One of our USW Bloggers, Charlie, has created a vlog about dealing with Dyslexia and the support available at university:
If you are studying at one of our partner colleges please contact your college.
If you are a USW student and you suspect that you may have dyslexia or another SpLD / require an up to date assessment, the Disability Service can help to arrange an on site assessment with an appropriately qualified assessor. The Disability Service works in partnership with the Dyscovery Centre who offer high quality diagnostic assessment services to USW students.
If you are studying at a USW partner college please contact your college.
Once you have completed the screener, if your feedback indicates characteristics of Dyslexia please make an appointment with a Disability Adviser to discuss your next steps.
The cost of a diagnostic assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia within the University is £300.
Support with this cost may be available for 'Home’ and ‘EU’ students studying at USW campuses and enrolled for a minimum of 60 credits.
Diagnostic Assessment Support Fund:
Please note that the Fund is limited and assistance is not guaranteed, funding is allocated on a first come first served basis and is not means tested – THIS FUND IS NOW EXHAUSTED.
Student Support Fund:
Please note that the Fund is limited and assistance is not guaranteed. Diagnostic assessment funding may be available depending on an assessment of your financial circumstances.
If you wish to proceed with arranging an assessment, you should make an appointment to meet with a Disability Adviser who will discuss your assessment requirements and fee payment / funding options and, assist you in arranging an assessment if appropriate.
A Disability Adviser will contact you to discuss the next steps once we receive a copy of your final report. This may include sending a copy of your diagnostic assessment report to your funding body to apply for Disabled Students Allowance.