In addition to the Disability Advisory Service, there are a number of other places to go to help and support you while at University in Reading.
There are disability representatives in each school. Please ask at your Support Centre to find out who is responsible for your department.
Independent living/personal care at university (accessing Social Services)
Students who require daily personal care or assistance to live independently and who are based in the UK, should contact the Social Services team from their local authority to discuss the options available to them. It is likely that your Social Services team will carry out an assessment of your care needs.
See here for further information on accessing support for independent living and personal care.
Study advisers and maths support team
The Study Advice and Maths Support services are available to all students and can help with common study problems such as essay writing, exam preparation and mathematical difficulties. They work with individuals and groups of students to improve academic development. Student-friendly guides, video tutorials and worksheets are available on the Study Advice and Maths Support websites.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone 0118 378 4242
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone 0118 378 7484
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 0118 378 8359
Counselling ServiceThis service comprises psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors who can help with the social, relationship and emotional problems which can arise while at university, in a confidential setting. They are also able to offer specialist help with social skills, and ongoing support for students with more complex difficulties. No charge is made to registered students. Access full details of the service available on the Counselling pages.
- Email: email@example.com to make an appointment
- Telephone: 0118 378 4216
Students’ Union advice centre (RUSU)RUSU can give advice on general student matters including what benefits you may be entitled to claim.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0118 3784100
GPs and medical practicesIf you have a significant on-going medical condition, it is advised that you make contact with a practice before starting university, to ensure continuity of care. There are medical practices around the University where you can register.