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Specialist mentor support

What is specialist mentor support?

We offer one-to-one specialist mentor support focusing on your academic studies. You may be eligible to access this service through Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Please contact Disability Service if you are unsure about your entitlement to DSA.

How can specialist mentor support help?

Mentoring specifically helps you in the following areas:

  • Time management
  • Organisation and planning
  • Motivation and morale
  • Academic workload
  • Setting weekly goals
  • Study skills and strategies
  • Identifying stressors
  • Social and communication skills
  • Minimising the impact of your condition on your studies
  • Finding the right balance to enjoy your course

How does it work?

Specialist mentor support is available at all UWE Bristol campuses. Specialist mentors are highly qualified people with experience in related professions. They also have experience of university life and the demands of academic study.

Together with your mentor, you will develop an action plan on the best way forward. This will include a number of one-to-one sessions exploring strategies to support you, and possibly liaison with academic departments.

Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to meet your mentor on a regular basis to help you to stay positive and motivated throughout the academic year.

Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service is also there to support you. If you are feeling particularly challenged or overwhelmed, please read through their support options or complete the wellbeing registration form to discuss how this can be resolved.

Self-help resources

We have developed a number of self-help resources on various topics commonly discussed in specialist mentor support. Please refer to these self-help resources for additional information and advice.

You can also download the SAM anxiety app, which has been created to help you understand and manage anxiety.

Contact the AWE admin team

If you have any questions or want to book your mentoring support please contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)117 328 2037

AWE admin team
1D15 UWE Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol, BS16 1QY

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 09:00–17:00
Friday 09:00–16:00

Personal circumstances (formerly called extenuating circumstances)

Mentors and the Wellbeing Service do not routinely write personal circumstance letters unless you are currently receiving support from our services.

Please read our Wellbeing Service personal circumstances policy for more information.

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