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Study Skills Sessions

Students with either a specific learning difference (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, or ADHD) or autism can have regular sessions with a specialist study skills tutor, funded through Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

Tutorials may help with:

  • Reading, note taking and research skills
  • Assignment writing for different types of academic assignment: planning, structure, writing style, referencing and proof-reading strategies
  • Presentation skills
  • Spelling strategies      
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Exam and revision strategies
  • Memory techniques

Study skills support is different from other academic support. Your specialist study skills tutor will tailor the individual sessions to meet your individual needs by considering the following:

  • How you study, and trying out different strategies
  • What motivates you in your studies
  • Tutorials will be well structured, help you to set goals for your progress
  • Sessions will be manageable and taught at your pace
  • Strategies will be repeated where necessary, these may be related to reading, writing and other forms of communication

You will be allocated a qualified specialist tutor who will give you one-to-one tutorials. In your first session you and your tutor will decide on learning objectives to cover in the tutorials. Tutorials will:

  • Teach you visual, listening or movement strategies
  • Be based around your current assignments, but your tutor will not proof-read your assignment or teach you your subject
  • Normally be weekly for one hour, but we may be able to recommend more tutoring hours if you need them.

If you already have DSA funding for a specialist study skills tutor, please complete the study skills booking form. If you would like help applying for DSA funding, please make an appointment with a disability advisor.