Depending on your individual requirements, we can provide a range of services, such as:
- An early visit to the campus for disabled students who are applying to study at Northumbria
- A discussion with disabled students about study support requirements and individual study support strategies
- Advice on applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) to cover the costs of the disability support required during study
- Arranging individual or modified exam arrangements
- One-to-one specialist dyslexia tutorials or one-to-one specialist mentoring
- Advice on adapted and accessible accommodation and on the physical accessibility of our buildings
- The use of our Support Worker Service for students who require one-to-one educational support, such as the services of a note taker in lectures or a personal assistant to assist with mobility around the campus
- Advice on assistive technology
To see our Statement of Service, please click here.
If you need to speak to a Disabilities Coordinator, they are available for Drop-In at the following times at Student Central, City Campus Library, Ground Floor
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am - 3pm, Thursday: 11am - 1pm
Please phone 0191 227 4127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check drop in times.
Alternatively, if you are based at Coach Lane Campus and unable to come in to see a Coordinator you can contact us on the phone number or email address above, with your availability and we will be able to make you a telephone appointment.
"As an independent adult learner, it is very important that you take responsibility for your own learning and also for helping Faculty staff and other University staff to support you effectively. As set out in section 4d of your DSSR report, you need to be proactive in accessing support. It is certainly our experience that support is more effective when all parties take responsibility and work together."
Counselling and Mental Health Support
If, during your time as a student here, you feel you might want or need some support with a personal, emotional or mental health issue, you can access support from Counselling and Mental Health Support by completing our online registration form – it just takes a few minutes.
Once you have submitted the form, we will look at it the next working day, and once we have done this, we will contact you within two working days.
If you have any questions, you can call or email the team (contact details below), or come along and see us Monday - Friday between 2.00pm - 4.30pm, by visiting the Ask4Help point in Student Central, City Campus Library (ground floor).
Counselling and Mental Health Support offer a range of support services, including:
- Online self-help support available here
- Referrals to relevant self-help materials
- Appointments with Counsellors
- Appointments with mental health practitioners (which can include identifying possible mental health issues)
- Guided self-help appointments
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) appointments
- Therapeutic workshops
- Ongoing individual support
- Referrals to other support in the University and to support services in the community
If you are offered an appointment and subsequently are unable to attend, please let us know as early as possible (preferably 48 hours beforehand). This is so that we can offer your appointment to another student.
Ask4Help point, Student Central, City Campus Library
Coach Lane Campus
Ask4Help point, Student Central, Coach Lane Library
Tel: 0191 227 4576