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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 mentors are highly qualified people with experience in related professions. They have experience of university life and the demands of academic study.

You will initially be invited to a 60-minute session with a Senior Wellbeing Mentor at Frenchay Campus, who will talk to you about your goals and will match you with an appropriate mentor.

Specialist mentor support is available at all UWE Bristol campuses. After the initial appointment you will then be able to meet with your allocated mentor on the campus to suit you.

Together, 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 on a weekly or fortnightly basis to help you to stay positive and motivated throughout the academic year.

The Wellbeing Service is there to support you. If you are feeling particularly challenged or overwhelmed, please contact us or complete our 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 mentoring team

If you have any questions or would like to chat with a member of the mentoring team please contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)117 328 2037

Wellbeing Service
2FC 50 (Felixstowe Court)
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol, BS16 1QY

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 08:30–17:00
Friday 08:30–16:30

Out of term hours:
Monday to Thursday 08:30–16:30
Friday 08:30–16:00

Personal circumstances (formerly called extenuating circumstances)

The Wellbeing Service does not routinely write personal circumstance letters unless you are currently receiving support from our service.

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

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