A disability or a learning condition such as dyslexia is not a barrier to studying Economics. University services ensure that you can access course materials and the assistance you need to complete your assignments and exams.

Economics students benefit from a great many online resources which can be accessed in multiple formats. These include your lecturer’s course handouts as well as resources on the wider web.

Outside the classroom, university libraries typically provide:

    • reading machines, such as screen readers and magnifiers, and other specialized equipment

    • assistance with research and finding books

    • accessible electronic resources

    In addition, accessibility and learning services centres offer:

      • help with note-taking in lectures

      • special facilities for examinations

      • personalised assistance and support

Your university is under a legal obligation to provide the resources you need, though you might have to be proactive in seeking out those services. Once you’ve registered on your course, go immediately to the learning services department to make yourself known and find out what’s available: don’t wait until a problem comes up.