Additional Learning Support (ALS)
ALS is the University’s disabilities and neurodiversity service. It consists of a group of specialist staff who are committed to promoting equality of educational opportunity for students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.
The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.
The team supports students with:
- Medical conditions that have a long-term effect, e.g. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Crohn’s disease or epilepsy
- Mental health conditions, e.g. long-term depression and anxiety
- Mobility difficulties, including repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Sensory impairments
- Specific learning differences, e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia or attention deficit disorder (ADD)
See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.