Answered By: Susan Smith
Last Updated: 03 Sep 2018

Study Skills

For more information on study skills please see Skills for Learning

All Library computers have assistive software that can help you develop your study strategies.

This Includes:

  • Mindmapping software:
    • Inspiration
    • Mindview
  • Study Skills software which includes text-to-speech and proofreading tools:
    • Texthelp Read & Write
    • ClaroRead
  • Organising research software:
    • Pro-Study
  • Convert your documents to accessible formats:
    • SensusAccess

Visual Stress

If an eyetest for "Visual Stress" is recommended please contact Disability Advice for more information on

Dyslexia / Dyspraxia

If QuickScan has identified dyslexia or dyspraxia indicators we recommend that you arrange a diagnostic assessment with an Educational Psychologist.

The cost of a diagnostic assessment is around £300, the University may be able to pay for this; if eligible for this funding, you will be asked to contribute £50 to the total cost.

Please note: Funding for a diagnostic assessment is only available to students who are studying at a course intensity of at least 25% of the full time equivalent course. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact Disability Advice.

The process of arranging a diagnostic assessment and any support that you might need while studying can take up to 12 weeks so please apply early.

To apply for funding, arrange a diagnostic assessment, or discuss reasonable adjustments

Please contact the Disability Advice team:

0113 812 5831

Please note:  QuickScan does not give a diagnosis of a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD): it only indicates if a further diagnostic assessment is recommended.  Reasonable adjustments cannot be provided based on the results of QuickScan, nor can you use a QuickScan report as evidence that you have a disability or Specific Learning Difficulty.