Support for students

  • Registration

    There is a registration system at Oxford Brookes for students with dyslexia/SpLD. Registering with the service means students will be entitled to extra time in exams, some benefits with library services and access to the blue card system. Also, registering means that academic staff will be informed about the student’s difficulties.

    Disabled Students' Allowance

    Students may receive DSA funding for the purchase of computer equipment, software, study skills support and some costs for books, photocopying and internet. Most home students, undergraduate and post-graduate, are eligible to apply for the DSA.

    Software

    Assistive Technology software, such as Texthelp and Inspiration, is available on pooled room computers. Go to Start –> All programs –> Study Tools –> Texthelp/Inspiration

    Specialist support tutors

    Specialist support tutors will help students develop independent coping strategies in:

    • Reading and researching techniques
    • Planning, organising and editing essays, reports and dissertations
    • Learning and memory techniques
    • Time management, e.g. prioritising
    • Revision and examination tips
    • Using the specialist software packages

    Specialist support tutors welcome liaising with academic staff, together with the student, to work more effectively as a team.

    Other services

    Upgrade offers a study advice service to all students, including students with dyslexia/SpLD.

    Information on support from subject librarian, longer book loans, photocopying allowance, reservation of short loan books, reference material and inter-library loans, colour video magnifier can be found on the library website.

    More information

    Useful information for staff on how to support students with SpLD at HE is at www.adshe.org.uk/ and www.brainhe.com.