When you meet with an adviser they will talk you through the various ways in which the School can provide support and adjustments to your studies, such as:
Any necessary support and adjustments to your teaching and learning will be recorded within a document known as My Adjustments (MAs). MAs will be shared with staff on a need-to-know basis to ensure that these can be implemented. Examples of adjustments could be the provision of teaching materials in advance, giving directed reading lists, or allowing for extended library loans.
MAs are created in collaboration with you, and will be discussed in detail with your adviser at your first appointment.
We have specialist IT rooms on campus with access to various software programmes including text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and mind-mapping tools.
Study Skills Tuition
Where appropriate we can refer you for study skills tuition. Study skills tuition is not subject specific, though it can offer students a chance to work with a tutor who has specialist knowledge of the difficulties people with an SpLD can face when studying.
Through regular meetings you can work on general techniques around reading, researching, writing and organisation. In addition to more general strategies, you can work with your tutors on preparing upcoming essays, projects and exams.
Study skills tuition is free of charge for all students, though UK students will need to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances for funding (please see section below). International students should speak to their adviser about a referral.
Central Exam Adjustments
We can recommend Central Exam Adjustments (CEAs) to ensure you are able to take your exams with reasonable adjustments in place, such as extra time and the use of a computer.
Appropriate CEAs can be discussed with your adviser, and are dependent on your individual circumstances and the medical evidence you provide.