If you have a specific learning difficulty, an ongoing medical condition (including any mental health condition) or a disability that may impact your study, please let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to provide you with any support that you may need. Anything you share with the disability advisory team will be kept entirely confidential.
Canvas VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) https://gig.instructure.com/ is a system for managing and delivering online learning materials and resources to students. It connects all of these resources and other useful digital tools in one easy to access location and is available to all Grimsby staff and students through their Office 365 login credentials.
Every university level course has a designated Success Coach. They are a degree-educated non-teaching member of staff that work with students to support them with any concerns they may have during the course of their studies. Here are some of the services they offer:
First point of contact for higher education learners
Supporting students who have or may need mitigation
Pastoral support, online, telephone and in person
Guidance and support in regards to on-campus and outside agencies and services
If you have any questions, then please contact them on 01472 311222 extensions 2052/2054/2055
Academic Achievement Coach
The Academic Achievement Coach offers support to HE students. Progression Coaches and Programme Leaders communicate with students who are needing additional support to maintain achievements at expected grade levels.
Support is offered through a range of means depending on the access to resource each student has and their preferred way of working.
The Academic Achievement Coach has used VLE through Canvas, Skype, email and telephone to support. For HE learners who require academic support with any aspect of research and writing, please click here.
Student Support Officers (SSOs)
Our team of SSOs support students in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowance. They also support those who will be progressing from a Level 3 qualification who would be entitled to the DSA once becoming a student in Higher Education (HE). Students with a range of difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD, Autism etc. can access this support which focuses on the development and improvement of study skills, such as efficient proofreading and extracting relevant information from academic text, once their DSA has been agreed or evidence from a L3 programme is available.
Our safeguarding team are available if you have any concerns or worries. Please contact them on 07920 860241. This is the number to call if you require immediate advice or support. You can also contact them via email [email protected].
Our Counselling service will be operating a Telephone Support service. New referrals and those on our waiting list will be responded to accordingly. Current clients, across all sites, will be contacted by their usual counsellor and be given details regarding future telephone support or signposted to website. Contact our counselling team:
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The Disability Officer supports all students in making a DSA application, which can involve guidance on filling in the correct application forms and the acquiring of appropriate evidence. They also liaise with external agencies such as Student Finance England, the DSA team and Needs Assessors, again with the purpose of supporting students in their DSA application. Disability Officers also assist with the allocation of resources and liaise with both exams staff and curriculum staff to ensure all reasonable adjustments are in place if required and advise on support resources for the wide range of students.
The Disability Assessor provides in house assessments for specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. The diagnostic report that is produced as a result of the assessment can not only be used to inform relevant internal staff of support strategies and examination access arrangements that would benefit their students but is essential in providing evidence for Higher Education students to access the Disabled Students’ Allowance on the basis of having a specific learning difficulty. The assessor liaises closely with both internal staff and external teams such as Needs Assessment Centres to ensure a seamless journey for students from the time they are made known to the assessor (which occurs via many routes), to the point where the application is completed and relevant resources are in place.
Student financial support continues to be available. Students should continue to contact [email protected] with any financial support queries. Please let us know if you require urgent financial assistance.
Little Stars Day Nursery
For students who need childcare services, our award-winning Little Stars Day Nursery is based at our Nuns Corner Campus and offers care for children from three months to school age. The warm, caring and highly qualified staff will ensure your child’s individual care and will offer advice and guidance on all aspects of their development.
Gaining your first job after graduating can be tricky, so remember to ask for support and utilise any available resources. We often host employer events for our undergraduates, however as alumni you are also welcome to attend. Please contact a member of the Higher Education Employability team to book your place.