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I had notetaker support and it was provided by an agency. It was a different person every time. Confusing and stressful. I'm on a break from University and when I go back want better support in pace than an agency. What chance have I got?
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I'd speak to your university's student support department and see what they say. Explain that the different people adds to your stress as well. My university made an effort to keep key people consistent for me (e.g. my disability support worker, my invigilator for exams who was also my scribe in exams, my specialist MH mentor, my tutor, etc.). Not all university's can achieve this though, I think I just got incredibly lucky if I am honest with you.
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Yes sounds like you had a team to support you. Which University was that?
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Yes sounds like you had a team to support you. Which University was that?
Yeah. I'm not sure if that is usual though, even at my university. I know I had a disability support worker because I have a complex physical disability and later they added a specialist mental health mentor due to my mental health issues. Everyone had a tutor but some had different ones if their one went elsewhere, etc. I went to the University of Essex, they actually had me meet with my potential disability support worker before I even accepted the place iirc (they were technically my insurance university, but they still followed up with me throughout the rest of the year, more than my firm did lol) and then she was my support worker all three years. I graduated back in 2016. Some universities have a high turn over of support staff it seems. But yeah, speak with your university they might be able to sort something out for you. Are you in your first year?
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Yeah. I'm not sure if that is usual though, even at my university. I know I had a disability support worker because I have a complex physical disability and later they added a specialist mental health mentor due to my mental health issues. Everyone had a tutor but some had different ones if their one went elsewhere, etc. I went to the University of Essex, they actually had me meet with my potential disability support worker before I even accepted the place iirc (they were technically my insurance university, but they still followed up with me throughout the rest of the year, more than my firm did lol) and then she was my support worker all three years. I graduated back in 2016. Some universities have a high turn over of support staff it seems. But yeah, speak with your university they might be able to sort something out for you. Are you in your first year?
Yeah.
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