Specialist support services
Last updated: 09/08/2022 14:30
If you're recommended a specialist support service as a reasonable adjustment by the Student Disability Service or following your DSA needs assessment, our in-house service is here to support you.
Support worker service
We have a team of support workers who can work with you to assist with a range of study-related activities, such as:
- note-taking in lectures
- orientation and mobility support around campus
- assistance in laboratory and practical classes
- Library support
Specialist study skills tuition
We have a team of specialist study skills tutors who provide specialist study skills support for students whose studies are impacted. The support our tutors offer is focused on developing study skills in the following areas:
- organisational and time management
- note-taking and writing techniques
- effective research
- academic writing
- reading fluency and efficiency
- spelling and grammar
- revision and memory strategies
- independent learning.
Specialist mentoring service
Our specialist mentors provide support to manage your study-related needs that may be affected by the impact of your mental health condition. The support our mentors offer is focused on developing study skills in the following areas:
- time management and organisation
- independent learning
- coping with change.
If you require other specialist services that are unavailable to you through the DSA, such as British Sign Language (BSL), then we will support you with the funding and access to these services.
Your Disability Adviser may also recommend services that DSA does not fund. If this happens, the University will cover the support cost for you.
If external providers have recommended services to you, you will need to liaise with the provider directly. If you have difficulties contacting the provider or arranging this provision, please let us know as we can support you with this.
Student Disability Service
If you are a home student you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), which helps cover the cost of your disability support.