Autism Hampshire: Specialist Mentoring Support

1:1 support for higher education students


The team of qualified Specialist Mentors is experienced in providing 1-1 support to Higher Education students who:

  • May be on the autism spectrum
  • May have mental ill health
  • May have a Specific Learning Difference

This DSA accredited service aims to empower students to develop condition specific strategies that enable them to overcome barriers to learning.

Specialist Mentoring can support with:

  • Developing a better understanding and awareness of the student’s condition and how it may impact on university life and academic study.
  • Developing coping strategies and approaches that enable students to manage their studies successfully and independently.
  • Reflecting on and reviewing progress towards achieving set aims throughout the academic year.
  • Identifying and reviewing action points
  • Time management and organisational planning
  • Signposting to University and local services for support available when needed.

Specialist Mentoring cannot support with:

  • Proofreading
  • Academic teaching
  • Counselling/ medical advice
  • Advocacy

However, students will be signposted to and supported to access the most appropriate services and support when needed.

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