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For Needs Assessors

Students are encouraged to meet with a Disability Adviser to discuss their support needs and agree on a Student Support Plan. This plan includes details about the student’s study difficulties and our recommended reasonable adjustments, including accommodations for exams. With the consent of the student, the Student Support Plan is shared with appropriate academic and support staff. Please note that exam accommodations must be agreed and communicated to the exams team at least 4 weeks prior to an exam.

Loan equipment is available including digital recorders, laptops and assistive software. A student can speak with a Disability Adviser if they feel they require loan equipment until their DSA is approved and received.

The University of Sunderland is a registered provider of Band 4 Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support (SpLD and AS) for students registered at the university. See further details and contact information.

New students are issued with an Office 365 account when enrolling, they can access O365 via a web browser: https://portal.office.com, via desktop apps like Word, Excel, etc. or via a OneDrive desktop client (for Windows 10/Mac devices only). More information can be found here.

Lecture recordings are available via reView (powered by Panopto) Recordings in reView are viewable on most browsers and mobile devices. The recording of lectures is not mandatory and not all lecture content may be made available.

The university do not currently offer financial support to assist students with their £200 contribution towards a computer.  

Computing facilities are available in both University libraries and across other areas of both campuses.  Students can print directly from a University connected computer or use PrintOnLine which enables printing from a laptop or any device connected to the internet. Students can scan documents to their university email account or photocopy using printers in both libraries or any publicly accessible printer on campus

Mindjet MindManager 2016 and Read&Write are networked across all student computers on campus. Other assistive software is available on a limited number of computers, this includes Dolphin SuperNova, ClaroRead Pro and Dragon NaturallySpeaking. For further details please visit the University Library Services page.

The University of Sunderland’s Library Services offer Study Skills support but without any specialism i.e. for students with dyslexia.

If you have any further queries or require specific information please feel free to contact us


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