Middlesex University Dubai believes that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a university degree, and we pride ourselves on our inclusivity policies to ensure that no student is discriminated against based on their race, colour, national, or ethnic origin, or any physical, mental, cognitive, or communicative impairment that they may have.
Centre for Academic Success
Middlesex University Dubai’s Centre for Academic Success (CAS) is a dedicated space whereby students can seek advice and academic support from specialist staff and counsellors.
The CAS team offers individually tailored support to students with a range of learning disabilities including Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia), Dyspraxia and Aspergers (Autistic Spectrum).
Our Learning Disability Counselor, Siobhan McNiff, is responsible for:
- Coordinating with Admissions/Student Office and Faculty regarding special needs and disabilities support for students
- Arranging for individualised and customised support for students with special needs
- Assisting the Head of CAS with dissemination of skills based sessions.
Such support may include sheltered exam arrangements, one-on-one weekly sessions designed to boost student study skills, foster independent learning, and acting as a liaison with academic teams to ensure that adjustments and support is given to those who require it.
“Middlesex fully supports the Dubai Government and KHDA’s Inclusive Education policy framework. The Centre for Academic Success leads our initiatives and provides the support and awareness to ensure that our students from different backgrounds and different abilities are able to learn together in an inclusive and supportive environment”.
Dr Cedwyn Fernandes
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director
Middlesex University Dubai