Preparing for university study if you have dyslexia

The move from school or college to university may seem daunting. Most students have some initial concerns, often about what is expected at this level of study. However, after the first few weeks, they soon settle in to academic life. These pages contain a series of short videos and some supporting resources to help ease your transition to university.

What our students say
A video in which students with dyslexia or dyspraxia discuss their early experiences at university.

Effective note-taking tips
A video about effective note-taking with an exercise designed to help develop your skills.

Disabled Students’ Allowances
A video about the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) and the benefits for students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.

Disclosing your dyslexia or specific learning difficulty
How to tell the university if you have dyslexia, dyspraxia, or another specific learning difficulty.

Accessing support for specific learning difficulties
Further information on support available if you have dyslexia, dyspraxia, or another specific learning difficulty.

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