Once you have provided us with information about your disability, we will make every effort to introduce reasonable adjustments for you straight away, and ensure that all relevant parties within the University are aware of your needs. We may need medical evidence of your situation, so it is usually best to provide this when you return the questionnaire we send you. You will receive the questionnaire once you have applied to study with us.
After you have given us a copy of your Assessment Centre Report, we will circulate relevant sections of the report to departments within the University that need to be aware of your needs. This will usually include your course team and may also include Accommodation, Learning Development, and the Library, as applicable. Student Advice will liaise with these departments to help ensure that the recommendations set out in your Assessment Centre report are put in place. We can also provide assistance to help you obtain assistive technology or specialist support that may have been recommended.
Student Advice will be happy to go through your Assessment Centre report with you, if you wish. This process gives you the opportunity to raise any concerns you may have, and ensures we are doing all we can to support you in your studies.
If you encounter any difficulties, or feel that you are not getting the assistance you had hoped to receive, please contact Student Advice straight away. We will be happy to discuss your situation in a confidential environment and we can explore options that may help to resolve the issues you are facing.
Students with access needs (disabilities, specific learning differences, or mental health conditions) may require “non-medical help” support packages be put in place to ensure effective engagement with their studies. Student Advice can liaise with you and providers of support to make sure appropriate and relevant support is in place for your individual needs. The services we can help to arrange include the following:
- Note Taker
- Proof Reader
- Library Research Assistant
- Examination Support
- Sighted Guide
- Personal Mentor
- Autistic Spectrum Condition Specialist Support
- Study Skills Coach
Study Skills Tutors
1:1 academic study skills support is available for students diagnosed with a recognised specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, or ADHD). BGU’s in-house Study Skills service is temporarily unavailable, however, other providers are available if you would like to choose to access support from them instead.
BGU’s preferred suppliers for Study Skills support are:
- Clear Links
- Higher Education Dyslexia Specialists
1:1 academic study skills support can provide you with:
- Reading and note taking strategies
- Time management and personal organisation
- Essay and assignment structure
- Sentence and paragraph structure
- Revision strategies
- Examination techniques
- Memory and mind mapping
Student Advice Contacts
Our contact details can be found in our Contact Us page.