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Our Additional Learning Support (ALS) team provide support for students with:
- Sensory/physical disabilities e.g. hearing/visually impaired, wheelchair users
- Specific learning differences e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, Asperger's
- Medical conditions e.g. MS, cancer, cerebral palsy, epilepsy
- Mental health difficulties e.g. agoraphobia, OCD, bipolar
- Temporary injuries
For more information, helpful videos and details about the different types of support available please see the Disability & Additional Learning Support and Reasonable adjustments at BU pages of our website.
To speak to a member of our friendly ALS Team please drop in to DLG17, The Sir Michael Cobham Library (Talbot Campus) or B316, Bournemouth House (Lansdowne Campus). They're open from 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday (closed from 12pm Wednesdays). Alternatively you can call the team on 01202 965663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a medical condition, disability or mental health difficulty you will need a letter from your GP or Consultant explaining how your condition affects you in your studies. If you have a specific learning difference you will need an Educational Psychology Assessment Report from the age of 16. If you do not already have this please contact the team and they will be happy to guide you through the process of getting one.