What happens if you think you are dyslexic?
The Disability and Wellbeing Service will provide you with screening interviews and if indicators of dyslexia are found, you can be referred for a formal diagnostic assessment.
If my dyslexia has adversely affected my ability to study or prepare for exams, will the Exam Board make allowances?
If the arrangements made in your Inclusion Plan (IP) have not been sufficient, you can submit Exceptional Circumstances to the Exam Board which they will take into consideration.
In exams, I usually have double time – will that be possible at LSE?
The usual exam allowance for disabled students (including specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia) is usually up to 25%, as in most UK universities. This depends on the student’s individual circumstances. Your Inclusion Plan (IP) includes a recommendation for individual exam adjustments, depending on any medical or psychological reports.
How do I find someone to help me take notes in lectures?
Discuss this with a member of the Disability and Well-being Service. They have experience in arranging this kind of support.
How do I find out more about what will happen in my exams?
If adjustments are made to your exams you should read individual exam adjustments for more details.
How do I find somebody to proof read my work?
You will need to find a reliable and professional proofreading service external to LSE. Contact LSE LIFE or the Language Centre for advice on this, and for information on ways of finding a proofreading service.
What happens about negotiating deadlines?
Your Inclusion Plan (IP) may include a recommendation for your department which states "allow the possibility of negotiating deadlines". You will then need to negotiate extensions on deadlines with the tutor who who will be assessing the assignment, essay or dissertation.