Students Staff

14 December 2018

Inclusive Learning Support

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:33 am

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Team are offering Southend students one-to-one support sessions, via Skype, from 2-4pm every Tuesday.

These sessions are for students who do not receive DSA funded support, but may be facing complex situations that are having a negative impact on their learning

One to One Sessions Information for DDLOs, Talent Development Centre and Student Support Staff

Michelle Paul, Inclusion and Learning Advisor within the University’s Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service, will offer one-to-one study strategies workshops for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Not entitled to DSA funded support.
  • UK or non-UK students who have had a diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties (SpLD), but who the assessment did not find to have a SpLD.
  • Non-UK students (or part-time UK students) with a diagnosis of SpLD or Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Non-UK students (or part-time UK students) with a longstanding medical condition or mental health difficulties.
  • UK or non-UK students with mild anxiety or depression, or facing other complex situations that are having a negative impact on their learning.

The sessions will draw on broadly recognised good practice for learning in higher education. In addition, sessions will encourage students to reflect on their individual learning approaches, as is recommended practice in support of students with specific learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

In each session, Michelle will share information about further resources, including Talent Development Centre services; other learning support available within the university; and, where appropriate, free assistive software and apps;

The sessions may explore any of a broad range of topics, according to the student’s priorities.   

Possible topics include:

  • Organisation and time management
  • Self-reflection
  • Concentration
  • Aspects of the academic writing process
  • Learning in lectures, seminars or groups
  • Learning from reading
  • Revision
  • Planning individualised strategies in light of findings from a specialist assessment for dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties

To refer students to this service

  • Email MPAUL@ESSEX.AC.UK with the students’ name, PRID and a brief note indicating why they are being referred to us. Please ensure you inform the student of their referral and to expect to hear back from us soon.

Please note that a referral does not guarantee that support will be offered. The Inclusion Team will review each referral.  If appropriate, we may signpost to other resources and services.

Staff can contact Michelle Paul at  with questions or feedback.


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