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Research Seminar Series

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START DATE 25 October 2017

Middlesex University Dubai

END DATE 25 October 2017

We are pleased to invite you to this week’s research seminar. It will be held on October 25th from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 200 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. This week’s presentation is:

Dyslexia Awareness: Indicators of dyslexia

and how to support students with dyslexia

Siobhan McNiff

Middlesex University Dubai


This interactive seminar will involve discussion of theories regarding potential causes of dyslexia. This seminar will further explain some key features of dyslexia and how it can affect study at university. Participants at this seminar will be encouraged to reflect upon what it would be like to have dyslexia, and to consider what can they might do to maximize students' learning potential. The Equality Act (2010) will be discussed, along with reasonable adjustments faculty can make to support learning and academic achievements of students with dyslexia.



Siobhan McNiff holds a BA (Hons) English Literature from Southampton University, a Certificate in Education from the University of Warwick, and a Postgraduate OCR Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties. Siobhan is a lecturer on the IFP programme and a member of the Centre for Academic Success. She is an expert study skills tutor with a clear understanding of college and university level writing skills and disability support. She is an enthusiastic staff trainer in areas of disability awareness, including legal compliance. As part of her role, she negotiates and implements individual learning plans to enhance learning potential.  

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