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Disability and Dyslexia Service

Specialist Mentoring

What is Specialist Mentoring?

Specialist mentors can support with:

  • time management and planning;
  • maintaining a study routine;
  • help with motivation;
  • developing effective learning strategies;
  • building confidence and resilience;
  • coping with anxiety and stress;
  • dealing with concentration difficulties;
  • support with self-management and self-care;
  • ensuring a study-life balance.

 For some students this support will need to be ongoing while for others it might be gradually phased out or only be required at certain points of their course.

How does mentoring help?

“The mentoring has really helped me getting back on my feet, becoming less stressed and instead organised and ahead of my work. Every time I see my mentor, I'm ill at ease but I always leave a lot lighter. It has really helped me to get my confidence back and I always feel welcome and nothing is too little or unimportant to ask about.”

“Mentoring helped to get into a routine when first starting, I was able to create a plan for my work which I probably wouldn't have been able to do as well without the mentoring. It's also good to know that there is someone who can help should I come into any difficulties.”

“I really wished I had discovered this service earlier.  I have found mentoring helpful for the following reasons:

  1. Regular weekly meetings with someone who's interested in helping you achieve your goals.
  2. Help to set goals and breakdown tasks that otherwise seem insurmountable”
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