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Student Disability & WellbeingPart of Student Services

Information for assessors

If you are a study needs assessor writing an assessment report for a student applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances, the information you require is on this page.

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The Student Disability and Inclusion team has an in-house support worker service for the supply of non-medical helpers, such as learning support assistants. 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 monitored and evaluated to ensure that students receive the best possible service.

The University of Southampton uses external suppliers on a case-by-case basis for support services that cannot be provided in house. Suppliers are researched for the provision of high quality, cost-effective support. These may include BSL or a language support tutor for deaf students.

The University of Southampton provides access to a range of assistive technology.  The majority of this is available to all students on university computers. Some specialist software is available to students accessing long-term support through the Student Disability and Inclusion team. For information on the software available click here.

If you need further information about a specific student accessing support through the Student Disability and Inclusion team, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Discussion of a student's needs with an assessment centre or independent assessor requires the student's consent.

Please note: from March 2019, the University of Southampton is no longer offering 1:1 study skills support (dyslexia) through the DSA QAG Non-medical help provider framework with immediate effect. Assesors are asked to recommend an alternative local provider in line with their needs assessment centre policy.

In addition to DSA funded 1:1 study skills support, University of Southampton students can also access further support. Please click here for details.


Support provided through Student Disability and Inclusion including NMH Rates can be found under Useful Downloads below.


Useful Downloads

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