Writtle University College is joining a national campaign, led by the British Dyslexia Association, to raise awareness about dyslexia amongst its students and staff, as well as promoting its learning support services to students who may need additional assistance to fully realise their potential.
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 (3 – 9 October) aims to raise awareness about the identification of dyslexia as it is a huge issue at any stage of any individual’s personal dyslexic journey because knowing if you are dyslexic can be the catalyst for change in their lives.
Dyslexia is a hidden disability and the most common learning difficulty, so Writtle University College will be displaying information on campus about dyslexia, including myth busters and how to get advice and support, with additional support materials being made available through its student support team.
Michelle Kelly, Learning Support Manager at Writtle University College, said: “It is estimated that around six million people in the UK are dyslexic, many of them don’t know they are. Raising awareness about identifying dyslexia is extremely important, particularly in young people as this could potentially deter them from continuing their education. Our aim will be to prompt people to think and consider if they themselves or those close to them could be dyslexic.
“At Writtle, we pride ourselves of providing a wide range of support services to our students with dyslexia and other conditions or disabilities to ensure they can make the most of their studies and achieve their goals. I would like to encourage current and prospective students to seek help and advice if they think they could be dyslexic.”
For more information about Dyslexia Awareness Week visit: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/fundraising/dyslexia-awareness-week.