Learning and study skills support for disabled students

Computing facilities

Software and equipment are available in the open access labs. This includes assistive technologies if you have a visual impairment, dyslexia, or physical impairment. Contact us for details of access to departmental labs, eg. Biological Sciences, CSEE or Psychology.

Departmental support

Each department has a Departmental Disability Liaison Officer (DDLO). Their role is to assist you with any academic concerns.

Recorded lectures

Digital recordings of lectures at the Colchester Campus are available from the Listen Again service.


You will be registered with the Albert Sloman Library at the Colchester Campus as a user with individual needs for extensions to short term loans and options for renewal.

Study skills

Study support is available online via Moodle. The Talent Development Centre provides assessment, credit modules and training for all students at the University on a range of key academic and employment skills, including academic literacy; numeracy; English language; modern languages; library researching; computer skills; internet researching; preparing for work; and learning through work.

Study strategies tuition

One-to-one study strategies tuition can help you to develop a range of skills including:

  • note making and referencing
  • essay planning and time management
  • identifying and correcting patterns in spelling errors
  • clarity of expression
  • making full use of the library and other resources such as e-journals
  • improving learning and revision

This one-to-one tuition may be available if you are in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

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Need help?

If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.