Lower price for our Study Skills download

With exams fast approaching, we are determined that you should be studying smarter, not harder! So we have reduced the price of our Study Skills and Strategies for GCSEs and A Levels download by 30% to just £45.

The two-hour video is packed full of tips, strategies and ideas to help learning and revising more effective.

Find out more here.

By |2024-05-14T14:01:16+01:00May 14th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight session: Be a Brilliant Dyslexic Student

Sarah J Myhill, a Specialist Dyslexia Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Buckingham and author of Be a Brilliant Dyslexic Student, will be sharing her tried and tested, evidenced-based, study skill strategies which are visual and tailored to dyslexic students’ needs, encouraging them to learn how to work smarter, develop mind mapping, memory and concentration techniques and improve reading and writing skills.

She will explore the importance of working with dyslexic students’ strengths and the positive impact that tailored learning can have on a student both academically and personally, boosting confidence and motivation.

This live online session is aimed at students and their parents and will be held on Thursday 5 October from 6 pm with a recording available after.

Find out more and book.

By |2024-04-24T09:32:51+01:00September 18th, 2023|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Dyslexia and mental health research – university students

Here at Helen Arkell, we are very keen to support and promote research into dyslexia and SpLDs. We ask you to take part in research if you can and, where possible, we will share the results of research with you. By doing this, we hope to understand dyslexia and the experiences of people with dyslexia and to be able to offer even better dyslexia support.

Holly is a clinical psychology doctoral student looking for dyslexic university students to help with her research. Her thesis is looking at dyslexia and mental health.

Here’s Holly’s message:

I am a trainee clinical psychologist at Royal Holloway University of London.  

I am looking for students with dyslexia who would like to be involved in the design process of my doctoral research. My research will investigate the emotional impact of academic studies on students with dyslexia. 

I would like your help thinking about the situations at uni that make students feel anxious. 

As experts from your own lived experience, you would add great value to the study. We will pay you £25 Amazon voucher for your time. 

If you are interested or know anyone that might be please let me know by contacting me via holly.coatesmcdowall.2021@live.rhul.ac.ukWe can arrange to meet online via MS Teams for around an hour.

Many thanks, 


By |2024-04-24T09:33:25+01:00April 18th, 2023|Homepage featured, Latest news, Research news|0 Comments

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity students graduate!

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity held a very special graduation ceremony on Friday 5 October for students of its professional qualifications.

The graduates now hold Level 5 Diplomas in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties

The year-long course is run from our Centre at 24 West Street, Farnham and consists of weekly lectures as well as teaching practice in local primary and secondary schools. The teaching practice demands a level of creativity from the students, and they were congratulated on their inspiring and memorable teaching methods.

Graduation certificates were presented by Helen Arkell former Principal Rosie Woods, and the ceremony was attended by families of the students, course tutors, charity trustees, and members of the Helen Arkell team.

The graduation was all the more special because the course was disrupted by the pandemic and students had had to go the extra mile with teaching practice under difficult conditions and tuition sessions being held in our car park (weather permitting)!. These students were delighted to meet their tutors again and to hear all the news from the charity about how it has stepped up to support more children and adults with dyslexia than ever.

CEO Andy Cook said, ‘Congratulations to all our graduates. We are so proud of them. Being ‘Helen Arkell trained’ is the Gold Standard and is highly respected in this field. These graduates are valued ambassadors and members of the Helen Arkell family. We are thrilled that some students are continuing to study with us for their Level 7 qualification.’

Find out more about our courses for educators.

By |2024-04-24T09:35:41+01:00October 9th, 2022|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments


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