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Learner Support

Self assessment form

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:

  • tell us if you have a specific learning difficulty or disability so we can ensure appropriate support is put in place to enable you to get the most out of your course


  • arrange an initial screening test for dyslexia or dyspraxia

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.

What is the DSA?

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.

How do I apply?

Please refer to the following websites for guidance:

How long will it take?

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.

Contact us

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about your support needs then please contact a member of the Learner Support Team:

Please return the Self Assessment Form to:

The Learner Support Team
Harper Adams University
Shropshire TF10 8NB

Or you can scan the form and return it with scanned evidence to

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