Brunel University London
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.
Disability and Dyslexia Service:
Tel: +44 (0)1895 265213
More provision of support
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Support we offer
Accessible learning spaces
Pre-entry transition programme or equivalent support
Specialist knowledge in disability service
Specialist groups or disabled students’ network
Support available from academic staff
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?
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.