Support sessions

Advice sessions

We run 15-minute one-to-one advice sessions across all of our campuses, where students can ask a dyslexia specialist for advice, or ask questions about such things as:

  • your support arrangements
  • exam arrangements
  • applying for Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs)
  • any questions relating to Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)s.

Sessions are bookable from 8.30 am on the day of the session. You can attend any of the following advice sessions:

Advice sessions timetable (from Monday 2 October 2017)

Mondays 10.30am – 11.30am. Tuesday to Friday 2 pm – 3 pm. Please report to the Student Services Centre reception, Lower Ground Floor, Newton-Arkwright, City.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm – 3 pm. Please report to the Student Services Centre reception, Clifton Campus.

Please ring us on 0115 848 4120 to book a convenient appointment with an SpLD Specialist.

All advice sessions take place during term time only.

Students can book an advice session by calling 0115 848 4120. Alternatively you can visit the Student Services Centre reception desks on the campus where you want your Advice Session to take place. You must book your session on the day you wish to attend.

Specialist one-to-one support through the Disabled Students' Allowances

What we offer:

One to One Support is available to students who have a post-16 diagnostic assessment and is funded through Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). It is important to note that we are not able to give subject specific guidance. We provide one-to-one support sessions that are tailored to your needs and develop your skills in:

  • Understanding your thinking and learning style
  • Writing: Planning, drafting, editing, proof-reading strategies
  • Time Management and Organisation: Meeting deadlines, handing in on time, action plans, sorting your diary
  • Skill Development: Reading and spelling skills, comprehension, note-taking, reading fluency, research
  • Presentations: Plan – Revise – Rehearse. Posters, PowerPoint
  • Planning and Structuring Techniques: Mind Mapping, prioritising
  • Examination and Assessments: Revision techniques, memory, sign-posting to useful sources of support for stress management, managing your extra time
  • Use of Assistive Technologies

If we are unable to see you for any reason, for example staff illness, we will contact you to rearrange your appointment. DSA funding will not be claimed for sessions cancelled by the Dyslexia Support Team.

What we expect from you:

To book: It is your responsibility to book sessions in advance. To do this, please ring 0115 848 4120. Alternatively please email your availability to attend an appointment over the next two weeks to Please note that during peak times, there may be a high demand for this service and we advise you to book an appointment at least two weeks in advance.

Preparation for the session: To get the most out of your sessions, it is important to arrive promptly and to consider in advance what you want to work on. If you are bringing work, please place it on your preferred device, e.g. memory stick, laptop, paper etc. You are responsible for ensuring your work is saved onto the device.

Academic conduct: It is your responsibility to ensure that your work meets the academic regulations required by Nottingham Trent University.

Managing your support sessions: You have been awarded a set number of sessions to use over the year. Please note, your DSA will be charged if you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours' notice. This will reduce your available DSA Funding.

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend your arranged support, you are responsible for contacting NTU to cancel the session. Please contact 0115 848 4120 or email giving at least 24 hours' notice.

DSA Funding will be claimed if the session is cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice. 

DSA funding is only available to fund two missed sessions in a term. After two missed sessions in any one term, any further appointments with your support worker may be cancelled.

Signed confirmations fro reclaiming DSA funding: You will be asked to sign a time sheet to confirm the hours of NHM support you have received. It is very important that you do this to allow NTU to reclaim funding for your support. Failure to do so may mean you could be liable for the full cost of your support.


Contact us
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4120