Dyslexic and Confident Workshops

The Disability Team is running a range of workshops for new students with dyslexia to learn strategies and techniques to help you succeed in your studies.

These workshops will look at why and how dyslexia can impact on different aspects of learning. We will explore how support and facilities provided at GCU can help you in being confident and effective in your learning at University. This will include a detailed examination of assistive technologies available in the University and at home, showing how you can use software, devices and apps to aid your study.

We strongly encourage all students new to GCU with a specific learning difficulty to sign up for these workshops. We look forward to meeting you, and working together during your time at GCU.

Reading & Dyslexia

This workshop will look at why and how dyslexia impacts on your reading. We will explore how support and facilities provided at GCU can help you in becoming confident and effective in your learning at university. This will include a focus on using assistive technology to help you get through large volumes of reading while better retaining information. We will try out read-back software (available for home use) as well as strategies and techniques for improving your reading and comprehension.

Academic writing & Dyslexia

This workshop will look at why and how dyslexia impacts on academic writing. We will explore strategies to help you improve the quality of your written work through proof-reading, grammar and spell checking and automated referencing. We will try out software which can help with proofreading, and mind mapping software which can help with planning and structuring essays and reports.