Accessing learner support
Support at your college
There is a student support contact at every UHI academic partner who is able to provide a range of services. Learner support provided by campuses includes:
- Pre-entry guidance
- Provision of general advice and information
- Submission of Disabled Students' Allowance claims for non-medical personal helpers and/or assistive technology
- Assessing academic support needs
- Assessing special arrangements for examinations/assessment
- Help with assessment for dyslexia
- Help in organising personal support (e.g. note takers)
- Liaison with external agencies, where appropriate
- Help with arranging learning support
- Access to, and demonstrations of, specialist software and equipment
- Arranging appropriate access to campus buildings/parking/facilities
UHI is now validated to conduct needs assessments for our students wishing to apply for Disabled Students Allowance. If you think you may be eligible to claim DSA, a member of support services staff at your partner college will be pleased to discuss this with you.
Dyslexia sticker scheme
UHI runs a dyslexia sticker scheme to ensure that the work of all students is assessed in a way which neither penalises nor compensates for dyslexic attributes. If you think you might be eligible to use the sticker scheme, you should contact student support services staff at the UHI Academic Partner at which you are enrolled. Further information is also available from UHI's dyslexia guidance page.
A wide range of options are available to students and staff when looking at making reasonable adjustments to teaching and assessment practices. For more information on some of the options you may wish to discuss with student support staff and tutors the Open University has a website on Inclusive Teaching, the section on academic assessment is particularly useful.