Disability and Dyslexia
The Disability, Dyslexia and Learning Support team offers confidential, one-to-one support to students with disabilities, learning difficulties, change to medical conditions and ongoing medical conditions.
Services and support
Our team offers a range of support services to students, including:
- Prospective appointments prior to entry at the University
- Advice on diagnosing specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and autism
- Support with applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
- Advice on disability access
- Liaison with academic staff and student services regarding support needs or reasonable adjustments
- Support for apprentices.
Disability advisers can advise on the types of support available to help manage your studies. This may include extensions on written assignments, extra time for exams and/or the provision of note takers, communicators, study skills tutors and mentors.
If you have a specific learning difficulty, you will need to provide a copy of your diagnostic assessment in order to access support for your studies. It may be that you need an up-to-date assessment carried out and disability advisers can support you in finding a suitably qualified assessor. Disability advisers can also advise you about any funds or bursaries available to you to help meet the cost of a diagnostic assessment.
The University’s halls of residence have accessible rooms on all campuses. These rooms tend to be larger than the other rooms in halls with more accessible bathroom facilities and flexible interiors to suit the level of need required.
If you have any special requirements for accommodation, please contact the accommodation team and ensure you outline any requirements on your accommodation application form.
Personal Mobility and Emergency Plans (PMEPs)
PMEPs are designed to identify any reasonable adjustments required to ensure disabled students can safely access university premises and facilities. PMEPs also specify procedures to ensure safe evacuation in the event of an emergency. Any student identified as requiring an individual plan will need to meet with a disability adviser on campus to complete a PMEP.
The University’s inter-site bus and local Stagecoach buses provide low-level access to people with mobility difficulties. You can also speak to a disability adviser about applying for DSA as you might be eligible for travel costs.
There are accessible parking spaces on each campus which you’ll need a blue badge to use. To register this with the parking team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Band 4 Specialist Access and Learning Facilitators
- Specialist Mentor – Mental Health Difficulties (MH) – £60/per hour standard rate (in person or via MS teams)
- Specialist Mentor – Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) – £60/per hour standard rate (in person or via MS Teams)
- Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) – £55/per hour standard rate (in person or via MS Teams)
- Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) – £55/per hour standard rate (in person or via MS Teams)
VAT is not applicable to the above.
Note: The NMH provider does not provide the following services: Distance learning and Remote delivery.
Disability, Dyslexia and Learning Support team
Park Campus – HL-107
University of Gloucestershire
You can make an appointment to see one of the disability advisers by contacting us directly, or by making an appointment through one of the Student Helpzones.
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