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Brunel University London

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Brunel University of London

The aim of the Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS) at Brunel University London is to give expert advice and support to all disabled students so that they can fulfil their potential. The DDS works with a large number of students, many of whom never think of themselves as disabled. This includes people with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mental health conditions such as anxiety, and medical conditions such as epilepsy and arthritis.

Contact Us

Disability and Dyslexia Service:

Tel: +44 (0)1895 265213

Email: disability@brunel.ac.uk

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Support we offer

icon Accessible learning spaces

icon  Adapted accommodation

icon Campus tours

icon Pre-entry transition programme or equivalent support

icon Specialist knowledge in disability service

icon Specialist groups or disabled students’ network

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Additional details about support

Funding for SpLD Assessment

Can a student be referred for a Specific Learning  Differences  (SpLD) Assessment with a Specialist teacher or Educational Psychologist through the University and is there funding available for an SpLD assessment?

Students can be referred for a Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) Assessment with a Specialist teacher or Educational Psychologist through the University.  During 2016/17 the full cost of the diagnostic assessment will be paid by the University

Disability Adviser available

Are there specialist staff available to talk to within the service?  Is there a disability officer or a disability adviser for students to talk to?

There are 6 specialist Disability Advisers within the Disability and Dyslexia service

Support from academic staff

Is advice and support available from academic staff within the faculties of the University?   How do students access this advice and support?

All students  are allocated a Personal Tutor.  Personal Tutors have office hours when students can go and see them.

One-to-one mentoring support

Are there any additional services available such as mentoring, counselling services or a buddy scheme to help a new student to settle in if needed?

The Disability and Dyslexia Service provides a mentoring service for students who are recommended mentoring when they apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances.  The University provides a Counselling Service which is available free of charge to all students.  The University also has a ‘Brunel Buddies’ scheme where new students are matched with current students to help them settle in.

Specialist Support groups

Are there specialist  support groups  or a disabled  students network available at the University?

The Disability and Dyslexia Service facilitates an Asperger Social Group which meets fortnightly during term time. The Union of Brunel Students has a Disability Officer to represent the interests of all disabled students.

Adapted accommodation in halls

Is adapted accommodation and specialist equipment available in halls of residence?

Yes

One-to-One / Group Study Skills

Does the institution provide support with arranging One to one/Group study skills sessions?

The Disability and Dyslexia Service provides one to one study skills sessions for students who are recommended this via Disabled  students’ Allowances (DSA). Students who are ineligible for DSA and who have a Specific Learning Difficulty may also be able to access one to one study skills sessions if required.