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Disability Support. Study Support Student Services 0845 196 6700/6701 studysupport@anglia.ac.uk. Disability Support. What counts as a disability? Come and find out about support available and who qualifies. Eligible conditions Autism/Aspergers

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disability support

Disability Support

Study Support

Student Services

0845 196 6700/6701

studysupport@anglia.ac.uk

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Disability Support
  • What counts as a disability? Come and find out about support available and who qualifies.
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Eligible conditions
    • Autism/Aspergers
    • Specific Learning Difficulties: dyslexia, dyspraxia, pragmatic semantic disorder
    • Unseen conditions - heart conditions, epilepsy, cancer, ME, CFS, MS etc
    • Sensory impairments
    • Mental health conditions
    • Mobility
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Equality Act 2010 definition
    • A physical or mental impairment which has substantial and long-term adverse effect on ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
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Areas of study that might be affected
  • Taking notes in lectures and seminars or when researching
  • Concentration
  • Composition
  • Proof reading
  • Time management
  • Exams
  • Mobility
  • Communication and social interaction
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Role of Study Support Adviser
    • screening for dyslexia and arranging for dyslexia assessments with educational psychologist
    • assessing, supporting and monitoring support for disabled students
      • mentoring
    • helping with funding applications
    • writing summary of reasonable adjustments
    • organising individual exam arrangements
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Reasonable adjustments
  • Exam arrangements
    • policy document http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/student_services/study_support/policies_procedures.phtml
  • Adaptations to buildings
  • Core reading material in alternative formats
    • policy document http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/student_services/study_support/policies_procedures.phtml
  • Rooming/timetabling
  • Extensions to submission deadlines
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Study support
    • Website with information and guides: http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/student_services/study_support/index.phtml
    • Drop in sessions: 1to1
    • Workshops: Write it Right Weds x 5 Oct then Thu x 5 from 15 Nov 2.00 - 3.00
    • Skills @ Uni
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Funding
  • Disabled Students Allowance funded by Student Finance England or NHS Bursaries (nursing/midwifery)
    • Note takers, facilitators, mentors
    • Equipment
    • General allowance
    • Transport for those who cannot use public transport
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Charities for disability support
  • Snowdon  - closing date 31 May, max £500
  • BAHSHE - British Association of Healthcare Services for Students in Higher Education deadlines: 1st March, 1st June, 1st Nov, max £500      
  • Charlie Bayne Travel Trust -  deadline: end of May, max £500
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Charities for general financial support
  • International students - see UK Council for International Affairs website
    • embassies
    • Churches Together in Britain and Ireland - for international students facing financial hardship in final months of course
  • British Nationals or asylum seekers, refugees, or those with leave to remain - Family Action - has online search form
  • Those from developing world over 35 years old and in final 6 months of PhD course - The Leche Trust