DSA funded support

DSA funded support – What is it and how to apply?

You can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you live in England and have a disability that affects your ability to study, such as a: learning difficulty, for example dyslexia or ADHD mental health condition like anxiety or depression physical disability, for...

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Specialist 1:1 Study Skills and Strategy Support – SpLD

Specialist 1:1 Study Skills and Strategy Support provides extra help to students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, and dyscalculia. The support is tailored to the individual needs of the student. Study skills support workers are...

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Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Autism Spectrum Conditions (SS-ASC)

This specialist one-to-one support is primarily provided for autistic students and ADHD students.  This support aims to develop students’ skills and independent learning. It is tailored to a student’s individual needs with the clear objectives and timescales for achieving these...

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Specialist Mentor – Mental Health (SM:MH)

Specialist Mentors (SM:MH) provide specialised, one-to-one support to help students address any barriers to learning due to mental health difficulties. They help students to identify and overcome these barriers by teaching them coping strategies, goal setting, time management, and other...

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Specialist Mentoring: Autism & ADHD

The role of a Specialist Mentor: Autism & ADHD is to provide additional support to students throughout their journey in higher education. Your Mentor’s role is to help you better understand the academic requirements of higher education and identify any...

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Specialist Support Professional for Students with Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI)

Specialist Support Professional for Students with Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI) Depending on the primary need of the student, tutorial support may be provided by a SSP for Deaf Students or a SSP for students with a Vision Impairment through liaison with...

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I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to receive specialist mentoring because of the wonderful personalised support that has helped me get through university
Some days I’ve been feeling down, but after my session I leave feeling infinitely better because it’s an outlet for whatever’s on my mind and my mentor’s warmth and enthusiasm is really uplifting.
Cansu T, Zoology Student
I have massively benefitted from the help that my mentor has offered
and she has really helped me be the best I can be during a crazy four years of uni!
Laura D - BA French & Spanish
Laura D
With the help of my mentor I have done things I didn't think I'd be able to
like present a poster at a conference, and now, I am a PhD student and the happiest I've ever been.
Oliver B - Phd Student
I can’t stress enough how much Specialist Mentoring had a positive impact on my university experience
Mentoring taught me so much: how to manage my time better, how to revise efficiently, and most importantly, how to cope with my anxiety on a day-to-day basis. Specialist Mentoring made my university experience a positive one, and I don’t think I would be the person I am today without it.
Sara G - MA Sports Journalism
Sarah G
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