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What do you do?

Hear short snippets from our support staff, as they tell you about the services they provide and how they support you once you arrive at uni.

Universities provide many services to support student welfare as well as academic study and you read about some of these in Step 1.8. In the second of our vox pop videos, you’ll hear from support staff who explain the services they provide and how they support you once you arrive on campus.

If you’re living with a disability, chronic medical or mental health condition, these additional preparation steps may be helpful:

  • Register with the Disability Service: Make sure this is done well before you arrive.
  • Disabled Student Allowance (DSA): Find out whether you’re eligible for DSA, and if so, apply for it as soon as possible. DSAs are a form of government funded support. They are aimed at helping disabled people to study on an equal basis with other students.
  • Day-to-day support: Have a detailed discussion with the person who helps you most at home, about what support you’re likely to need academically and for daily living. Contact the Disability Service and let them know what you need, so things are put into place to help you with a smoother transition and that you’re getting the right support.
  • Plan ahead: Plan the routes you’ll need to take around the campus and the town by looking at maps of the local area.
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