Additional learning support for higher education students
Support is available for the following if you are eligible for a Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). Under the Equality Act, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a student’s ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. These disabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties
- Hearing or visual impairment
- Mobility problems
- Chronic illness
- Autism and Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, OCD
- Mental health difficulities
- Other unseen disabilities (for example, epilepsy)
- Long term health condition
You may be offered specialist equipment, software and/or specialist support to assist with your studies. We also have a team of facilitators who can provide in-class support such as practical support, note-taking and library assistance.
If you feel that you may need additional support, it is recommended that you contact the Higher Education (HE) Disability Coordinator, Lee Baeza, on firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you are eligible to apply for DSA and for assistance and guidance throughout the application process.
To be eligible, you must also be on an undergraduate course that lasts at least a year and you must qualify for student finance from Student Finance England (students from Wales or Scotland should contact Student Finance Wales or Student Finance Scotland for advice about eligibility terms). More information about eligibility can be found on the following website:
Drop-in sessions for all students
We also run the following drop-in sessions for students to get additional academic support with:
Coursework and assignments
Revision and exam techniques
Planning and organisation
Basic computer skills
Maths & English
English for speakers of other languages
West Durrington Campus
In the seminar room in LRC1 (first floor library), on Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 1.30pm.
Central Brighton Campus
In the LRC/library, Monday to Friday from 12:30pm to 1.30pm
Shoreham Airport Campus
In the library on Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
In the library on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1.30pm
For more information, contact Lee Baeza, the HE (Higher Education) Disability Coordinator on email@example.com or 01903 273392.