HE Learning Support

Academic Support provides study support to students with a range of learning differences, the most common of which is dyslexia.  There is a strong link between dyslexia and the arts and our Dyslexia and Academic Support team can give specialist advice and support for students who have, or think that you might have, dyslexia.

 Study support is available for all students via General study skills drop-in sessions which operate on a first come first served basis.

DSA support is also available for students who have long-term conditions relating to mental or physical health as well as conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder or ADHD.

 The Study Support Service offers:

  • Confidential, informal discussions about dyslexia and other specific learning differences
  • Formal screening for those who think that they might be dyslexic but have never been assessed
  • Support with arranging Educational Psychologists’ reports or applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Weekly tutorials for students with dyslexia who are receiving the Disabled Student Allowance. Dyslexia support tutors help with interpreting assignment briefs, time-management, essay planning and writing and developing reading and research skills. Watch our videos about students learning with dyslexia.
  •  Academic Writing courses to support essay and dissertation work. This support is available to all students.
  • Drop-in support tutorials for help with research, written work and organising your workload. These tutorials are open to all students 

 For further information about the Dyslexia and Study Support Service, please contact  Head of Student Support Katrina Welsh katrina.welsh@leeds-art.ac.uk