Introduction to university support
We are here to support you throughout your studies and offer reasonable adjustments to ensure you have all the tools to succeed on your course. Our Reasonable Adjustments Questionnaires outline the support available at the University.
These guides will give you a picture of the type of support we offer:
- Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia/Dyspraxia/Dyscalculia/ADHD/Visual Stress) (Word Doc.)
- Autism Spectrum Conditions/Asperger’s Syndrome (Word Doc.)
- Mental Health Conditions (Word Doc.)
- Health Conditions (including mobility difficulties) (Word Doc.)
- Visual Impairments (Word Doc.)
- Deaf/Hearing Impairments (Word Doc.)
Please contact us if you need any of these forms in an alternative format or have any questions.
Documentation we need to offer you support
Disabilities and long term health conditions
If you have autism, a mental health condition, health condition or mobility difficulty, visual impairment or are deaf/hearing impaired, we will need you to give us supporting evidence of your disability, e.g. a letter from your doctor or medical professional, audiogram.
If your existing evidence doesn’t include a diagnosis of your condition, please download and take the Medical Evidence Request form (PDF) to your GP or another medical professional for them to complete. Please note all evidence needs to be in English and on headed paper.
Dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
A full diagnostic report done after the age of 16, by an appropriately qualified assessor (a Charted Educational Psychologist or Specialist Teacher with an Assessment Practising Certificate).
AD(HD) and dyspraxia
A signed letter from a suitably qualified professional (e.g. psychiatrist, occupational therapist).
- The evidence needs to be in English and on headed paper
- We cannot accept JCQ forms
If your documentation does not meet these criteria, or you are unsure whether it does, please contact us for advice.
Screening for dyslexia or dyspraxia - current students
If you think you may have dyslexia or dyspraxia, but have never had any tests done, you can now do your screening online:
We advise that you fill in both checklists and follow the instructions after you have received your score. If you have any questions about screening before or after your screening, please book a drop in session (10 mins).
Specialist one-to-one tuition
We offer Specialist one to one tuition if this has been recommended through DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowances) with the University of Westminster or if this has been arranged by our team.
These sessions cover things such as planning assignments, essay writing, revision and exam technique and aims to develop your autonomy in the learning environment.
Booking your DSA needs assessment
If you have applied for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), have been told by Student Finance England (SFE) that you are eligible to receive the DSA, and now wish to book your DSA needs assessment, please go to the DSA assessment page.