London South Bank University
Disability and mental health support
The Disability & Dyslexia Support Service (DDS) at LSBU is a dedicated service for students who have a disability or SpLD. We provide advice on available support and will help coordinate support to ensure that there are no barriers to a students learning, enabling them to get the most out of their studies. The DDS team also works closely with academic and faculty staff to help develop Inclusive Learning Strategies and recommend individual adjustments where necessary.
Disability & Dyslexia Support (DDS): Disability Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7815 6454
More provision of support
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Support we offer
Accessible learning spaces
Specialist knowledge in disability service
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?
Disability and Dyslexia Support offers free screening and based on the screening outcomes can forward students for an educational psychologist’s assessment with funding support available.
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?
Yes. In the Disability and Dyslexia support team. Students can book one to one appointments with disability advisers.
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?
Yes applicant students can contact academic teams either through open days and welcome events or the Course Enquiries team: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/contact-us. Once enrolled students will have an academic course team that they can contact with queries.
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?
We advise and help students to receive Learning Mentoring which is provided by an external agency. The university has a comprehensive induction programme. Students in halls have regular halls meetings. We have a Mental Health and Wellbeing team available to all students with referrals to counselling.
Specialist Support groups
Are there specialist support groups or a disabled students network available at the University?
The SU has an elected Disabled Students’ Officer and the DDS team carries out student engagement projects over the academic year.
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?
DDS would discuss with the students what support needs they may have and how the University would make reasonable adjustments.