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Student Support

The School of Health Sciences has a comprehensive support structure in place for all students. From personal tutors to peer mentors, there are lots of opportunities to access support throughout study and on placement. Below we have described some of these areas for support. If you have any queries please get in touch.

Dyslexia, Disability and Study Support

At the University of Nottingham we are strongly committed to equality of opportunity for all our students. We welcome disabled students, students with a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) and students with long-term medical conditions and aim to ensure that, as far as possible, appropriate support is offered to meet their needs.

Full information on the range of support and services available for students is available from the Student Services pages of the University's website. 

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the University is aware of his/her individual requirements. Letting us know what you might need at an early stage will help us to help you. You should also read through the University's Disability Disclosure and Confidentiality Policy.

Students with a disability, specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) or long-term medical condition are urged to inform their tutor or the School’s Disability Liaison Officer (DLO). For a list of who is your DLO please access the student intranet or if you are an applicant, please contact the central Disability Support Team for any queries on support. Please also visit the Academic Support website for specialist support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties.

The video on the right side of this page is devised by students from the School to share their experiences of having a learning difficulty and the support they have accessed.

Information Services Help and Support

Whilst studying with us you will have access to all our online IT services. If you need support at any point please visit the IS website for help with the IT facilities.

International and National Electives

As part of your study at The University of Nottingham you will have the opportunity to take part in a local, national or international electives. If you require any information on these please visit the electives page in the international section of the School of Health Sciences website.

Peer Mentors

All students arriving at the School will be allocated a peer mentor. This will be an experienced student who can provide information and advice on topics from studying to socialising.

Personal Tutor

All students arriving at the School will also be allocated a personal tutor who will meet with you three times a year. The personal tutor will be your first port of call with any academic and pastoral queries.

Student support

At the University of Nottingham there are also dedicated Student Support Centres. Please visit the Student Services website for range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience. The Student Advice Centre can also provide confidential advice for students on housing, courses and money.

Dyslexia Action Group

One group of students came together to share their experiences of having a learning difficulty. This group has been incredibly proactive in designing and producing this short video which can support incoming and first year students concerned about their own learning difficulties.




School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559