Students with dyslexia form the largest group of disabled students at Oxford Brookes University. Although there are many theories about dyslexia, it is generally accepted that a dyslexic brain processes language differently from a non-dyslexic brain. Although reading is the primary area affected, dyslexia has an impact on other areas. Some students will arrive at Oxford Brookes with a diagnosis of dyslexia, but others will only be identified while they are students.
Teaching staff can help by being alert for students who display dyslexic characteristics, and suggesting that they contact the Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Support Team for a discussion. Dyslexic students often achieve high results once they have developed effective individual methods of working.