The University values the diverse skills and talents of our students. High levels of motivation, determination and enthusiasm are among the many qualities that we see in students with Autism spectrum conditions.
We believe that students with Autism spectrum conditions should be respected and valued for these positive qualities as well as being supported in the areas they find difficult.
The Autism Support Team
The NTU Autism Support Team consists of a Disability Officer, an Academic Support Specialist and a Mentor. Together, we work to improve the university experience for students with Autism Spectrum Conditions.
- The Disability Officer will act as a first point of contact for you, and can coordinate any additional support that you may need.
- Our Academic Support Specialist provides one-to-one tailored learning support to enable students with ASC to reach their full potential. Study skills sessions with the Academic Support Specialist usually last for about an hour and take place on a regular basis.*
- You may also be entitled to additional support from a Mentor. The Mentor offers one-to-one support on a regular basis, and focuses on issues relevant to the individual. These issues might include social integration, independent living, managing workloads and meeting deadlines, developing confidence to interact effectively with peers and lecturers, and considering future career aspirations.*
* students requiring this support will be expected to have applied for the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
What if I'm not happy with the service?
Please talk to your disability support officer or Disability Support administrator first. If you would then like to make a formal complaint, please write to the Student Support Services (Disability Services) Manager at the Student Services Centre at the City site.
Contact the team on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2085 or via email.