What is student support mentoring for people with disabilities?
Mentoring support is the process in which an individual provides professional guidance, advice and personal support to students throughout their education. It is a very effective empowerment tool that is becoming ever more popular, as it’s success is being recognised.
A quality mentoring relationship is key to maximising potential and having greater success not only in education but also in their future. The relationship between a mentor and a mentee is one based on mutual trust and respect.
Research shows that students who engage in a mentoring programme are more likely to feel supported, attend further education and secure their desired career.
Student support mentoring can boost your confidence, motivation and drive to succeed. It can also be a chance to explore your issues, opportunities and what you want in life, creating a deeper self-awareness.
Student support mentoring is not the same as study skills tuition. Some students may require study skills tuition when they have specific learning difficulties. Nor is it the same as counselling. Unlike counselling, mentoring can be on a long-term basis. All of our mentors have a professional background in mentoring and coaching.
About Centre for Resolution’s student support mentoring
Here at Centre for Resolution we understand that studying whether at college, university or any other educational environment, can be an extremely stressful, draining and difficult time.
Everybody’s journey is different which is why our mentors are flexible in their approach.
Some people use a mentor to off load, de-stress and re-focus whilst others wish to create coping strategies, get advice and find motivation. This type of learning support will help you to enjoy your time at college or university and make the most of the opportunities available.
Our student support mentoring can help with starting assignments and preparing for exams.
Our mentors are non-judgmental, giving you the freedom and opportunity to speak openly and express your thoughts / feelings in a confidential environment. Our mentors can also be used as critical friends in times of seeking advice and decision-making.
Centre for Resolution’s mentoring programme is person centered and tailor made to suit each individual we work with. Sessions are flexible and can be held face to face, virtually via skype, telephone or email.
Benefits of having student support mentoring
Access to a support system
Clearer understanding of academic and career plans
Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
Improved quality of work
Exploring freely and in confidence
More positive and focused
Rapport with someone who is non-judgmental and empathetic
Mentoring is about getting learning support for your own development, wherever you are in your education.
Eligibility and Funding
There are many students who are unaware of what may be considered as a disability, which may entitle them to funding.
The Equality Act 2010
defines disability as ‘’a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term (i.e. has lasted or is likely to last for at least twelve months) adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.’’
Student support mentoring is usually funded via Disabled Student’s Allowances, but some students pay privately or use direct payments.
To find out more about our learning support for students with disabilities through our mentoring programmes please contact us.
Student feedback about our mentoring service...
''The mentoring kept me motivated, focused and enthused. Without my mentor’s help, support and guidance I would have struggled to complete my course.''