Student Services Accessibility

Support Worker Service

The Support Worker Service is part of Accessibility’s (Academic and Disability Support) larger programme of support, in order to assist the University’s compliance with disability legislation.  The Accessibility department is informed by our desire to explore the social model of disability.  This means that we actively seek to create a learning context at the University of Nottingham which is as a matter of course responsive to disabled students.  We aim to reduce the disabling effect of institutional practices and conventions.

The majority of Academic Support Work takes the form of Note-Taking in taught classes.  It also covers the roles of Examination Support Worker (Exam Mentor, Exam Reader, Exam Scribe) and Study Assistant (Mentor, Non-Exam Reader, Non-Exam Scribe, Practical Support Assistant and Sighted Guide).  It does not include personal care.

Please use the following links to answer any initial queries you may have about Academic Support Work:

Students- about the service

Students in a seminar


Use this page to find out more about the academic support work for disabled students.


Prospective Support Workers

woman helping a female student study


Use this page to find out more about the application procedure for Support Workers, as well as what the role involves.


Existing Support Workers

Students in Lecture Theatre 3


If you are an existing Support Worker please direct any queries to: 





Students studying in a lecture theatre



It has been great to work with [this student] for so long and watch his skills getting more mature.

Support Worker

Notes were great, full of the right information and were incredibly helpful with my assignment.



Accessibility (Academic Support, Disability Support and ACCESS Centre)

Cherry Tree Lodge
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44(0) 115 82 32070
For email contact information, please visit our Contact Accessibility page