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.