If you have been formally identified with dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), please contact us to register as early as possible. Support is available to all students, regardless of fee status (Home / EU / International) or course level (UG / PG / PhD).

Please email your evidence (e.g. your diagnostic assessment report) to neurodiversity@city.ac.uk or visit us at the Learning Success reception desk, where we will review it on a case-by-case basis and let you know whether it meets our criteria. If it does not, we will advise you on next steps.

The Neurodiversity Support team offers individualised, one-to-one support sessions with specialist tutors to help you develop compensatory strategies and relevant study skills. These could include areas such as revision and memory techniques, organisational and time management strategies, and academic writing skills.

We also offer:

Opening hours

  • Monday to Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday - 10:30am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm

Information for final year students

Please be aware that due to report processing and turn-around times we will not be able to offer screening appointments or referrals for full diagnostic assessments to students within the last 5 months of their course end date. For final year undergraduates or students on single-year courses with an end date of 31st July, the cutoff date is Monday 12th February 2018. If it becomes too late to offer a screening/assessment, we could still offer an appointment for advice to discuss options that may be available.

Learning differences

We use the term 'learning difference' to refer to dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). Everyone has their own learning style and prefers to learn in different ways. No one person is the same and we do not like to put people into 'boxes', as everybody learns in different ways. The term 'neuro-diverse' means that learning differences can sometimes overlap each other.

If you think that you may have dyslexia and/or another learning difference, please take the time to look at the information below and consider booking an SpLD screening if it feels applicable.

City is the data controller in terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which will come into effect on the 25th May 2018. Learning Success will keep your information confidential and accessible to Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) staff in compliance with data protection legislation. Information collected will only be disclosed to relevant parties at your request and/or with your knowledge. Further information on City’s Privacy Notice for past, present and prospective students is available.