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Student Services - Supporting You

We're here to support you whilst studying if you need it. You can find out more about our services available to you once you arrive here

If you're starting your course at Brunel in September 2019 and have a disability, we have a variety of pre-arrival initiatives that can help you settle into your new environment. Take a look at these below, and sign up for the one that's right for you. 

Disability Webinars (any disability)

You are invited to attend a webinar aimed at helping you to get ready for life at Brunel and university study.  

The aim of this webinar is to:

  • Give you an overview of the range of support available specific to students disclosing a disability/ learning difficulty/Mental health, medical or physical condition
  • Identify the steps you need to follow to get the support you may need
  • Give you an overview of the facilities specific to students with support needs
  • Offer you a chance to ask any questions you may have
  • Help you feel confident about starting your course at Brunel

We're running two webinars; one on Tuesday 16 July at 11:30 and a second one on Thursday 29 August at 11:30

Please register for one of these dates below - we look forward to chatting with you soon!

Eligibility - offer holders or anyone thinking of coming to study at Brunel.

Mind the Gap - Stepping in to life at Brunel (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

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What is it?

Mind the Gap – Stepping in to life at Brunel is a two and a half day programme for students that have a diagnosed mental health condition. The programme aims to:

  • Help students to prepare for life at University
  • Offer taster sessions on managing challenges such as stress and exams, anxiety as well as self-care tools and advice. 
  • Give students the opportunity to set up support for whilst they are studying, an example could be extra time in exams (if appropriate).

A timetable of sessions will be coming soon.

How much does it cost? And when?

Nothing! It’s free! It'll take place on 3, 4 and 5 September 2019.

Is accommodation included?

The programme includes two free nights of residential accommodation (or you can just attend the daytime events) as well as food and refreshments.

How do I sign-up and eligibility?

Mind the Gap is open to offer holders coming to study at Brunel.

If you have any further questions, email studentsupport@brunel.ac.uk

Transition Day for Aspergers and Autistic students

10th September, 10:00 to 16:00

Eastern Gateway reception area, Brunel London University

Brunel London University recognises that being new to university and starting the academic year in Welcome Week may be a challenge for some students.

This transition event is aimed at those students with an Autistic Spectrum Condition who may prefer to begin to familiarise themselves with the campus beforehand and be part of a smaller event. On the day, students will be given the opportunity to see a variety of facilities including: halls of residence, sensory room, library, Student Centre, assistive technology centre etc.

Students will also be invited to meet with Disability Advisers from the Student Wellbeing Team and find out what support is available at Brunel. Students will also be given an overview of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and how to apply for it. It is recommended that students bring any evidence of their specific need on the day as this will help to get support in place as quickly as possible.  

The Student Wellbeing Team will discuss transitioning to university and what to expect once students arrive and provide some useful information about university systems such as Blackboard and evision. Student ambassadors will be available to answer questions about student life. There will also be an opportunity to have lunch with other prospective students.

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend this event with the students’ consent and will also have the opportunity to ask any questions to our Disability Advisers.  

Disability and Dyslexia Team, Student Wellbeing

Eligibility - offer holders coming to study at Brunel.

 

Intro to Uni Day (Specific Learning Disabilities and Physical/Sensory Disabilities)

Friday 6th September 10:00-16:00

Venue: Brunel University London Campus.

Intro to Uni Day is an induction event open to any student who has disclosed a disability or Specific Learning Difficulty (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD) to the university on application. Brunel University London recognises that the transition to university can be daunting for all students but where there may be additional concerns or support needs this may create further potential barriers. The Disability and Dyslexia Team invites you to come and find out what support is available before term officially starts. You can speak to our Student Ambassadors who will share their student experiences, find out about the Student Services and other resources available and meet other students who will be starting university at the same time as you. Our aim is to help you to find ways round those potential barriers and to help you take the steps you need to give yourself the best opportunity for a positive student experience and a successful student journey.