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DSA Funded Support

Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support – ASD


This specialist one-to-one support is primarily provided for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This support aims to develop students’ skills and independent learning. It is tailored to a student’s individual needs with the clear objectives and timescales for achieving these goals.

Our highly specialist tutors will provide 1:1 academic and social support to enable students with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to overcome barriers to learning and progress throughout college or university. Tutors will work with students to address specific academic issues that students with ASD have in completing academic work alongside supporting with social barriers within the academic environment. Tutors will support students in their academic journey by advising and guiding them to develop a variety of academic and transferable/interpersonal skills e.g. social and communication skills.

Topics might include:

  • time management and organisational skills
  • efficient strategies for reading academic texts
  • note taking from texts, hand-outs and in lectures
  • research skills
  • mind mapping and planning techniques
  • proof reading strategies
  • approaching written assignments
  • memory techniques and strategies
  • revision methods
  • analysing exam/essay questions.
  • We have over 20 years experience in helping students and individuals achieve their best

  • All of our staff are highly qualified and trained in their field

  • Individually tailored academic and mental health support

Success stories

  • I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to receive specialist mentoring because of the wonderful personalised support that has helped me get through university

    Some days I’ve been feeling down, but after my session I leave feeling infinitely better because it’s an outlet for whatever’s on my mind and my mentor’s warmth and enthusiasm is really uplifting.

    Cansu T, Zoology Student

  • With the help of my mentor I have done things I didn't think I'd be able to

    like present a poster at a conference, and now, I am a PhD student and the happiest I’ve ever been.

    Oliver B , Phd Student

  • When I first came to university, I was extremely anxious having never been away from home

    My mentor has been instrumental in helping me deal with various concerns by talking through them and coming up with strategies to help manage them.

    Vincent S , Phd Student, Robotics

  • I feel more in control

    With time I let myself slowly face the situations that used to paralyze me. I am now back at work and have reconnected with my friends. I started with meeting out in the open to now being able to have a drink in a bar. I feel happy and back in control.

    Mark R , Tewkesbury

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