How we can help

The ALS team is here to support students who have sensory/physical disabilities, specific learning differences (SpLDs), medical conditions, mental health difficulties and/or temporary injuries. 

How the team can provide support: 

  • Offering information, advice and guidance for disability-related concerns 
  • Signpost to Educational Psychology Assessments for dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADD  
  • Assisting with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) 
  • Providing support to enable independent learning through one-to-ones 
  • Exam access arrangements 
  • Advising the faculties on reasonable adjustments that could be arranged to help remove barriers that some disabled students may face
  • Advising on support for students on Apprenticeship courses.

You can also find study support on the Academic Skills Hub on Brightspace; with online resources and opportunities for face-to-face and virtual support:

Visit the Academic Skills Hub

Things the team are not able to provide: 

  • Give information about individual degree courses 
  • Send out exam timetables 
  • Deal with course funding 
  • Diagnose conditions/learning differences
  • Provide personal care 
  • Order DSA equipment 
  • Provide subject-specific support 
  • Proofread work - but we can teach proofreading strategies. 

If you are likely to need support, please contact the ALS team as soon as possible so reasonable adjustments and one-to-one support can be tailored to your individual needs.

The variety of support you may be entitled to will vary depending on many factors. For more information, read our frequently asked questions below, or contact the team direct. 

Exam support

If you think that you might need support during exams you will need to register with ALS through MyHub to ensure that any requirements can be put in place during the examination periods.

Your application must be properly documented by medical or other evidence and submitted to MyHub or directly to the ALS Student Coordinator as early as possible in the academic year. 

Important: Please be aware that it may take up to nine weeks to get the necessary evidence for exam support, so allow plenty of time when applying. 

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