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    Hi, guys in 2017 I'm hoping to go to university and do midwifery, but I need to know whether I can get help with my dyslexia or not. What I mean by this is how can I get a dyslexic laptop and other equipment to help me with my work more as I'm dyslexic, what would I do to get extra help?? Also Would the university help me to get a full diagnostic of either being dyslexic or not?

    Things like a laptop (which if your funding body is SFE, you have to pay the first £200 for) are applied for through disabled students allowance. You apply for this when you do your student finance.

    Not too sure about the laptop angle, but at my uni, they test for dyslexia in 1st and 2nd year but not 3rd year. You get extra time in exams. The Disability Services deal with that.
    When I started, I got a free laptop, but now you have to contribute an amount to it.
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    Okay thank you, what laptop would you have to get if you are dyslexic?
    Also if you have started a new course would it be you to provide for your own textbooks with all of the information of the course that you want to do or the university?
    My teacher told me that it would be the university that would provide all of this and not me?
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    I'm asking because I need to get everything done before next year 2017.

    Hi Ankuska123,

    Here at Plymouth university we have an excellent library, there are soooo many materials for you to borrow here (350,000 books and multimedia items, 14,000 current journal subscriptions) You can probably find lots of what you would need in there, many students students find that they can find most if not all of their course materials there.

    We also had an amazing initiative start in 2014, where students can get free access to ebooks which makes textbooks accessible from anywhere and on different platforms which will help with reading.

    There is lots of support here for students to make sure that nothing stops you achieving your goals at university, the Disability Assist team are here to help with everything from diagnosis to study support, you'll find lots of information on their page. The Learning Gateway for example also offers support to help with getting the most out of your course and the best results. The series happening at the moment covers everything from grammar to getting the most out of technology.

    If there's anything else you wanted to know you can get in touch with Disability Assist at Plymouth University by emailing [email protected] or calling 01752587676

    I hope all this helped, don't let anything stop you succeeding!

    All the best

    Plym Uni student rep
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