What disability advice and support is available to you this summer

The Disability Advice and Support (DAS) team works with current students and applicants who have a wide range of disabilities. What some students may not know is that the service is open over the summer, offering various types of support. You can find out more about the advice and services available to you from the team below:

Disability Advice and Support

“If you’ve had a good year, but are wondering whether you are dyslexic because you:

  • struggle with written assignments
  • didn’t finish your exam papers because you ran out of time
  • seem to read more slowly than your friends
  • forget what you’ve just read, so have to read it again
  • spend a long time on your assignments but still rush to finish,

then please don’t leave it until you’re back at DMU in September to come and speak to us about your concerns.

Disability Advice and Support have a lot of experience in helping dyslexic students. We have recently been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award for our approach to helping dyslexic students, including our Dyslexia Screening Programme.

You can come to Student and Academic Services in the Student Gateway and ask to book a dyslexia screening appointment with DAS. If you can’t come in person, you can call us (0116 257 7595) or e-mail us (disability@dmu.ac.uk).

Are you taking exams in the August re-assessment period?

If you have deferred your end of year exams from April/May, or think you might need to re-sit and you usually have individual arrangements, then the following information is for you:

You will need to re-active your arrangements by sending the module codes and titles for your exams to the Examination Office – examinationoffice@dmu.ac.uk by the deadline, which applied to your course. For postgraduate and non-standard graduate programmes, e.g.: Midwifery, Nursing, etc., students will need to have their forms in at least six weeks before the date of the first exam. Standard undergraduate programmes must have the information sent by the 23rd of July 2014.

If you have a disability or other documented condition that means you cannot take your exams under the standard arrangements, but you haven’t applied for individual exam arrangements at DMU, you need to arrange an ‘Ask Here’ appointment with a Disability Officer in the Student Gateway (Gateway House) and bring your medical evidence and module codes and titles with you.

If you want to apply for arrangements due to a mental health condition, you will need to see a member of the Mental Health Inclusion Team. You can contact them by telephone (0116) 207 8789, or email mentalhealthadvice@dmu.ac.uk| .

Are you in Leicester in the summer? Want to get ahead and improve your grades?

Then the CLaSS (Centre of Learning and Study Support) workshops are for you! CLaSS will be hosting the following two workshop weeks, available to DMU students over the summer:

Improve your grades week 14th-17th July – these workshops are specifically designed for students who are re-sitting or re-submitting work

Get ahead and be prepared week 1st-3rd September – these workshops are for students preparing for the new academic year.

Workshop bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance from the ‘Library and Learning Services’ pages on the DMU website.

You can also book one-to-one tutorials with CLaSS by email: class@dmu.ac.uk, telephone (0116) 257 7042 or through the reception in the Kimberlin Library.

Find out more about CLaSS and their resources and services here.”

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