Access to HE: The next steps to University

At University

ASSIST team and how it can help you

If you need any additional student support throughout your study with us, then the ASSIST team is there for you.

ASSIST stands for Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team and it does what it says on the tin, by providing a range of support for students with:

  • physical impairments
  • sensory impairments
  • mental health difficulties
  • medical conditions
  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • specific learning difficulties, for example dyslexia

This is available to all students – part time or full time, international or home students, as well as distance learners.

Their aim is to enable you to take control of your learning, and develop skills you’ll need for employment. They do so by:

  • providing guidance and advice from our disability advisors
  • helping you in your interactions with your academic tutors
  • dyslexia screenings
  • personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs)
  • deaf pagers for use on campus and in Halls of residence
  • exam arrangements for disabled students
  • Academic Inclusion Reports (AIRs) detailing the nature of the difficulties and recommendations for reasonable adjustments and inclusive support
  • priority status applications for halls of residence
  • specialist study skills support
  • specialist mentoring support
  • advice about specialist grants and help with DSA application
  • referrals to other university services and departments when appropriate
  • priority parking permits for disabled students on campus

To register with ASSIST and for further information visit their page


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