Staff from Student and Library Services have worked with Teesside Students’ Union to develop a programme of activities to raise awareness of Dyslexia as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week (7-11 October 2019). Across Teesside University, we are inviting everyone to celebrate the strengths of individuals with Dyslexia, looking at the positive impact Dyslexic thinking can have across an individual’s life, including academic attainment and employability skills.


  • Dyslexia Awareness Week: Dyslexia North East Talk: Phillip Ruddock – No Booking Required

Tuesday 8th October 11am-12pm. Teesside University Students Union

This talk will cover the experience, understanding and emotions of Dyslexia, covering the journey to acceptance and empowerment. Also the pursuit of a dream to create a global community of Dyslexic experiences so that no one will feel alone. The talk will also include discussion on the people, tools and strategies that may enable someone to empower themselves and succeed whilst at university and in life.Hosted as part of the Teesside University Dyslexia Awareness Week, organised by Student and Library Services and Teesside University Students Union.


  • Monday 7th October 1pm-2pm- T1.07- Workshop: Dyslexia Awareness Week: Empowering the Diverse Learner (Student Only Session)
  • Tuesday 8th October 12pm-1pm- T1.07- Workshop: Dyslexia Awareness Week: Empowering the Diverse Learner (Staff Only Session)

To book a place on either workshop, please email Gemma Nicholls-Pickering (
Please note that the workshops are limited to 30 spaces and spaces will be given on a first come, first served basis.


  • Tuesday 8th October 2pm-3pm: Teesside University-Dyslexia Support. A stall in the Students’ Union providing information regarding assessment, provisions at Teesside University and specialist support for Dyslexic learners (Staff and Student)

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