Disability & Dyslexia
We have many years’ experience of supporting students with dyslexia, sensory and mobility impairments, mental health difficulties, medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders and temporary impairments, such as broken limbs.
We can provide:
- Exam arrangements such as extra time
- Dyslexia screening and evaluation
- In-house assessment of needs
- Application for Disabled Students’ Allowance
- Liaison with external agencies, for example the Autism Initiatives or the RNIB
- Support in organising in-class support
Disabled Students' Allowance
Disabled Students’ Allowance supports the additional study costs arising from disability, health condition or specific learning difference.
- Long-term health conditions
- Physical disabilities
- Mental health conditions
- Specific learning difficulties, e.g. dyslexia
- Social & communication disorders, e.g. autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Enabling Technology Support
Our computer network supports TextHELP Read and Write Gold and Mindjet MindManager. These software packages can be particularly useful if you have specific learning differences.
Parking on Campus
The University is committed to assisting those with mobility impairments to access facilities and resources.
Mentoring aims to provide support which facilitates competence in self-management of autism or a mental health difficulty. Mentors can help you to develop and maintain study patterns by providing support with timetabling, goal-setting, and managing appropriate levels of study. Mentors can also help you to come to terms with your diagnosis and talk to you about the potential impact on your studies.
Mentoring is not the same as study skills tuition, which can support you with essay writing, report writing, critical thinking and time-management. However, a mentor can help you to develop more effective study strategies if you are struggling with organisation, motivation, and staying focused on your work.
Similarly, mentoring is not the same as counselling as the focus of mentoring sessions are more practical. Mentors can also work with you on a more long-term basis than a University counsellor might normally be able to. While, our mentors have a professional background in Psychology and/or Social Work; their therapeutic training and skills will inform the type of work that they do with you.
Mentoring is not a substitute for support from statutory services. Your mentor (and/or Inclusion Co-ordinator) will be able to advise on National Health Service (NHS) referral pathways.
Information you provide will be treated as sensitive personal data. We provide a confidential service to all our students, applicants and enquirers. Any information that you provide us will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Telephone: 01224 262103