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What Support is Offered by Universities?

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Universities provide a network of support services to students. These include help with finances, assistance and guidance for students with disabilities, and pastoral care through counselling. Check your university’s website for information or go and talk to your student support service to explore your options in the first instance.

Financial Help

Under certain circumstances, you might get financial help from your university either in the form of The National Scholarship Programme (NSP) or directly from the university as a bursary. The NSP is there to assist you if your family income is £25,000 per year or less and could include help towards accommodation or tuition fees.

If your family has a low income you will be offered a bursary, and there are also bursaries available that can be applied for and are not linked to other student finance you may be receiving.

Support for Students With Disabilities

As well as additional financial support on top of what is available for students as a standard package, individuals with physical or learning disabilities will find that their university can offer additional help. This may include an individual consultation, advice on assistive software or equipment, support from workshops and groups, and mobility and Braille maps.

If you have a specific learning disability, such as dyspraxia or dyslexia, your university will work closely with you to provide the right level of support. This could include, for example, additional time for exams, specialist tuition and individual consultations with education specialists.

Other Support

Universities want you to do well and so provide support to help you both academically and socially. Tutorials are the best way of getting a feel for your academic progress, which is a one-to-one meeting with your assigned tutor. On the social side, counselling by trained support staff gives you the chance to discuss any emotional or other problems affecting you as you study.

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