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DSA Assessors

As per recommendations from the DSA Quality Assurance Group (QAG), you can find full information about non-medical helpers (NMH) in our DSA-QAG NMH information document (pdf 124 kb).

Bournemouth University provides a range of support services and equipment to help students with a variety of needs excel during their studies. This includes:

  • Providing essential software to all students, regardless of disability, if it is part of the degree course being studied. It does not provide disability-related hardware except for one Intel Reader and a Brailing machine.
  • Providing the software TextHelp and Inspiration on PCs in two 24-hour open-access centres; one on Talbot Campus and the other on Lansdowne Campus.
  • Delivering a range of generic non-academic support that all students can access including: counselling, a chaplaincy, a GP surgery, a Student Emotional Wellbeing Service, and ALS Ambassadors (student voluntary support).
  • Providing specific academic support for all SpLD or disabled students to access through our Additional Learning Support and Disability Services. This support is available for DSA-funded and non-DSA funded students.
  • Focusing on inclusive IT access for all students and promoting free downloadable software/apps.
  • Providing a Student Hardship Fund that any BU student can access if in financial need.