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Information for students

Some students have disabilities and may require different levels of support during their time at university and may be entitled to a range of non-medical help as listed below.

The following will give you some idea regarding the type of support we can provide:

Band 1

  • Practical support in your sessions, for example, art studio / laboratory assistance.
  • Accessing books in the library.
  • Orientation for students who may have visual impairment.
  • Text checking (proof reading assignments).

Band 2

  • Note taking.
  • Exam reader / scribe.
  • Assistance with organising your timetable and academic tasks.
  • Assistance with managing your time to help you meet your deadlines.

Band 3

Transcribing interviews for research assignments.

Band 4

The University of Cumbria provides specialist study skills tuition for students with SpLD and disabled students. Tuition may help you with the following:

  • Understanding your learning style
  • Research techniques
  • Understanding more about your memory
  • Planning written work or presentations
  • Essay writing
  • Effective use of IT
  • Use of colour
  • Developing proofreading skills
  • Critical / analytical thinking
  • Mind mapping
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Oral presentations
  • Revision techniques and exam preparation
  • Note making
  • Referencing and bibliographies

If you have any queries regarding the support service, please contact us on

Non-medical help charges (for use by Assessment Bodies)

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