Overview

Access one-to-one specialist mentoring focusing on your academic studies. You may be eligible to access this service through Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). Please contact Disability Service if you are unsure about your entitlement to DSAs.

How specialist mentoring can help

Read about the benefits

Specialist mentoring focuses on developing strategies in the following areas:

  • managing and organising time effectively
  • planning and prioritising workload
  • setting realistic goals and working towards achieving them
  • developing motivation and morale
  • tackling focus and concentration issues
  • coping with anxiety in stress situations
  • creating a suitable work-life balance
  • working on strategies to improve attendance and engagement
  • improving social and communication skills
  • managing impact of condition on wellbeing
  • accessing appropriate services within the University and local area.

"My mentor was superb in listening to any and all challenges I faced within my degree, and she always provided practical suggestions to help me overcome them. Her endless encouragement motivated me to achieve the best I could and helped me develop greater confidence in myself."

Katie, Student

Katie Student

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

  3. Step 3

    For some students, specialist mentoring will only be required at certain points in their course. For others, it may be required more regularly and phased out over time as you become more confident and independent.

    Specialist mentors are highly qualified professionals with experience in related mental health professions. They also have experience of university life and the demands of academic study. You’ll work with your specialist mentor to develop an action plan on the best way forward. You’ll be encouraged to tap into the full range of support options available at UWE Bristol.

Personal circumstances

Personal circumstances

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

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