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?
We work with local SpLD assessors that we can refer students to.
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?
We have named Welfare and Disability Advisers at both our Dagenham and Greenwich campuses.
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?
Support is available from academic staff via one to one tutorials and small group tutorials which can be accessed both in person or via Teams/Zoom. Library support and Academic Writing Service is also available for students to access in person or online.
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?
The Welfare and Disability Advisers are specialists in supporting students with a range of needs and can put in place a personalised support plan. Students have a continuity of service by meeting with the same Adviser over the course of their time at university.
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?
Students have access to a Student Counsellor and Student Success Coaches
One to one / group study skills
Does the institution provide support with arranging One to one/Group study skills sessions?
CU London can provide a space for one to one sessions to take place on site.
Social and Peer Support
Adapted accommodation in halls
Is adapted accommodation and specialist equipment available in halls of residence?
FutureLets is the official provider of student accommodation for CU London students.
Does the institution offer a standard level of assistive technology to disabled students?
Students have free access to a range of Assistive software and IT support is available.
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?
Appointments are arranged according to student preference, whether they are in person, on campus, over the telephone or email or via Teams. Prospective applicants can contact the service by emailing: [email protected]