Curriculum support

A wide variety of people come to college, some may benefit from study support during their time here for a specific reason. This support may be needed in the short or long term for a variety of reasons, such as an injury, a mental health issue, a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, a hearing, visual or physical impairment, or a medical condition.

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  • Regular support meetings
  • Appropriate specific study strategies
  • Liaising with tutors e.g. to negotiate  extensions
  • 1:1 support sessions with a member of staff
  • Proof reading
  • Using a reader/scribe
  • Alternative assessment arrangements
  • Identifying appropriate assistive technology
  • Training in using assistive technology
  • Equipment on loan

Assistive technology

Assistive technology can be seen as any device or equipment that assists the removal of barriers students may face during their time in college as a result of a disability/difficulty.

The section offers a range of equipment which includes:

Specialist software to help students with:

Dyslexia

  • Text to speech
  • Voice recognition
  • Mind mapping tools

Visual impairment

  • Magnification software
  • Screen reader
  • A range of alternative keyboards and mice
  • Dictaphones
  • Reading pens
  • Digital voice recorders
  • Spell checkers

If you have any concerns or queries relating to support please do not hesitate to contact Student Support Team in room T1.07 or email nhcstudentsupport@uhi.ac.uk