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Disability and Dyslexia Service

Support Services - Dyslexia

If you have a long term medical condition or physical difficulty that you feel could impact on your studies and would like information about support provision that can be made available please contact the University’s Student Office. You are encouraged to make your situation known at the earliest opportunity to ensure due provision is made. Support can include advice on programme related study needs and arranging special provision for examinations. Confidentiality will be respected and relevant details will only be disclosed with your permission. Documentary evidence is required.

If you believe that you will require support when sitting your examinations, due to a disability, medical issue or injury you should contact the Student Office. The following are examples of the facilities that can be available to students for whom they have been assessed as necessary and appropriate.

  • extra time
  • appropriate seating
  • use of a PC

If you wish to be considered for any of these facilities, please contact the Student Office, so that your needs can be reviewed and discussed. You will be asked to submit evidence of your condition and a statement from a qualified assessor (for example, in the case of dyslexia a copy of your psychologist's report) that outlines the exact needs. Once a decision is made, you will receive a notification from the Student Office to confirm the details. All students must confirm that the provisions made are as agreed.

The deadline for contacting the Student Office for this provision is six weeks prior to the examination period. It may not be possible to provide the support you require, should a request for additional facilities be submitted after the deadline.

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