Support at MMU. A whistle-stop tour…. Sam Neal & Anna Charles-Jones. Student Information Points, Student Life Offices and The Student Hub June 2012. Our Aims… We aim to provide a comprehensive advice and information service to all students on all student-related matters
A whistle-stop tour…
Sam Neal &
Our main areas include…
Student Life Office
The best place to look is www.mmu.ac.uk/students
For the Student Handbook
Each Faculty has information on its own webpage
just follow the links from the MMU homepage
The SU Advice Centre offers a free, independent and impartial service on all the main issues affecting students at MMU.
We aim to ensure your time at university is not lessened through a lack of support or knowledge of your rights.
a Citizens Advice Bureau for MMU students!
Tuition Fees, Maintenance Loans/Grants, MMU Bursaries
Specialist grants (Childcare Grant, Disabled Students Allowance, Parents Learning Allowance)
Access to Learning Fund (commonly known as MMU’s hardship Fund)
Disciplinary and plagiarism procedures, including representation at meetings
Exceptional Factors applications
Complaints and appeals
Tenants’ rights, eviction, disrepair
Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme
We also work closely with the University Student Services and frequently refer students to Counselling, Careers, Learner Development Service and Faculty Student Support Officer’s
The SU Advice Centre is here to represent
individuals, however, we can help the
whole student body at MMU through
social policy work.
We keep social policy records of any
cases which show policy changes might
need to be made at MMU. We then pass
on this information to our Student Voice
Manager to be used in campaigns.
Learning Development Adviser
Nahida – Manager
Anna, Gill, Irene, Kate, Rose, Steve – Advisers
Eve, Phillippa & Sam – Admin Team
Smaller office at MMU Cheshire
Vikki – Adviser - Kathryn – SIP Supervisor
Our main base within the Employability Hub in the new Business School
And MMU staff
who work with
Comprehensive advice, assessment and support service for disabled students including the production of Personal Learning Plans
Group dyslexia screenings & onward referral to Educational Psychologist
Advisory support for staff on student-related disability issues
Staff development and training
A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
Adjustments for students with temporary injuries are at the discretion of their academic department not Learner Development.
Students needing a dyslexia screening
Students who disclose a disability
Students needing a review of their support
When you are unsure i.e. if in doubt refer! (Drop-In Adviser)
Student completes disclosure and data protection form
Student to bring in evidence
Has the student got evidence of their disability?
Personal Learning Plan sent to Student Life Office / Exams Officer / Library & copy to student
Student to see adviser to complete Personal Learning Plan
Student completes DSA1 form during PLP appointment
Report sent to Funding body
Receives Eligibility Letter *SFE delays
Attend Assessment of Needs interview
Order equipment and arrange support workers
Assessor writes up report
Specialist Equipment: Dictaphones, Computers loaded with specialist software etc.Non-Medical Helpers: Note Taker, Study Coach, British Sign Language Interpreter etc.General Allowances: Allowances for non-core books, photocopying and Printer Cartridges etc.Travel: Reimbursing additional disability-related travel costs.
Faculty Student Support Officers: provide support for all students including study skills Counselling Service: Individual & group counselling plus workshops & courses including relaxation & stress management Departmental Disability Coordinators: An academic member of staff who coordinates the support for disabled students within their departmentFaculty Disability Contacts: Coordinates the administration of the personal learning plan process and examination requirements
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We can help you with this - throughout your time at MMU and up to 3 years after graduation.
Programme covering CV writing, interview prep, networking
and lots more.
you are just starting out or are preparing to land your first graduate job.
services we offer.
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