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Adviser appointments

Adviser appointments to set up provision, including:

  • Staff awareness
    Access Solent advisers work with students to identify key information which can usefully be shared with relevant staff within the University. For example, sharing background information and helpful study strategies can enable schools teams to facilitate learning. Please note: permission is sought before information is shared.

  • Alternative arrangements for assessment
    Examples include additional time, breaks, use of assistive technology, reader, scribe, or separate venue.

  • Support with Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) applications

  • Individual learning support
    Access Solent staff can help provide specialist study skills tutorials, academic mentoring, notetaking and library support.

  • Assistive technology
    Short-term loan of assistive technology (eg digital voice recorders or laptop with assistive technology) and use of two assistive technology centres (ATCs) in A013 and ML206.  There is an IT Tutor available in the mornings for guidance.

No confirmed diagnosis?

Access Solent can support students who need a new or updated diagnostic assessment.

General Practitioners (GPs) can diagnosis most conditions, including AD(H)D and the autism spectrum. However, some specific learning difficulties are not diagnosed medically. A free screening service is available to students which can pick up indicators of dyslexia, dyspraxia and AD(H)D; and identify how a full diagnostic assessment may be helpful.

Further support available in the University

  • Information librarians
  • Assistive software on the student network
    TextHelp Read and Write is a screenreading software available across the network
  • Adapted accommodation in University residences 
  • Permits for car parking for blue badge holders
  • Communication support, eg lip-speaker or sign language, can be organised as relevant

Page last updated on Monday 17 August 2015 at 12.19pm.


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