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Additional support arrangements

The Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) promote equal opportunities and enable disabled students to achieve their full potential. Support is available to all disabled students – whether you’re studying full-time, part-time or distance learning at undergraduate or postgraduate level, for home, EU and international students and also if you’re studying at one of our partner colleges.

The service offers support to students with physical and sensory impairments, specific learning differences such as dyslexia, autism spectrum, mental health difficulties or medical conditions.

If you are looking to study at the university you should contact the team to discuss any adaptations and arrangements that you might need to support your learning, such as:

  • support in lecture theatres
  • library assistance
  • initial screening tests for specific learning differences (such as dyslexia)
  • arranging adjustments in exams, such as extra time
  • priority accommodation arrangements and adaptations
  • one-to-one specialist study skills support
  • coursework declaration forms
  • assistance with becoming more effective and independent in your studies
  • study facilitating and enabling support – usually funded through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and offered by arrangement and subject to availability – which can include:
    • note-taking support
    • help with external arrangements such as sign language interpreters or braille arrangements
    • library support
    • mentoring
  • accessible car parking on campus
  • mental health support bookings
  • DSA Needs Assessment information
  • emergency evacuation procedures

For further information please email ASSIST or phone 01604 892390.

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