Helping you succeed: student support services We provide high-quality facilities in which to study, and excellent support services, to ensure you have an all-round positive experience during your student journey. Pre-entry services If you are contemplating postgraduate study, we recognise that it’s not only information about the course that you need. Everybody’s circumstances are different and new students may have to consider issues such as finance, childcare or disability. We are well aware that you will require information on these areas before making your final choice. Staff within our Student Services team are available to ensure you obtain all the information you need before and during the decision-making process to come to university. You can make contact with any of the services highlighted on this page by phone, email or in person to discuss issues in a confidential and accessible manner, before or during the application process. Post-entry services Disability We aim to support all students in our diverse learning community to participate fully in their studies and university life. For students with disabilities such as sensory impairments, medical conditions, mobility issues, mental health difficulties and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, we offer a wide range of support. If you would like to find out more information, or arrange a personal and confidential phone call or meeting, please contact a Disability Adviser (see contact details on opposite page). It is helpful to contact a Disability Adviser as soon as you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer of a place on a course at QMU. This helps to provide us with useful information so we can begin to put arrangements in place for you as soon as possible. Funding Our Student Funding Adviser provides information on the funding that will be available to you to support your studies — this may include student loans , scholarships and childcare funds. For more information on funding and how to contact the Funding Adviser, see pages 80-81. 22 If you decide that QMU is the right choice for you, there are further services and facilities available once you commence your studies. The majority of these are located in one central area within the University’s academic building, providing a one-stop shop for all your needs. Careers and Employability Our Careers and Employability Service is your one-stop shop for information, advice and guidance on all matters related to your career. The service assists you in finding employment during your degree and after graduation. Advisers are pleased to help you make decisions about your career and support you in making successful applications. Our employability centre provides a comfortable space in which to conduct your careers research and to chat with members of the team on a drop-in basis. For more information, see pages 18-19. Disability Working closely with a network of key academic and non-academic staff, we can offer reasonable adjustments and assessment arrangements, as well as providing guidance for eligible students about Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) funding. DSA Needs Assessments can be arranged, as can specific one-to-one support such as note-takers or individual dyslexia tutors where appropriate. For more information about DSA please contact the Disability Advisers.