Mature Student with Dyslexia Watch

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I am a mature student student who found i was dyslexic when i was 24. i decided to have a family so put my studies on hold until my child was at high school. i applied to Wrexham Glyndwr University an surprisingly they accepted me. when i arrived i thought they have made a massive mistake letting me be here. one year in i have been so supported and my grades reflect this. Don't let things that held you back at school hold you back forever you can achieve anything if your mind is in the right place.
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(Original post by Lizzm)
I am a mature student student who found i was dyslexic when i was 24. i decided to have a family so put my studies on hold until my child was at high school. i applied to Wrexham Glyndwr University an surprisingly they accepted me. when i arrived i thought they have made a massive mistake letting me be here. one year in i have been so supported and my grades reflect this. Don't let things that held you back at school hold you back forever you can achieve anything if your mind is in the right place.
That is lovely and not the thread i was expecting. I hope you are keeping abreast of ways they can help with dyslexia and you are obviously enjoying and thriving at uni. Dont forget to tell the support services, but it is nice to hear someone who has a positive experience and ofc determined to make a success of uni.
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I just wanted to tell the world how fabulous it should be in Uni. I am very fortunate to have this opportunity and am hopeful others will take the route i have.
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That is lovely and not the thread i was expecting. I hope you are keeping abreast of ways they can help with dyslexia and you are obviously enjoying and thriving at uni. Dont forget to tell the support services, but it is nice to hear someone who has a positive experience and ofc determined to make a success of uni.
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I just wanted to tell the world how fabulous it should be in Uni. I am very fortunate to have this opportunity and am hopeful others will take the route i have.
Doesnt turn out that way for everyone. Also because of the expense of the tests, there are quite a few threads on not being diagnosed till later.
What sort of support have they given you and how does it make a difference?
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That is so sad. My uni has an amazing inclusion service, i had an assessment of needs before i started and was provided with a laptop with software that helps me read, plan essays and a speech to text program. i have had to train it to understand my not very posh half Leicester, half welsh accent
I have weekly sessions with a human who helps me understand briefs as they can been really hard for me to process. In the beginning of the 2nd semester i had an irlens assessment which showed i have irlens syndrome and i now have special glasses which helps me to concentrate and get less headaches when working on a PC. Wrexham may not be the most glamorous places but the support i have had here is second to none. i have just popped there today to have an academic skills one to one with a specialist who helps every student on campus with any academic difficulty. sorry i went on i just love this place.
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Doesnt turn out that way for everyone. Also because of the expense of the tests, there are quite a few threads on not being diagnosed till later.
What sort of support have they given you and how does it make a difference?
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That is so sad. My uni has an amazing inclusion service, i had an assessment of needs before i started and was provided with a laptop with software that helps me read, plan essays and a speech to text program. i have had to train it to understand my not very posh half Leicester, half welsh accent
I have weekly sessions with a human who helps me understand briefs as they can been really hard for me to process. In the beginning of the 2nd semester i had an irlens assessment which showed i have irlens syndrome and i now have special glasses which helps me to concentrate and get less headaches when working on a PC. Wrexham may not be the most glamorous places but the support i have had here is second to none. i have just popped there today to have an academic skills one to one with a specialist who helps every student on campus with any academic difficulty. sorry i went on i just love this place.
I am happy for you . As you say not the most glamorous, but surely more important than a glamorous one with no support.
Do you think it is from the uni in general i.e good systems or just the talented caring team they have?
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In my experience the Uni as a whole is supportive and friendly. My lecturers are always up for a chat even helping with minor meltdowns. I have spoken to people who went to bigger universities and all they did was go sit in a lecture and go home, the lecturers don't even know their names. we are so lucky here everyone wants each other to succeed.
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I am happy for you . As you say not the most glamorous, but surely more important than a glamorous one with no support.
Do you think it is from the uni in general i.e good systems or just the talented caring team they have?
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