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Many of the students we support are dyslexic or have another specific learning difficulty (SpLD) and the support we offer reflects the wide diversity of individual needs we encounter with our students.
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty mainly affecting reading and spelling. The British Dyslexia Association’s (BDA) definition explains dyslexia in a little more detail.
No two Dyslexic individuals will show the same strengths and weaknesses within their academic studies but, some of the common difficulties they may identify with are:
At University these difficulties will have a big impact on your studies. You will certainly have a lot of reading and research to undertake, which you may find extremely time consuming and stressful.
You don’t have to struggle on your own. If you can relate to some of the difficulties and effects mentioned above, you might wish to consider having a screening test. Screening tests are designed to give you an indication of possible dyslexic difficulties - they are not a diagnosis and are not 100% accurate. However, they help you to check whether the difficulties you are experiencing are dyslexic in nature, download our Screening Document (PDF, file size: 68KB) .
If your screening indicates the likelihood of dyslexia, you may want to have a full diagnostic assessment.
Visit our bookings page to to make an appointment with a Student Inclusion discuss support and academic adjustments. This may include:
Please view our Student Inclusion bookings page to arrange to see a Student Inclusion Advisor.