How we can help

It is important that you contact the Additional Learning Support (ALS) team as soon as possible if you think you will need additional support, because reasonable adjustments and one-to-one support are tailored to meet individual needs. The kind of support you are entitled to will vary considerably depending on many factors.

Among the support we can offer is:

  • Information, advice and guidance for disability-related concerns
  • Arranging screenings and Educational Psychology Assessments for dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADD
  • Enabling students to learn specific skills and strategies that will enhance academic study
  • Helping students develop employability skills needed during placements and beyond graduation
  • Assisting with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
  • Providing one-to-one individualised support to enable independent learning
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Advising the Faculties on reasonable adjustments that could be arranged so that disabled students are not disadvantaged.

However, we cannot:

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