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Disability support

Learning support

If you are dyslexic or have a specific learning difference (SpLD) there is lots of support available to you.

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We are committed to providing an inclusive experience for everyone who studies at the university. Adjustments may be made to support you on your course.

You can discuss any concerns you have with your Academic Tutor, Subject Director or a Disability Adviser. We will work together to find a solution which works for you. 

Examples of learning support adjustments include: 

  • Exam adjustments
  • Specialist equipment and software
  • Mentoring support or 1 to 1 specialist tuition
  • Assistive technology training
  • Library assistance
  • Adaptations to accommodation. 

Email disabilityadvice@yorksj.ac.uk or arrange to meet with a Disability Adviser to find out more about learning support.

You can also get help from our Academic Services team. They can help you develop your study skills and provide support with your academic assignments. Find out how to contact them on the Study skills page

Learning Support Plans

Learning Support Plans are written by Disability Advisers for students with additional needs.

Your Learning Support Plan provides your department with some information about your condition or need and how they can support you. This may include suggestions for exam adjustments, extensions or placements. 

To create a plan we will need:

  • A signed consent form
  • Supporting medical evidence

Your medical evidence must show how your disabilty, condition or need affects your studies. You can send us recent medical evidence or complete the Disability evidence form below. All evidence should be sent to your Disability Adviser or disabilityadvice@yorksj.ac.uk.

If you are not sure about your evidence, send what you have and we will let you know whether we can accept it. 

Disclosing a disability to York St John University opens up much needed opportunities for support and can even give you more confidence. I discovered this when I was allocated a specialist tutor. My tutor helped me to get my ideas down on paper through using spider diagrams and also taught me how to improve my study habits, as well as how to improve my writing skills. I found this really useful and it helped me to lower my anxiety about writing.
 Sarah Conroy, History and American Studies graduate

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