An educational psychologist’s assessment, often referred to as a formal assessment, provides you with a detailed explanation of your specific learning difficulties and some suggestions about how to work with them. It also gives you access to extra time in your examinations and is acceptable as evidence if you want to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).
The educational psychologists who work with us are well qualified and used to working with university students.
A formal assessment consists of a number of standardised tests and usually takes about one and a half hours to complete. During the process the educational psychologist will talk through the results with you briefly and later send the full report to us. These reports are confidential and one copy will be given to you for your own personal records. A further copy will be kept on our files throughout your time at the University.
The Academic Support Administrator will contact you shortly to book your assessment and you will be offered the earliest available appointment. Do remember that there is often a waiting list for these appointments.
Once you have had your assessment you will be invited to discuss the report with your Academic Support tutor.