Disability and Dyslexia
The disability, dyslexia and learning support service offers confidential, one-to-one support to students with disabilities, learning difficulties and medical conditions.
We can help with:
- Advisory visits to the university before you submit your application
- Advice on diagnosing specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia
- Support with applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
- Advice on disability access
- Awareness training
- Liaison with academic staff and student services regarding support needs
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.
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, ideally in advance of the start of their course.
The university’s inter-site bus and local Stagecoach buses provide low-level access to people with mobility difficulties. Some disabled students may also be entitled to an accessible parking permit. There are accessible parking bays on each campus.
Disability, dyslexia and learning support service
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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