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Support at university

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:07 am
by kat95
Hi everybody, I have recently heard that I have got into university and it has suddenly dawned on me that I haven't really got any support in place ready for starting. I had access to a word processor for my GCSE and A level exams and extra time when this was not possible and it is kind of essential that I have access to the same arrangements at university. Does anybody know about how to go about arranging support? I do know about DSA and I am thinking about applying for it but is this essential to have exam arrangements? My other query is whether it is necessary to have an up to date psychological assessment as evidence as my assessment was done when I was 11.
Thank you guys, any replies would be appreciated.

Re: Support at university

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:23 am
by Steph
Hi Kat. Congratulations again on getting into university! :D Regarding the DSA, I would definitely apply for it ASAP as it can take up to 2 months to be processed. You will need a more up to date assessment than the one you had at the age of 11. I always had my DSA so I can't say whether you can get extra time without it but you will definitely need it to get a personal computer to use in exams if this is what you had in secondary school.

Re: Support at university

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:04 am
by nataliekirkland
Well done on getting into university! I won't be going for another couple of years yet (I'm getting my GCSE exam results on Thursday) but my brother has aspergers syndrome and applied last year. From what I remember, he had to get an assessment into his needs and they provided him with the support he needed, such as a laptop and training into how to use it, so it would be worth investigating. I'm not sure about exam arrangements. though sorry

Re: Support at university

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:00 pm
by Paddington
Congratulations on getting into university.My brother is in a similar position. Yes I believe you have to get an up to date report. I think it talks about this when you look at something your university sends you about various things. It should have something learning disabilities and about DSA. or that's what happened for my brother sorry I cant be more specific as I wasn't really paying attention when my brother was doing this.

Re: Support at university

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:38 pm
by wadey
Congratlations in getting into uni. About getting support it deffo worth looking into and applying for it ASAP.