Study coaching

If you receive Disabled Students’ Allowance while studying at university, you will usually be allocated a number of hours of study coaching.  The normal number of hours is one hour per week (30 hours in total).  It can be more than this, however.  You can sometimes also get time with a mentor, as well as other study aids and assistive technology.

Study coaching is unique to you and delivered one-to-one.  The study coach will plan out the things you can cover and the things you need.  There are strict guidelines on what a study coach can or cannot do (they cannot do the work for you, or act on your behalf).  The idea is to help you achieve your qualification without being disadvantaged by dyslexia.

Several Dyslexia Positive members act as study coaches.  You can specify you want one of us (and we get paid directly by Student Finance England), or you might find yourself with us through one of the agencies that provide study coaching at your university.

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