Working with you, we aim to provide you with an individually negotiated support programme that may include: Guidance and help with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowances Provision of academic support Provision of support to help with mobility where that is not the responsibility of your home Social Services Department Provision of specialist support This list is not exhaustive and we will take full account of all of your support needs when we meet you. We recognise that sometimes disclosing that you are disabled is difficult. We encourage disclosure because we believe this is the best way to ensure that you get the support to which you are entitled. However, we will always recognise and respect your right to confidentiality. Dyslexia Many of the students we support are dyslexic and we are well equipped to provide dyslexia support. If you think you may have dyslexia, we can offer you an appointment for dyslexia screening. This will give you an opportunity to discover whether the issues you are encountering are dyslexic in nature. We will offer you an appointment within one week of a request. A full diagnostic assessment can then be arranged within four weeks. Funding for this may be available through the Student Success Fund. Once we have received a copy of your diagnostic assessment we can arrange support (readers, study support or dyslexia tuition) within one week. d/Deaf/Hearing Impairment In addition to the recommendation from your Assessment Centre report: If you are d/Deaf or have a hearing impairment we can refer you for specialist support (BSL, English interpreters, language support). This referral will be done within one week of the request. Blind/Visual Impairment In addition to the recommendation from your Assessment Centre report: If you are blind or have a visual impairment we can refer you for specialist support. This referral will be done within one week of the request. Specialist Student Support All information about students is treated in a confidential manner under data protection law. We treat any information you give us with respect and it is only made available to others if you have given specific consent or there are exceptional circumstances. Contact will be made with those who have disclosed a mental health issue or support by the Mental Wellbeing Advisors within one week. If they are unavailable for any reason, please contact AccessAbility Services using our contact details below. We can arrange supported access to other services within the University, Students' Union and the local area such as self help groups and representative organisations to ensure that your needs are being met. Information about self help techniques can be provided on request. We aim to treat you as an individual, not as a diagnosis. General Arrangements A member of staff from the AccessAbility Services will be available to give advice at all of the University's published General Open Days. In addition, an appointment can be made for an adviser to attend all other Open Days and events as requested. A wheelchair accessible vehicle is available for students to book. To do this we need 48 hours notice and restrictions apply. Contact AccessAbility Services for further details. AccessAbility Services leaflets can be put into an alternative format within five working days on request. We have an extensive referral system that we can call on to further enhance your support and ensure your individual needs are met. We work closely with Schools and other University Services to provide a support infrastructure that enhances and underpins the Higher Education experience of our students.