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New advice session for students with specific learning needs

Do you have a disability and need extra support to take part in lectures, seminars or help with taking exams? Are you struggling to take part in class or lectures, and think you may need extra support?

A weekly learning support advice session for Business School students starts on Thursday 3 October 2019 from 9am to 12 noon, room G39, Jubilee Building. Ask at the Business School reception for room G39.

The sessions are run by Claire Townsend, Disability Advisor for Specific Learning Differences, Student Support Unit, to provide advice and assessment for students with specific learning needs. There's no need to book, just drop in!

Students eligible for support can often struggle with reading, writing, organisation, time-keeping, or concentration. You can attend an advice session to find out whether you would be eligible for extra support. If you are eligible, Standard Reasonable Adjustments include: 25% extra time for exams, school notification and penalty waiver.

Please note: If you need additional support to take exams, you must apply by Thursday 31 October 2019. You can find further details on the Student Support Unit webpagesemail the disability support team, or come along to a Thursday advice session.

Frequently asked questions

Q: I’m in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance and need special equipment or other help to participate in class. What should I do?

A: If a student has been assessed for equipment then they will have received a letter from the DSA which will explain how they organise delivery of equipment and training to use it.

Q: I am struggling to take part in classes and lectures and I think I may need extra help. What should I do?

A: Attend drop-in and talk issues through with an advisor.

Q: I haven’t been diagnosed with learning support needs but I think I may have some, what should I do?

A: An advisor will be able to signpost for assessment.

Q: I’m an overseas student with specific learning support needs; can I apply for funding for special equipment or other help?

A: Yes, an advisor will assess need and make a request for support.

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex Business School
Last updated: Thursday, 3 October 2019