SpLD Support Team

The SpLD Support team support learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and sometimes ADHD.  The team offers informal and formal assessments for SpLD, coloured overlay assessments and advice and guidance around Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).  The SpLD Support team provide a range of specialist study skills, to help develop strategies whilst studying at univeristy.

Please refer to the SpLD Support Guide and Learner Agreement 18-19  for more information.

For students who have any other conditions a range of support is available from our colleagues in the Inclusion team and some useful information is available on their website:

For information on the rates we charge for support, please refer to the Non-Medical Help rates table.

Learning Support Service

The Learning Support Service provides support to disabled students. This support may focus upon:

One to One library inductions

This includes a library tour, assistance with finding resources and accessing printing. The support provides help with using the booking system to book rooms and group sessions, so you can make the most of the library resources.

Study Skills Support

Individual and group support sessions can be booked to help you develop your strategies and skills, including assignment writing, note taking, exam preparation, organisation and planning, and time management.

Assistive Technology

Individual and group support sessions introduce the use of networked assistive technology as a resource to aid reading, proofreading, planning, research, assignment writing and time management.

Group sessions

Our Group Sessions cover a range of specific topics that will aid all areas of academic learning. They incorporate the use of assistive technology and general academic skills.


SpLD Team Support leaflet

What happens Next – Assessment process 2020

Learning Support Service 2020

Dyslexia checklist

SpLD Support Guide and Agreement 18-19