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Policies

The Academic Learning Support team helps you develop your skills so you can learn more effectively.

One form of support is 50-minute, one-to-one appointments with an ALS tutor. Two-to-one appointments are also encouraged. Students can have up to two appointments per month or two per piece of work. All appointments are confidential.

We do not offer a proofreading service. For International students, English Language support may be provided by the English for Academic Purposes service. For more details, follow this link.

Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity Support offers one-to-one specialist support to students with formally identified Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs), including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD. We can also liaise with academic departments and other services, including sending formal recommendations of ‘reasonable adjustments’.

You must register with Neurodiversity Support first by emailing as much evidence as possible for review (for example, a signed diagnostic assessment report). If it meets our registration criteria, we will invite you to book a registration appointment (if not, individualised advice will be given).

If you do not have sufficient evidence, or you believe you may have a learning difference but have not yet investigated this, you can book a screening. If the screening shows positive indicators of an SpLD, you can be referred for a full diagnostic assessment (funding would be explained during this appointment).

The assessment report highlights strengths and weaknesses, and if the assessment is positive (i.e. an identification of SpLD(s) is made) it will make recommendations for support, which could include exam arrangements if you are found to be eligible.

Financial support may available for some students, for example, Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). This is discussed as part of the registration appointment.

Disability

The Disability Support team at City, University of London works with students with a range of disabilities and long-term health conditions to identify strategies and reasonable adjustments which will enhance the learning experience of students, and give students the opportunity to gain qualifications which fully reflect their capabilities.

To receive support from the Disability Service, students are required to attend a registration appointment with a Disability Advisor and provide recent medical evidence of their disability or medical condition – see our list of FAQs for details.

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.