Advice and Support
Funding for an SpLD assessment
Can a student be referred for a Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) support with a Specialist teacher through the University?
The DDS offers students a free computer-based screening test and can refer students to an Educational Psychologist for a full diagnostic assessment. Read the three-step SpLD assessment process. Get in touch with DDS to book a screening test appointment or to see a DDS Adviser to discuss your concerns.
Disability Adviser available
Are there specialist staff available to talk to within the service? Is there a disability officer or a disability adviser for students to talk to?
DDS team offer specialist advice and guidance to students with a disability or difficulty. Students registered with DDS have a named adviser they can contact throughout their studies. Book an appointment with a DDS Adviser appointment for any of the following:
- register with DDS
- update DDS with a change of condition
- complete a DSA application
- review your INAR adjustments
- diagnostic report feedback
- help with DSA organisation
DDS Advisers don’t give proofreading services, career advice, financial advice, subject-specific or academic advice.
Support from academic staff
Is advice and support available from academic staff within the faculties of the University? How do students access this advice and support?
Information not available.
Staff continuity and understanding individual needs
Are the specialist disability staff in the team able to offer a personalised, bespoke response to a student’s needs? Where possible, is continuity provided for the student in meeting the same Disability Adviser and/or mentor so the student can get to know them over time?
London Met makes anticipatory adjustments where possible (eg in course design and by improving access to buildings) but we understand that everyone's needs are different. Therefore once you have received your offer of a place you should register with DDS as soon as possible to help us ensure we have got all the support you might require for the start of your course. We offer bespoke, informed, professional guidance and ongoing advice for students and prospective students with a range of disabilities, SpLDs and medical conditions.
One to one mentoring support
Are there any additional services available such as mentoring, counselling services or a buddy scheme to help a new student to settle in if needed?
TalkCampus comes to London Met: London Met has partnered with TalkCampus to provide mental health support to students at any time through the free TalkCampus app.
Student Space comes to London Met: Student Space offers a range of information, services and tools to help with student life specifically in response to Covid-19.
London Met has a counselling service.
One to one / group study skills
Does the institution provide support with arranging One to one/Group study skills sessions?
Information not available.
Social and Peer Support
Adapted accommodation in halls
Is adapted accommodation and specialist equipment available in halls of residence?
London Metropolitan University does not own or manage any halls of residence like other universities, and works with several different privately owned halls of residence:
- Student Roost
- Axo Camden
- Chester House
- Unite Students
- Smart Student Accomodation
- Hello Student
- International Student House
- Sanctuary Students
Does the institution offer a standard level of assistive technology to disabled students?
Computers for student use at London Met have a range of assistive software. London Met is not able to provide copies of the software below for personal use:
- ClaroRead plus
- Windows accessibility features
The DSA can provide students with individual copies of assistive software. The DSA will also provide specialist training to teach you how to use the software. Below are the most commonly recommended softwares:
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
- Sonocent Audio Notetaker
- Read&Write Gold
How has your Disability Support offer changed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic? Are in person appointments currently suspended? If prospective applicants would like to register with the Disability Service, how do they go about doing this currently?
During the switch to online teaching, DDS will operate remotely to ensure that we continue to provide the information, guidance and support that our service offers. Please note, DDS will not be offering on-campus meetings or drop-in sessions while campus access is paused. DDS will continue to maintain contact with students who are registered with our service and also respond to wider enquiries. Please use the contact details below to speak with our team:
Telephone: 020 7133 2188 Email: [email protected]
DDS will continue to offer face-to-face appointments with Disability Advisors but these will operate virtually via the MS Teams platform (video conferencing software). Study skills support will operate virtually using the MS Teams platform. Your study skills tutor will continue to offer support to you and will answer any queries or questions you may have.