Our qualified Specialist Mentors offer 1:1 sessions with students at the University of Portsmouth. Our service aims to empower students to develop specific strategies that enable them to overcome barriers to learning and life.
Specialist Mentoring can:
Specialist Mentors cannot support with:
However, students will be signposted to and supported to access the most appropriate services and support when needed. Please note that we are not an emergency service.
If you need further information, please contact email@example.com or call 07741 657092.
Our sessions are delivered in a private 1-1 setting and can be offered remotely through Microsoft Teams or a phone call. Sessions can be offered in person where possible. To access the mentoring service, students will need to be referred by a funding body. This can either be internally at university, or externally through government schemes. Please see below for information on how to access this service.
Students may be awarded Specialist Mentoring support after a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA2) Needs Assessment has taken place and a DSA award has been confirmed by the student’s funding body e.g. Student Finance England.
When a DSA award of Specialist Mentoring has been confirmed, Autism Hampshire may have been selected as a provider of this support. In this instance, the student is welcome to contact the team directly to access their mentoring support by emailing:
The Mentoring Service will need a copy of the DSA2 letter.
Alternatively, the student may be referred by their Disability Officer, and a member of the Specialist Mentoring team will contact the student with the information provided.
Further information can be found here: Disabled Students Allowance
Students may be awarded Specialist Mentoring support through the Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC) at the University of Portsmouth. Disability Officers will refer students directly into our service and a member of the Specialist Mentoring Team will contact the student with the information provided.
International students, or students who are ineligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance award can access further advice regarding their support options from their Disability Officer through the ASDAC website. If you feel you are eligible for specialist mentoring and study at the University of Portsmouth, please contact ASDAC who can arrange an assessment.
Further information can be found here: Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)
If you feel you need wellbeing support at University, please click here for more information: Student Wellbeing Service
The DSA non-medical help rates are listed per hour in the table below.
|Band 4 Specialist Access and Learning Facilitators||Standard Rate (in-person)||Remote Delivery (e.g. Facetime/Skype or similar) Only|
|Specialist Mentor – Mental Health||£54||£0||£54||£54||£0||£54|
|Specialist Mentor – AS||£54||£0||£54||£54||£0||£54|