If you have an impairment which can affect your written communication – for example a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, an autism spectrum condition or pre-lingual deafness - you are likely to be eligible to take part in the University’s yellow sticker scheme.
How do students use yellow stickers?
You can choose to place a yellow sticker on the cover page of any piece of assessed work that you submit in paper form – both coursework and exams
You can also indicate to markers that you use yellow stickers when submitting assessments electronically (e.g. via Blackboard or Turnitin). For instructions on how to do this, download our ‘Using yellow stickers when submitting work online’ guidance document.
What is the purpose of yellow stickers?
The purpose of attaching a yellow sticker to a piece of work (or indicating that you use yellow stickers when submitting work electronically) is to:
1. Tell the person marking your work that you have a documented disability which can affect aspects of your written communication
2. Encourage the person marking your work to give clear, targeted and constructive feedback which is based on the assignment’s marking criteria
The presence of a yellow sticker will not change how marks are awarded for a piece of work.
How do I get my stickers?
Eligibility for the scheme is determined by the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS), and students are generally provided with a set of stickers following an appointment with a DDSS disability adviser.
If you think you might be eligible for the sticker scheme there may also be other disability support that you would benefit from. Get in touch with us to talk about this further.