Responding to the increased demand in people exploring neurodivergence, the SpLD team is hosting a collaborative event for staff and students to explore neurodivergence, highlight strategies for support, and embrace people’s differences. Find our full list of activities and sessions taking place below.

Step into Study Skills

Come and meet our SpLD Advisors at various drop-in times on the ground floor events spaces in Catalyst to explore different study stations, stationery, strategies and interactive activities. We will be available on:

Monday 23 OctoberTuesday 24 OctoberWednesday 25 OctoberThursday 26 OctoberFriday 27 October
10am-12pm11am-1pm2-4pm 10am-12pm1-2pm

Bookable Sessions

An Introduction to Neurodiversity

Willow 1st floor Catalyst
Monday 23 October at 3pm This is an opportunity to meet with Anna Paxman, Learning Support Co-Ordinator, to find out more about definitions, conditions and prevalence surrounding neurodiversity. This is a beginner session intended to allow the participants more awareness surrounding key ideas and to provide confidence in supporting colleagues, peers or family members who may have or are seeking a neurodivergent diagnosis. Anna will demonstrate the Lunch and Learn toolkits the SpLD Team have developed, which are bite sized learning to promote awareness of neurodiversity, neurodivergence and assistive technology. The session is for students and staff. Book your place on An Introduction to Neurodiversity
All Things Accessible

Oak 3rd floor Catalyst
Tuesday 24 October at 3pmCome and learn about accessibility at the university and considerations in wider society with our Head of Learning Support Andrew Billington. Andrew is a passionate accessibility advocate and has a keen interest in accessible experiences and technology particularly in relation to study skills and developing strategies. This session will enable staff and students to improve their awareness of accessibility considerations and start their own accessibility journey.Book your place on All Things Accessible
Mindfulness for Study

Business School  B003
Wednesday 25 October at 10amWe are increasingly seeing students accessing our services who are struggling with academic-related stress, tension and anxiety. As part of the SpLD Team’s event, Embrace | Support | Empower – Raising Awareness of Neurodivergence, Natalie Reynolds from the Faculty of Education, is a nationally accredited Mindfulness Teacher and she is hosting a Mindfulness workshop to help address worries, alleviate stress and develop strategies you can apply to your academic journey and everyday life. This is a fantastic opportunity open to all students.  Book your place on Mindfulness for Study

Willow 1st floor Catalyst
Thursday 26 October at 3pm
Join our Learning Support Advisors, Louise and Ellie to explore ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder). Topics covered within information and activities will include; common and ‘under the surface’ characteristics of ADHD-ers and ADD-ers, strengths based discussions about learning as well as advice and guidance around strategies and tools for learning and life. This session will provide a safe space for staff and students to share their experiences, ask questions and absorb information to better understand, support and embrace themselves and others. Please note, you are not required to share or ask anything during this session.
Book your place on ADHD

SpLD Round Table

SpLD Round Table will allow students the opportunity to explore their learning differences within a group setting. Students can choose to share their experiences or not whilst exploring traits of specific learning differences (SpLDs), examine the different assessment processes for dyslexia/dyspraxia, find out about the support available from the SpLD Team and other Catalyst support services, and where relevant, be referred for a formal assessment.

Tuesday 24 October at 10am
Oak 3rd floor Catalyst
Book your place on Tuesday 24 October SpLD Round Table
Thursday 26 October at 12pm
Willow 1st floor Catalyst
Book your place on Thursday 26 October SpLD Round Table
Friday 27 October at 12pm
Willow 1st floor Catalyst
Book your place on Friday 27 October SpLD Round Table

Neurodiversity Reading List

Learning Services have curated a reading list on Libby containing fiction surrounding neurodiversity. There will also be a display in the reading for pleasure section on the ground floor of Catalyst of books written by Autistic women and girls

Social Media

Keep an eye on Instagram for coverage of the week. Follow @ehulibrary for more information about the events and resources from the event.

Lunch and Learn Toolkits

The team have developed a suite of toolkits has been developed for students and staff to spotlight areas we believe have been underrepresented, misinterpreted or undervalued. The toolkits contain bite-sized information synthesised from training, research and best practice to allow staff and students to self-learn. There are links to feedback which we’d appreciate for future developments.

Find out more about assistive technology to help with productivity

Find out more about dyspraxia

Find out more about Neurodiversity

Find out more about ADHD/ADD