This includes assistive technologies if you have a visual impairment, dyslexia, or physical impairment. Contact us for details of access to departmental labs eg, Biological Sciences, CES or Psychology.

Departmental support

Each department has a Departmental Disability Liaison Officer (DDLO).  Their role is to assist you with any academic concerns.

Examinations and assessment

We can make recommendations for individual examination arrangements and discuss adjustments to other assessment

Recorded lectures

Digital recordings of lectures at the Colchester Campus are available from the Listen Again service.


You will be registered with the Albert Sloman Library at the Colchester Campus as a user with individual needs for extensions to short term loans and options for renewal, please see the library information

Study skills

Study support is available online via the Online Resource Bank (ORB) and mySkills which is an academic skills website which offers interactive advice and guidance The University Skills Centre (USC)  provides assessment, credit modules, training and one-to-one support for all students at the University on a range of key academic and employment skills, including academic literacy; numeracy; English language; modern languages; library researching; computer skills; internet researching; preparing for work; and learning through work.

One-to-one study skills tuition may also available to some students in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).  If you are interested in study skills tuition please contact the disability team.


The information given in this section is about general support available to all disabled students, other provision may be available with additional funding.  Most arrangements require up to date medical evidence for example a letter or report from a GP, Consultant or Specialist.

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