Leicester students push for increased awareness and resources for students with learning differences

By Kelly Gowe

More needs to be done at universities in Leicester to accommodate the needs of students with learning differences, according to some currently studying there.

Student groups are calling for greater awareness and understanding of learning differences, saying only a fraction of students receive appropriate support.

“It’s frustrating to know that support is available, but it’s not being communicated effectively to students,” said DMU student Sarah Johnson.

Advocates have urged universities to provide specialised tutoring, assistive technology, and accessible learning materials.

“It’s essential that universities provide equal opportunities for students with learning differences,” added UOL student Tom Lee.

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) provide financial support for additional equipment, but they say universities must take more action to create an inclusive and supportive environment.

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