Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

Assessment Centre

Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19, we are unable to carry out any tests or assessments face to face.  However, we can provide some services remotely.

Informal Screening

If you feel you may have a specific learning difference such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, we can provide a preliminary screening via email questionnaire. Once this is complete, we will discuss with you the next steps for support which you may require.

The screening questionnaire is free of charge to current and prospective Bangor University students.

To request one of these, please email

Bangor University Staff should enquire about their support needs through Miles Dyslexia Unit on

Full assessment / Assessment Fee

If you have previously had additional exam arrangements due to dyslexia / dyspraxia etc. and you would like a full assessment, we are currently unable to offer this service due to social distancing regulations.

However, we can offer an Evaluation of Need report, which will be done remotely.  Although this is not a formal diagnosis, this report enables you to access the same types of support whilst at Bangor and enables you to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (if applicable).  Please note that for this report to be valid for DSA purposes, you must apply for DSA before 31st December 2020. 

The university pays part of the fee for this, however a student contribution of £100 is also required.

We carry out assessments for students at Bangor University only. For information on services for external students please see:

For more details or to arrange an appointment, come in, or phone 01248 383030, or email

Our qualified assessors meet the government guidelines for assessing in Higher Education.

  • All our assessors are registered with their respective professional bodies
  • All our assessors are qualified to identify Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • All our assessors are qualified to recommend, if appropriate, whether a student should be eligible to apply for the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

The full assessment can take around 3-4 hours.

Applying for DSA

We support any Bangor University student with their application for DSA. This includes support with completing the application form, liaising with Student Records and being able to answer most questions you may have with regards to the DSA process.

We will also save a copy of the form in case it gets lost in the post.


Updated 01.09.2020