How do I access Specialist Mentoring support?

University of Portsmouth DSA funded students

Students may be awarded Specialist Mentoring support after a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) 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:

ahspecialistmentoring@autismhampshire.org.uk

Alternatively, the student may be referred by their Disability Officer, and a member of the Specialist Mentoring team will initiate contact via the student’s preferred contact method (if known), or via email.

If additional information regarding the DSA application process is required, then please access further guidance from the website below:

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-ds...

University of Portsmouth non-DSA funded students

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.

Alternatively, a member of the Specialist Mentoring team will be happy to discuss other funding options, if a student would like to access the support independently.

CHRISTMAS 2021

The Specialist Mentors are on Christmas break between Monday 20.12.21 and Monday 03.01.21 we will not be available to deliver Specialist Mentoring appointments during this time.

We will return from 04.01.22 and will be pleased to respond upon our return.

The Specialist Mentoring email account will be monitored on the 22nd, 23rd, 29, 30 & 31st of December.

We hope that you are enjoying your winter break, however, should you require any support during this time. Please find services that will be available to support you below:

Samaritans you can speak someone 24/7, call on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

SHOUT You can speak to someone 24/7 via text by texting SHOUT to 85258

CALM You can speak to someone 5pm until Midnight 365 days of the year: 0800 58 58 58 or you can visit https://www.thecalmzone.net/

MIND offers various coping tools: https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/

Support in a Crisis | MyPort | University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Security will be available to help with University-related emergencies by calling 023 9284 3333 and IT support is available 24/7 52 weeks a year on 023 9284 7777.

Here are the full changes in place over the festive period:

Service

Hours

Academic Skills Unit (ASK)

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thu – 9.00am – 12.00pm

Fri Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 9.00am – 4.00pm
Thu 9.00am – 12.00pm

Fri Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Chaplaincy

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thu 9.00am – 12.00pm

Fri Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

On-call availability 24/7 throughout Christmas break. The on-call chaplain can be contacted via security lodge on 023 92843418. The on-call chaplain will also monitor emails to chaplains@port.ac.uk.

Campus cafes

Week beginning Mon 6 December
Park, Portland, Eldon, Library, St Georges, 901 and Cafe Coco running term time opening hours until Fri 10 December when they close for Christmas

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed Hub, ULC 5th Floor cafe and Sports Centre cafe open term time opening hours
Thu 8.30am – 2.30pm
Fri closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Careers and Employability Service

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 8.30am – 5.15pm
Thu – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Fri – closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Appointments can be booked online at MyCareer.port.ac.uk or by ringing 02392 842684 or email (careers@port.ac.uk).

UoP Global

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Thu 8.30am – 5.00pm
Fri Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Enquiries can be made either in person, via phone (02392 843488) or via email (global@port.ac.uk) during office hours.

Library

Week beginning Mon 13 December
Mon – Fri 9.00am – 8.00pm (Library Staff available 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Sat – Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm (Library Staff available 11.00am -3.00pm)

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Thu 9.00am – 8.00pm (Library Staff available 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm (Open to students but no Library staff on site just Security)

Closed Sat 25 – Tue 28 December

Wed 29 – Fri 31 December 10.00am – 4.00pm (Open to students but no Library staff on site just Security)

Closed Sat 1 – Mon 3 January

Re-open Tue 4 January at 8.00am for 24/7 term time opening

MyPort Hubs

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Thu 8.30am – 5.00pm
Fri closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Nursery

The Nursery is open to pre-booked children:
Week beginning Mon 13 December
Mon – Closed

Tue – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 8.30am – 5.30pm
Thu – Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Printing services

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thu 9.00am – 12.00pm

Fri Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

No face to face services, only by email: printestimate@port.ac.uk.

Res Life team

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Thu 11.30am – 8.00pm
Fri closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Res Life will be available for Out of Hours Pastoral support over the Christmas break. Students will need to call the security lodge 023 9284 3418 and request to speak to Res Life. Res Life will be returning to the office at 11.30am on Tue 4 January 2022.

Sports & Recreation

Langstone Sports Site will be closed from Fri 24 December, 2021 until Sat 1 January, 2022.
Sun 2 January: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Mon 3 – Fri 7 January: 7.30am – 9.00pm

Sat 8 – Sun 9 January: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Student Finance

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu 8:30am – 12.00pm

Fri Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

The service will also be unavailable on Thu 6 January for staff training.

Student Housing

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Thu 8.30am – 5.00pm
Fri closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

During normal office hours Student Housing are available in person, by phone 02392 843214 or email student.housing@port.ac.uk.

Student Wellbeing Service

Week beginning Mon 20 December
Mon – Wed 9.30am to 4.00pm
Thu 9.30am to 12.00pm

Fri Closed

Re-open Tue 4 January

Out of hours support is available over the Christmas break – details on MyPort.

Students’ Union Reception and Shop

Week beginning Mon 13 December
Mon – Thu 9.00am – 4.00pm
Fri Closed

Re-open Mon 10 January

For students staying in Portsmouth during the Christmas break there may be some activities (subject to government Covid-19 guidelines) available that you can attend, should you wish to:

Please check here to see what is available:

https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/events

https://upsu.net/post/BMJCB893YG/countdown-to-christmas

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