What is Additional Learning Support?
A confidential support service for Disabled & Dyslexic students
ALS offer support to students with a range of difficulties including;
- Asperger Syndrome/ Autism
- Medical conditions that have a long term effect e.g. M.E., Crohn’s Disease or epilepsy
- Mental health difficulties e.g. long term depression and anxiety
- Mobility difficulties including RSI
- Sensory impairments
- Specific Learning Difficulties e.g. dyslexia or dyspraxia, ADD
ALS can give you advice about funding study related support from the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). ALS will assess your needs based on your recent medical or psychologist report. The following examples show the kind of support that we offer if appropriate:
- Access to the Assistive Technology Centre (ATC)
- Extended borrowing services in the Library (Assist Card) and Fetch and Collect Service.
- Learning Support (one- to- one)
- Liaison with external providers, e.g. Student Finance England, NHS Student Grants Unit and Social Services.
- Liaison with University Departments and Services
- Note taking
- Referral for dyslexia assessments
- Examination adjustments (e.g. extra time)
Initial interviews with a Disability Advisor take place Monday to Friday from 0900 – 1700. Contact ALS:
Tel: 01483 689609 (#9 9609 from the residences)
Visit us on the 4th floor of the University Library. Reception is open from 0830-1600