Student Services Accessibility

Academic Support

Welcome to Academic Support. We provide a personal and practical approach to academic study and offer specialist study support to students with Specific Learning Differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. 

We are here for our undergraduate and postgraduate community of students with SpLDs to develop their learning strategies. Explore the pages using the icons below to find out about the wide range of resources available.


In 2013, two tutors from Academic Support - Dr. Kim Lawson and Dr. Lisa Rüll - were successful individual Lord Dearing Award winners. This award recognises outstanding achievement in enhancing the student learning experience.  The team previously won a Lord Dearing Award in 2006 in conjuntion with our Disability Support colleagues.  There have also been several further nominations for individual awards.

The Support Services (China) and University Wellbeing and Learning Support (Malaysia) can also be useful points of contact.

Academic Support one-to one sessions and workshops

Students studying in the Hallward Library, University Park Campus

This page contains details of the specialist study support provided by Academic Support. This includes one-to-one appointments and workshops.

Support for Students with Specific Learning Differences

woman helping a female student study

Find information on this page about individual specialist study support, adjustments to examination arrangements and the screening and formal assessment of dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D and dyscalculia.


Study Resources

library, jubilee campus

A variety of study materials have been developed within Academic Support, which are available here when finalised. These materials include course specific advice, general study strategies, help with reading and writing...and much more! 

Contact us

Female student using laptop

If you have, or think you might have, a Specific Learning Difference (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD[H]D), please contact Academic Support.

Phone: +44 (0)115 8466115





Accessibility (Academic Support, Disability Support and ACCESS Centre)

Cherry Tree Lodge
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44(0) 115 82 32070
For email contact information, please visit our Contact Accessibility page