Higher Education Learning Support

Higher Education Learning Support is available to any Higher Education Student, whether full or part time, Foundation degree to Postgraduate study, who would like study skills support and advice. The service is based on the top floor of the College Social Centre, in an area which is for Higher Education student use only, next to HE Independent Study and near to The Barn.

‘HE Learning Support helps me get a better understanding of how I have to do my work’ – Foundation Degree Sports Therapy student.

‘Having study skills support helped me identify shortfalls in my learning skills, gave me ideas to take away to apply to my learning and has increased my confidence in my ability’ -  BSc Hons Land Management student.

Services available include:

  • Study skills advice for students who need to improve specific study skills
  • Lunch time drop in sessions for all higher education students
  • Help to access funding such as Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
  • Support for disabled students including students with physical and sensory impairments, Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum disorders, medical conditions and mental health difficulties, often funded through DSA
  • Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia screening
  • Application for adjustments in formal exams/assessments
  • Assistive technology tutorials, all our college computers have a range of assistive technologies installed on them, to help you to work independently. For example, text can be read to you by using the ‘Text help Read&Write 9’ computer package and MindGenius mind mapping software is also available
  • Specialist individual study skills support (usually funded through DSA)
  • Liaison with academic and other support staff
  • Help in contacting ASSIST, Student Mental Health Advisers or Learning Development at the University of Northampton for further support needs.
‘HE Learning Support helps me with the structure of my work – getting paragraphs and punctuation right’ – Foundation Degree Sports Performance and Coaching student.

‘Having extra support to do my assignments makes me think about what I have to put in, so I stick to the point – it’s very helpful’ – Foundation Degree Equine Therapy student.

'Attending HE Learning Support and talking through my assignment briefs help me to get a better understanding of what is needed and allows me time to plan and organise my work. I got an A for my last assignment’ – BSc Hons Applied Animal Studies student.

For further information contact Caroline Caplan, Higher Education Learning Support Co-ordinator and Tutor.

  • Phone: (01604) 491131 ext. 2104
  • Email: caroline.caplan@moulton.ac.uk