Each of our campuses has a designated Disability and Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) team which will support you from your initial enquiry and application, right through to your graduation.
If you have a diagnosed condition (by a medical practitioner or diagnostic assessor for dyslexia), which could have an adverse affect on your ability to learn, then it can be defined as a disability - for example:
- Dyslexia or dyspraxia
- Asperger syndrome
- Mental-health difficulties
- Mobility difficulties
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
- Visual impairment.
What we do
Our learning support managers will:
- Offer you advice before you start on a course
- Provide an initial assessment of your disability or specific learning difficulty support needs
- Arrange diagnostic tests and formal needs assessments
- Provide advice on sources of external funding for disability support, such as Disabled Students Allowance
- Give support to students with short‐term disabilities
- Provide information, resources and advice about disabilities and specific learning difficulties to academic staff
- Co‐ordinate one-to-one support in the studio for specialist study skills or mentoring
- Review your support plan with you on a regular basis.
Before you apply
Before you apply, we can arrange an informal visit to check access to studios, lecture theatre, accommodation and general campus facilities to help you make an informed choice.
Open Days are also a really good opportunity to meet with the Disability and SpLD team and discuss your needs further.