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  1. Learning Support
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Learning Support

Learning support at City is provided by the three teams: Disability Support, Neurodiversity Support and Academic Learning Support.

Disability Support

The Disability Support Team offers advice, guidance and support. We offer one-to-one consultations during which we can discuss:

  • How your disability is affecting your studies
  • What adjustments can be made to enable you to get the most out of your studies
  • Special Examination arrangements where applicable
  • Liaison with academic staff, hall mangers, library staff, etc. to ensure support is put in place
  • Funding options that may be available to assist with your additional support needs including applying for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)
  • Organising support workers where applicable.

Neurodiversity Support

The Neurodiversity Support Team offers assistance to students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs). Provision includes:

  • SpLD screenings
  • Full diagnostic assessments
  • Specialist one-to-one support
  • Advice on dyslexia and other SpLDs
  • Advice on Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) and other available funding
  • Special Examination arrangements where applicable
  • Liaison with academic staff, administrative staff and library staff in order to implement "reasonable adjustments"

Academic Skills Team

The Academic Skills Team aims to help develop students' skills so that they can learn more effectively.

The range of help includes:

  • Study skills, such as reading strategies and essay planning
  • Writing skills, including critical thinking
  • Meeting the assessment criteria of your assignment
  • Time management
  • Revision and exam techniques
  • and much more

They offer one-to-one academic skills tutorials, by appointment, to all City students. In addition, group workshops are held throughout the year on range of study skills topic. These sessions are open to all students.

Mental Health Service

You can access advice and support in relation to your mental health from the Mental Health Service. Find out more on the Mental Health Service web pages or contact the team via