Bournemouth University provides a range of support services and equipment to help students with a variety of needs excel during their studies. This includes:
- Providing essential software to all students, regardless of disability, if it is part of the degree course being studied. It does not provide disability-related hardware except for one Intel Reader and a Brailing machine.
- Providing the software TextHelp and Inspiration on PCs in two 24-hour open-access centres; one on Talbot Campus and the other on Lansdowne Campus.
- Delivering a range of generic non-academic support that all students can access including: counselling, a chaplaincy, a GP surgery, a Student Emotional Wellbeing Service, and ALS Ambassadors (student voluntary support).
- Providing specific academic support for all SpLD or disabled students to access through our Additional Learning Support and Disability Services. This support is available for DSA-funded and non-DSA funded students.
- Focusing on inclusive IT access for all students and promoting free downloadable software/apps.
- Providing a Student Hardship Fund that any BU student can access if in financial need.