Individual support

Here at NTU, we’re committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for students. We want to ensure that all students are able to enjoy student life while they learn, so we offer services and support for a diverse range of experiences and identities.

Student being supported

Support for students with disabilities

Our Disability Support Service offers advice to disabled students about the services available to meet their individual needs. We'll work hard to make sure students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or long-term illnesses have access to the support and facilities they need.

How can we help you?

We encourage you to tell us about your particular needs when you apply. This information helps us to make the right arrangements for you and provide the best possible support, so that your experience at NTU is a positive one.

We offer a wide range of support for students with access requirements:

  • Tailored, one-to-one mentoring and academic support for students with specific learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and those with autism spectrum conditions
  • Advice on funding, specialist grants and paying for additional support
  • In-house facilities to assess your specialist learning support needs
  • Communication support, including British sign language (BSL) interpreters and in-class support
  • Advice and support with assistive technologies and specialist software
  • Other specific practical arrangements, including accessible accommodation, extended library loans and individual examination arrangements.

You'll find more information about our support, what funding is available and how to apply on our disabled students support page.

Mature students

We welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds, including a significant number of mature students (traditionally defined as undergraduates over 21). Your background, whether it is in full-time education, working, family life or travel, will help to enrich the student experience here.

We realise that you may have some concerns about the practical aspects of student life, the transition to undergraduate study and managing your finances while you are a student. If so, our Student Services Teams are on hand to offer you advice and practical support to help you settle in to university life and find the right balance between studying and your commitments outside NTU.

You’ll find more information on our mature student support pages.

Dyslexia support

We offer specialist learning support for people with dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Take a look at our Student Services pages to find out more.

Student support

Support for student parents

Some students combine their university studies with caring responsibilities for children. Our team can provide advice, support and information on the services available to you, to help you plan your time and finances effectively.

Our student Support Officer (Widening Participation) can offer advice, information and support to new student parents and applicants.

You'll find more information, including childcare services and financial support, on our student parents support page.

Support for students with caring responsibilities

Many students combine their university studies with caring responsibilities, such as caring for children, disabled or elderly parents, or other adult dependants. Juggling external responsibilities with studies can be challenging. Our Student Support team provides information and advice to help you plan your time effectively and get the support you need.

You'll find more information about our support on our students with caring responsibilities support page.

Support for transgender students

We recognise the unique issues faced by transgender students and are committed to providing support from someone who understands your needs.

We see the 'trans' term as a broad umbrella which includes but is not limited to: transsexualism, intersex characteristics, non-binary gender identity and any process of gender reassignment, whether this is being medically assisted or not.

You’ll find information, including practical support and advice on our transgender students support page.

Come and meet us at an open day or event!

Our open day events are the perfect opportunity to discuss your needs with us in person. And don’t worry if you need specific support for your visit with us – the information’s available in every required format, so just email us and let us know.

How do I make contact to find out more?

You'll find contact information for all our services on our Student Services pages.

Please contact the relevant team for any questions you may have.

Individual support

Published on 16 January 2017

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