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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Your recommended funded support package may include provision for 1:1 human support, which is provided by Non-Medical Helpers.

The Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre can provide the following types of Non-Medical Help (NMH) for disabled students:

  • Manual Note-taking
  • Library Assistance
  • Practical Support Assistance
  • Laboratory Assistance
  • Proofreading
  • Examination Support (Amanuensis or Reader)
  • Specialist Transcription
  • Mobility Training
  • Specialist Mentoring
  • Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support

Your Disability Adviser will ask the Disability Support Co-ordinator to arrange the non-medical help for you. You will be matched to a suitable NMH and an email will be sent when this is set up.

We ask all students in receipt of Non-Medical Help (NMH) support from the Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre to read the Student Information for Non-Medical Help leaflet, which is designed to give you an understanding of your responsibilities when it comes to your NMH support.

Non-Medical Helpers (NMHs) are paid via an electronic timesheet system called OPUS. Students need to approve their timesheets on a weekly basis via OPUS. More information on verifying timesheets via OPUS can be found on the Electronic Timesheets page.

If you would like to access any of these types of support and do not have funding, then please contact your Disability Adviser. They will discuss with you your options for funding this support.