Mentoring for disabled students

If you have a diagnosed health or mental health condition, or you are on the autistic spectrum, then you may be entitled to receive one-to-one mentoring funded by your Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). A mentor can meet with you for regular appointments to offer:

  • help to manage your difficulties alongside your studies
  • practical and emotional support through listening and problem solving
  • assistance with independent learning and development of study skills
  • practical help in the library and help with organising your study space and study materials

How to apply for specialist mentoring

In order to apply for on-going specialist mentoring, you'll need to:

  • have received a diagnosis of a long-term mental health difficulty
  • or have a diagnosed autistic spectrum condition
  • apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) as this can fund mentoring support during your studies.

You'll need to provide evidence of your diagnosis (ie. a doctor/GP letter when completing the form).

If you're not eligible to apply for DSA but have a formal diagnosis and would like to discuss mentoring, please arrange to meet with a specialist disability adviser during our opening hours or contact us.

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Need help?

If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.