Updated January 12th 2016
Gill Beech, Operations Manager / Louise Baddeley, Deputy Manager
Disability and Dyslexia Service
Room 315, Bannerman Centre
Brunel University London
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
Tel:- 01895 265213
Please include the following statement in any needs assessment reports for Brunel University students:-
Brunel University statement regarding quotes for non-medical helpers.
Brunel University has an in-house Support Worker Service for the supply of NMH. Current Support Worker contracts and rates of pay are in place until the end of July 2016, and will be reviewed at this date. Brunel University has been granted an exemption to the two-quote process until 31st January 2016.
The contact names for Advisers within the Disability and Dyslexia Service at Brunel are as follows:-
- Disability Adviser (Dyslexia Specialist) (student surname A-G) – Julie Wright
- Disability Adviser (Dyslexia Specialist) (student surname H-M) – Jan Hopkins
- Disability Adviser (Dyslexia Specialist) (student surname N-Z) – Peter de Casagrande
- Mental Health Adviser – Melanie Dupin
- Disability Adviser (for physical/sensory/medical conditions/other disabilities) – Pauline Melham
A wide range of assistive software is available for use on campus via the university network. This comprises X-Mind, Inspiration, TextHelp Read and Write, Zoomtext and JAWS. There is also an Assistive Technology Centre for use by disabled students with a comprehensive range of additional software, hardware and equipment, as well as an equipment loan service. Further information is available here: www.brunel.ac.uk/life/welfare/dis/assistive-technology
The university library offers a range of services and support to disabled students. Further information is available here:-www.brunel.ac.uk/services/library/learning/specialist-support/disabled-students
If a student is on a programme that includes work-based placements, the Disability and Dyslexia Service will liaise with the student and the staff in their department and advise them about adjustments or access on placement. Staff in the department, in consultation with the Disability Adviser, will draw up a Placement Support Profile which, with the student’s agreement, will be sent to the placement provider.
Student £200 contribution to DSA-funded computers: At Brunel University London the £200 contribution will be covered by the university. Students who have already paid this themselves can be reimbursed. Further information is available here: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/life/welfare/dis/disabled-students-allowances.
Information on the University’s Hardship Fund and other sources of financial support can be found here: intra.brunel.ac.uk/s/studentcentre/Money/Pages/Funding.aspx
New students can be supported by a Brunel Buddy: brunelvolunteers.com/brunel-buddies/ and the Disability and Dyslexia Service also provides a fortnightly social and support group for students with Asperger syndrome: www.brunel.ac.uk/life/welfare/dis/asc