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Supporting your study

Additional Learning Support

When you come to study with us, we want you to be able to fulfil your potential. We want all of our students to develop into self-motivated, independent, lifelong learners and we offer a range of support to help you achieve this. 

Our supportive learning environment is particularly evident in the services we provide through our Additional Learning Support (ALS) team. This support is available to all our students, whether full or part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate, on or off campus. 

Support can be provided for students with:

  • Specific learning differences
  • Physical/sensory impairments
  • Medical conditions
  • Mental health issues
  • Temporary injuries.

If you have a condition which is likely to affect your personal learning over time, speak to us. If you think you have a learning difficulty that has not been identified yet, get in touch with us and we can guide you through the process to find out.

The main thing to be aware of when accessing ALS support is not your condition, but how it impacts on your learning and assessment. Find out more about how we can help you.

You can keep up to date with what the ALS team is up to - including Jack, our ALS dog - on our blog, levelplayingfields.

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA)

As well as the support we provide for you at university, you may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). You can find out more on our undergraduate funding page or on our postgraduate funding page, or contact us if you would like to talk about your eligibilty and applying for DSA.

You will also find useful information about DSA and how to apply for funding on the DSA Quality Assurance Group website.

If you are a DSA Assessor, please visit our DSA Assessors page for more information about how we support students.