Facilitation is arranged separately to that of a student’s taught sessions and could involve:
The flexibility of the facilitation service ensures that students are supported on a day or at a time that is convenient for them.
The Notetaker is responsible for providing students with comprehensive unbiased notes. All notetakers are trained and qualified to provide a professional, confidential service.
Manual notetakers are:
The Study Assistant acts as a general enabler or facilitator for supported students. They work alongside students to provide a range of support to assist with transition and integration from the beginning of the course.
This can include:
Electronic notetaking service is provided to students that are unable to take notes for themselves within the educational environment.
The ENT operator works with two laptop computers to record and receive information being spoken. It is not a word for word service but a qualified operator can type a detailed summary of what is being said and identify speakers allowing the user to interact with the operator and add their own notes. The student will have a laptop which enables them to read everything the operator has typed and a transcription is either copied onto a memory stick or e-mailed to the student after the session.
The role of the scribe (amanuensis) involves the support worker writing down, or typing what a student dictates in an examination or in-class assessment. This support is usually recommended as part of students Special Examination Arrangements and can be include:
A scribe is not allowed to rephrase or paraphrase what is dictated to them. We recommend that students meet with their scribe before the examination to undertake a practice session.
This service is provided to many disabled students (autism / mental health condition / long standing ill-health) and those diagnosed with specific learning difficulties/differences (dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D or dyscalculia). The focus of tuition is to support students to develop a wide range of strategies and skills such as:
Some of our specialist tutors are qualified to provide diagnostic assessments for students that may have specific learning difficulties.
The role of a specialist mentor is to provide highly specialist, one-to-one support to help students to address barriers to learning created by a particular impairment, for example, mental health conditions or autistic spectrum disorders. This could include a range of issues such as:
The specialist mentor is there to help you to recognise any barriers to learning caused by a specific impairment and to help to develop strategies to overcome these barriers.
The Language Support Tutor provides specialist one-to-one English language enhancement for deaf students, either those whose first language is BSL or those who communicate orally. The Language Support Tutor will give guidance on:
You should see your course tutor for guidance on the content of your assignments.
Sign Language Interpreters at the University are Member of the Register of Sign Language Interpreters (MRSLI) or equivalent, Trainee Interpreter (TI). The Interpreters employed by SEC conform to the CACDP (Signature) Code of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters and Code of Ethics for Interpreters.
They facilitate communication between deaf students and university staff so that both parties receive equal access to information. The interpreter will not participate in any way other than to put into sign language what has been spoken and voice into English what has been signed.