Information for student needs assessors

This section is aimed at giving student needs assessors more information regarding University of Southampton courses to enable them to carry out a full needs assessment for a disabled student.

If you need information about a student's course please follow the links below to the University of Southampton's course pages, the course outlines should give you information about school administrators and basic course information to help you with the needs assessment process.

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

The University of Southampton Education Support has an in-house Support Worker Service for the supply of Non Medical Helpers (NMH). Non medical helpers are employed on contract or work with the service on a consultancy basis, depending on role. Training is provided and all non medical helpers have enhanced CRB certificates. The service is reviewed annually and work is both monitored and evaluated to ensure that the students receive the best possible service. Research is also conducted to ensure the support is competitively priced.

The University of Southampton uses external suppliers for support services that cannot be provided in house, on a case-by-case basis. Suppliers are researched for the provision of high quality, cost effective support.

Support provided by Enabling Services:
Specialist Dyslexia Tutorials: £65 per hour.
Contact Dyslexia Support: 023 8059 2726, email

Learning Support: £22 per hour.
Contact Enabling Services: 023 8059 7726, email 

Learning Support Service can provide the following support:  

  • Notetaker
  • Buddy (For students with social anxieties, to settle into campus)
  • Practical Support in labs, library, art studios, work placements, field trips etc
  • General Support on campus 
  • Reader of academic materials

If you require any information about a type of support that is not listed above, please contact the head of the Learning Support Service on 023 8059 7726.

If you need further information about a specific student who has already been to visit the Disability Support Team, please contact the Disability Support Team and we will be happy to help where ever we can. Discussing a student's needs with an assessment centre will depend on the student's agreement to allow us to do so.