Diagnostic testing

A diagnostic assessment allows you to fully discuss your individual support needs.

We can organise a diagnostic assessment for current students, so that we can discuss your support needs in detail. This meeting takes place online, due to current social distancing measures. Before you attend your appointment you will need to pay online, in advance, for your diagnostic assessment:

For all UK & EU Students: £100 (applicable for UK & EU students with 6 months or more remaining on their current course of study with Keele University)

For all international students: £200 (applicable for UK & EU students less than 6 months or more remaining on their current course of study with Keele University)

If you are unable to keep the appointment, please telephone +44(0)1782 733950, or e-mail support.dds@keele.ac.uk as soon as possible so that we can make alternative arrangements. Please note: If you do not attend without giving 48 hours’ notice you may be liable for a cancellation fee of £50

Before the assessment takes place, it is good to plan and prepare a list of issues and the kinds of support that you think you will need to access your programmes of learning. As we want you to fully participate in the assessment, it would be useful for you to think about the following areas which may affect you such as:

  • Study skills that you may have difficulty with, for example reading and research or attending lectures with large numbers of students
  • Drafting assignments
  • Your time management and organisational skills
  • Exam arrangements
  • How you cope with practical work
  • Accommodation issues

If you suspect that you may have a learning difficulty but this has not yet been diagnosed, you will need to complete a screening first. If there are indicators that you have a learning difficulty, you would then be referred to complete the diagnostic test described above.