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Non-Medical Helpers (NMH) for disabled students

Information about the assistance we provide for students with disabilities to help them with specific tasks during their studies.

Non-Medical Helpers (NMH)

We provide disabled students with assistants to help them with their studies. Support can range from specialist mentoring, 1-1 study tuition or BSL interpretation. Most support can take place online but it may also be possible to arrange in-person support if required.

Disability Access Plans (DAPs) set out what kind of support a student receives. The Disability Service arranges DAPs.

Standard support services

Support Assistants

  • Practical Support Assistant
  • Library Support Assistant
  • Workshop/ Laboratory Assistant

Enhanced Support Assistants

  • Study Assistant
  • Examination Support Worker
  • Manual Note Taker

Specialist Enabled Support

  • Electronic Note Taker

Specialist Access and Learning Facilitators

  • Specialist Mentor
  • Specialist one-to-one study skills support

Other support services

We arrange these support services through other providers. You should contact the Disability Service to discuss your individual requirements.

Support assistants

  • Sighted guide

Specialist enabled support

  • Communication support worker
  • Specialist transcription services
  • Mobility trainer

Specialist access and learning facilitators

  • British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter
  • Language support tutor for deaf students
  • Assistive technology trainer


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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