University of Roehampton
University of Roehampton
The Disability and Dyslexia Services offer a range of specialist support to ensure students are able to achieve their full potential. Advice, support and guidance is available to support a range of disabilities, including Autistic Spectrum conditions, mental health and long term health conditions and for students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and ADHD. Appointments, drop in times, screening sessions and Disabled Students’ Allowances support is available.
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Support we offer
Accessible learning spaces
Pre-entry transition programme or equivalent support
Specialist knowledge in disability service
Specialist groups or disabled students’ network
Support available from academic staff
Additional details about support
Funding for SpLD Assessment
Can a student be referred for a Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) Assessment with a Specialist teacher or Educational Psychologist through the University and is there funding available for an SpLD assessment?
Disability Services has a team of Specialist Assessors and Educational Psychologists who work onsite and carry out diagnostic assessments. Students are supported to apply for funding to cover most of the cost of the assessment via our Student Hardship Fund. More information about this can be found via the following web address: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Disability-Services/Access-support/#SpLD
Disability Adviser available
Are there specialist staff available to talk to within the service? Is there a disability officer or a disability adviser for students to talk to?
Disability Services is made up of a team of specialist staff, including a Disability Adviser and Dyslexia Coordinator. Students are encouraged to make contact either by attending a weekly drop in session or by requesting an appointment via an online form, by phoning , or by dropping into the office.
Support from academic staff
Is advice and support available from academic staff within the faculties of the University? How do students access this advice and support?
Each department has a Departmental Disabilities Coordinator who works closely with Disability Services to ensure that any recommended reasonable adjustments are in place and effective for disabled students. Students’ needs are communicated to the DDC and department via a summary of adjustments (SoA). This is also shared with the student and they are advised to make contact with their DDC to discuss.
One-to-one mentoring support
Are there any additional services available such as mentoring, counselling services or a buddy scheme to help a new student to settle in if needed?
Specialist mentoring is available where this has been recommended in the needs assessment, and additional campus or practical support is provided by on campus Learning Support Assistants. Disability Services works closely with the Wellbeing team, who offer support via Student Welfare Officers and have an onsite counselling service.
Specialist Support groups
Are there specialist support groups or a disabled students network available at the University?
Roehampton Students’ Union (RSU) has a society for disabled students: SWAN (Society for Students with Alternative Needs). The society enables students to make contact with other disabled students and ask any questions they may have.
Adapted accommodation in halls
Is adapted accommodation and specialist equipment available in halls of residence?
One-to-One / Group Study Skills
Does the institution provide support with arranging One to one/Group study skills sessions?
We can provide support with arranging One to One and Group study skills sessions.