Academic & Student Affairs

The Dyslexic Student at University

Trainer: Dr Harry Rafferty, School of Psychology  

Date: 7 November 2012, Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00  pm  -  Apologies but this date has been cancelled 

Additional Course on:

23 January 2013, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  - Apologies but this date has been cancelled

20 participants maximum 

Designed for:  Academic staff who wish to increase their awareness of supporting students with dyslexia within the Higher Education context.

Aim: To provide an introduction to dyslexia with particular regard to the dyslexic student at university. The seminar will also suggest some ways of assessing and supporting dyslexic students.


  • Provide a definition of dyslexia
  • Distinguish between developmental and acquired dyslexia
  • Describe the key problems underlying dyslexia
  • Estimate the prevalence of dyslexia
  • What is cognitive basis of dyslexia?
  • Increase awareness of complexities of the syndrome
  • List some factors, which help account for existence of dyslexia
  • Describe the skill areas and tasks which are problematic
  • Describe how dyslexics at university cope with dyslexia
  • Assessing and supporting the dyslexic student
  • Indicate some additional reading


Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).