An introduction to the advisers and co-ordinators who make up the Disability Service.
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I’m Joel, I lead the Disability Service, making sure that students have all the support they need to be successful at Bath, not just academically but also personally and socially, ready for work and life after University.
I’ve been working at the University of Bath since 2004 and have been in this role since 2018.
Hi I’m Susan and I’m the Team Lead for the Disability Advisers. I work with students to discuss possible new diagnoses, or to find out how their studies may be impacted by a disability, long-term health condition or mental health difficulty. We then work together to identify the best ways to support their studies and wellbeing during their time at University. I also work closely with staff throughout the university to help raise awareness and considerations to help improve inclusion. I’ve worked in different universities in London and the South West, supporting disabled students since 2002.
I’m Becky, I am a Disability Adviser working within Student Services. My first contact with students is often in the summer before you start your course so I can find out more about you and your support needs and answer any questions that you may have about university study. I also meet with students at any time during their course to ensure that their support needs are being met. I am also involved in running the fortnightly social group for students with ASC.
I’m James, one of the Disability Advisers. My role involves meeting with students to help them access support and request adjustments from their academic department, and from external sources such as Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). We create Disability Access Plans (DAPs), which provide support recommendations and exam arrangements. I have been in the role since 2017; prior to that I worked as a Specialist Study Skills support worker for students with SpLDs and ASC.
I am Sam, one of the Disability Advisers. I support students with setting up their Disability Access Plans and exam arrangements. I joined the University of Bath in 2013, and prior to that I have worked in further education and the charity sectors, providing advice and guidance.
I’m Moi, and I joined the Disability Service as a Disability Adviser in 2021. I will be exploring the different learning styles alongside students, with the aim to provide the right support to suit their needs and to make recommendations to their Departments. I worked as a specialist mentor and study skills tutor with students with ASC in a university setting before, and my last role was as a social prescriber within an autism specialist team under the NHS umbrella. During that role, I worked with adults with ASC to access the community and engage with social and occupational activities.
Hi, I’m Finn and I’m the Team Leader in the Disability Support Team. I have worked here at the University since August 2017 and have been in my current role since January 2020. I lead a small team who are responsible for co-ordinating specialist disability support (Study Skills, Mentoring, Note Taking etc.) for students here at Bath.
I have worked in Higher Education since 2015 and before working at Bath I supported students at a specialist music institution in Manchester.
I’m Anne and I’ve worked as a Disability Co-ordinator since 2009 putting in place support like Study Skills Tutors, Specialist Mentors, Note takers and Exam support for students who are in receipt of Disabled Students Allowances or related funding. Together with my Co-ordinator colleagues Finn and Tash, I also run the University’s Campus Buddy scheme to help new students with ASC or Aspergers transition into University life.
I’m Tash, and I work with students who have support workers, liaising with mentors, tutors, notetakers and departments to ensure our students get appropriate support. I have worked at the University since 2019 and been in my current role since March 2020. I have worked in education since 2011.
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