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Student Disability & WellbeingPart of Student Services

Ways we support you

If you are a student with dyslexia or dyspraxia, study tasks that others find routine can be challenging and the struggle to keep up can be discouraging. Our tutors are experienced and friendly and will help you reach your potential as a student. Find out more below about the ways we can support you.

Study Skills Support

Study Skills Support is an opportunity to meet 1:1 with a specialist practitioner (no appointment necessary) for practical study advice and support.

Study Skills Support takes place in the pods in the AT Suite (room 2047) on level 2 in Hartley Library and is available:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday (term time) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday (vacation period) 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  


Study Workshops

Enabling Services offer a range of specialist study workshops designed for students with an SpLD, including 'Assignment Planning' and 'Revision and Memory'. For more information and to book onto a workshop please refer to our Events Page.

Study Skills Tutorials

Students with DSA which recommends Study Skills with the University of Southampton can book 1:1 Study Skills tutorials Monday to Friday with a specialist practitioner at Highfield or WSA campus.

1:1 tutorials are an opportunity to meet with a specialist SpLD practitioner who can help students build up their transferable skills to develop writing techniques, reading efficiency, improve exam methods and time management.

During tutorials, specialist practitioners can also help students identify their personal study skills needs and develop a tailored study skills programme. This could include planning written assignments, research strategies, note taking, revision techniques and much more.

Study skills tutorials can be booked by contacting Enabling Services.


Becoming self-reliant with your study skills is a goal we encourage. Our team can advise you about many excellent sources of self-help, and you can also visit the resources page.

Assistive Technology

The University has computers dedicated to helping students with disabilities or SpLDs at various campuses, with assistive software installed. Click here to learn more about assistive technology, available software where to find it.

Disabled Students Allowance

We can help with general enquires about your Disabled Students Allowance as well as ensuring you have the relevant support in place to assist you with your studies.

Working with academic staff on your behalf

We liaise with University Faculties and Academic Units to make sure that learning and teaching are as inclusive and accessible as possible.

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