Advice and Support
Funding for an SpLD assessment
Can a student be referred for a Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) support with a Specialist teacher through the University?
Support provided by an academic skills tutor.
Disability Adviser available
Are there specialist staff available to talk to within the service? Is there a disability officer or a disability adviser for students to talk to?
Yes there are, the Student Support Manager is also a disability advisor.
Support from academic staff
Is advice and support available from academic staff within the faculties of the University? How do students access this advice and support?
Yes but not specifically on disability. Students can arrange one to one sessions with Academic staff throughout the duration of their course. This is either face-to-face or online. Also available is the Academic Writing Service and Library Support. These can be accessed either face to face or online. Academic staff can be contacted via email to arrange a meeting or attend office hours.
Staff continuity and understanding individual needs
Are the specialist disability staff in the team able to offer a personalised, bespoke response to a student’s needs? Where possible, is continuity provided for the student in meeting the same Disability Adviser and/or mentor so the student can get to know them over time?
We offer bespoke support to all our students and continuity of support is provided throughout the duration of their course.
One to one mentoring support
Are there any additional services available such as mentoring, counselling services or a buddy scheme to help a new student to settle in if needed?
The university offers on site counselling and specialist mentoring.
One to one / group study skills
Does the institution provide support with arranging One to one/Group study skills sessions?
Yes. The library team offer one-to-one tutorials for students to support them in developing their academic language and skills.
Social and Peer Support
Adapted accommodation in halls
Is adapted accommodation and specialist equipment available in halls of residence?
No halls of residence. All accommodation is private.
Does the institution offer a standard level of assistive technology to disabled students?
The college currently does have stand-alone versions of mind mapping and screen enlargement software on site.
How has your Disability Support offer changed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic? Are in person appointments currently suspended? If prospective applicants would like to register with the Disability Service, how do they go about doing this currently?
Students can email a dedicated email address- [email protected]. Appointments are now offered via video (MS Teams) or telephone call. Applicants encouraged to engage initially via email.