Universities can offer support in many ways
to ensure that the needs of students are
addressed. Under-represented students come
from an extremely wide variety of backgrounds,
subsequently there is no one way to support
Many universities have a wellbeing, disability and mental health team that are dedicated to providing a confidential and non-judgemental space, in which students can discuss any issues that may be affecting their ability to study.
Some universities offer support for all students at a base level. At UCL for example, every first-year undergraduate student is assigned with a personal tutor. First-year undergraduate students are also matched with a transition mentor to offer guidance and advice in the transition to university.
The additional support offered by universities varies but can include:
Universities are accessible and the support
is available to enable students to study as
independently as possible during their time
Different universities will offer different types of support as mentioned above. To support your students who have additional considerations, it is worth advising them to research what support systems are available at their chosen universities. Often students in need of additional support can contact universities prior to joining to discuss support to help with the transition to higher education.
Some groups that may be able to access additional support at universities include care experienced students, estranged students, disabled students, forced migrants, mature students and young adult carers.
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