Student support workers

Student support workers are available to support you with your studies. The majority of these roles are funded via Disabled Students’ Allowances. Support that is available includes:

  • Practical Support Assistant
  • Library Support Assistant
  • Reader
  • Scribe (see Workshop/Laboratory Scribe Assistant role)
  • Workshop/Laboratory/Scribe Assistant
  • Sighted Guide
  • Proof Reader
  • Study Assistant (as this is tailored to meet the individual needs of a specific student please contact the Disability Service for further information)
  • Examination Support Worker
  • Manual Notetaker
  • Communication Support Worker
  • Electronic Notetaker
  • Specialist Transcription Service
  • Mobility Trainer
  • Specialist Mentor – Wellbeing
  • Specialist Mentor – Aspergers/SpLD
  • Specialist One to One Study Skills Support
  • British Sign Language Interpreters
  • Language Support Tutor for deaf students
  • Assistive Technology Trainers

If you have previously used support workers to assist with key academic tasks or think this provision might be useful, please contact your Student Services Hub for further advice about how these needs may be met.

Non-Medical Helper provider 

If you're a student in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance funding you may well be recommended support (ie. Specialist Study Skills Tutor or Specialist Mentor) from a Non-Medical Helper (NMH) provider. You and your provider may need to know about our procedures on campus or if you're able to book a room for your support.

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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.