Some students may have study support needs due to a specific learning difficulty (i.e. dyslexia or dyspraxia), long term medical condition, physical disability, mental health conditions or hearing/visual impairment. Other students may think they have dyslexia or dyspraxia.
You are encouraged to complete the Learner Support Self Assessment Form to:
You may have already been in contact with Learner Support but the form below allows us to gather the most recent information and enables us to collect disclosure information.
If none of this applies to yourself then the form does not need to be completed.
Students with a disability, including dyslexia, may be eligible for support through the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). These allowances are intended to assist UK students with disabilities who are studying in Higher Education. The award is intended to help meet the extra costs of studying, that students may face as a direct result of a disability or specific learning difficulty, and also to help students study on an equal basis with other students. This allowance is not income dependent.
Please refer to the following websites for guidance:
The process can take on average 10-12 weeks so you are encouraged to apply now to make sure your support is in place for the start of term.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about your support needs then please contact a member of the Learner Support Team: