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Disabled and Dyslexic Students

The Equality Act defines a disabled person as follows:

‘A person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.’

Advice and support is available for disabled students including those with:

  • Sensory impairments
  • Long standing medical condition(s)
  • Physical impairments
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition or Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia
  • Diagnosed mental health conditions

Registration with the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team

In order to register with the Disability Support Team you must make an appointment to see a Disabilities Adviser at either City or Coach Lane Campus.  Please bring appropriate evidence of your disability to the appointment.

Support Available

The type of support varies depending on your needs.  All students who indicate that they have a disability at application stage will be contacted by the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team and offered an appointment to discuss their needs with a Disabilities Adviser.  Students are encouraged to do this as soon as possible as it may take some time to put adequate arrangements in place. 

Examples of support could include:

  • Formally notifying your tutors of your disability or medical condition and recommending appropriate support strategies in Learning, Teaching and Assessment to your tutors via a formal Disabled Students' Support Recommendations report, which will be agreed with you
  • Making alternative examination arrangements - please note there are deadlines by which you must see a Disabilities Adviser to enable us to make arrangements in time for your exam.  The deadlines are: Semester 1 Exams - Friday 29 November 2019, Semester 2 Exams - Friday 20 March 2020, August Exam Resits - Thursday 16 July 2020
  • Arranging non-medical help, such as a note taker, scribe, reader and Dyslexia Support Tutorials
  • Assisting you with an application for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
  • Advising on adapted and accessible accommodation
  • Providing short term loans of IT equipment


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