UEL understands that some students do not wish to disclose a disability and has worked hard to ensure that there are sufficient anticipatory adjustments in place to support students wherever possible. The following support is freely available to all students:
- 'Texthelp Read and Write' (text-to-speech software with specialist dyslexia-friendly functions) and 'Inspiration' (mind mapping/organisational software) are networked and available from the Skillzone drop-down menu on all computers.
- Microsoft enlarging software is available under "accessibility" from the main menu on all computers.
Access to study support
- Skillzone provides access to individual sessions and taught sessions to assist students who want assistance with their studies.
- All courses include skills modules to help students to develop their skills at all academic levels.
- The Write it Right portal provides online help with essay writing.
- All Schools run internal skills courses customised to the needs of their student cohort. Information about what is available can be obtained from your Student Support Hub.
- You can see your tutors during 'Office Hours’ when they are available to see students to help with course-related issues.
- Course support, including copies of overheads used in lectures, is provided via Moodle/UELDirect.
- Automatic extended deadlines. All deadlines automatically include 25% extra time as inclusive practice.
- The personal tutor scheme provides access to individualised advice and guidance.
- The Health and Wellbeing Service can provide advice and guidance on a wide range of issues and can provide access to confidential counselling services.
- The Chaplaincy supports students of any denomination and those of none, and chaplains can provide confidential support to students.
If you require any additional individual adjustments to those mentioned above, you will need to formally register with the Disability & Dyslexia team who will be happy to help you. Contact us to register.