Support Worker Service

An outline of the types of support workers available to disabled students, and who to contact.

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Your Disability Adviser or Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) assessor may recommend you have a support worker, arranged by our Support Worker Service. 

Support workers can include:

  • Library Support Assistants to support you with accessing library materials.
  • Practical Support Assistants to provide mobility support around campus and assignment support.
  • Lab/workshop support workers to provide individual support in specialist laboratory settings to ensure you’re able to perform experiments safely and to the best of your abilities.
  • Exam Support Workers to act as a scribe, reader or exam prompt.
  • Notetakers to attend and take notes in your taught sessions so you have an accurate record of what’s been covered.
  • Specialist Mentors to provide support in one-to-one sessions, providing assistance in developing your organisational skills, managing your workload and maintaining focus on your academic progress.
  • Specialist Study Skills Tutors to increase your competence in learning independently and help you develop skills to cope with study difficulties. 
  • Sign Language Interpreters to provide British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation of lectures, seminars, practical sessions etc. 

For more information, please contact: