Helping you succeed: student support services We provide high-quality Pre-entry services facilities in which to If you are contemplating going to university, we recognise that it’s not only study, and excellent information about the course that you need. Everybody’s circumstances are support services, to different and new students may have to ensure you have an consider issues such as finance, childcare or disability. We are well aware that you all-round positive will require information on these areas making your final choice. The experience during your before Transition and Pre-Entry Adviser, College student journey. Articulation Officer, Student Funding Adviser and Disability 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. please contact a Disability Adviser (see contact details on page 23). 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 — for example student loans, bursaries, tuition fee loans and childcare funds. For more information on funding and how to contact the Funding Adviser, see pages 168-171. Mature students and college leavers 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, 20 If you are returning to education after a long gap you may feel a little anxious about learning and studying again. Our Transition and Pre-Entry Guidance Adviser can answer queries that you may have on studying at higher education level. Eligible students will be invited to join QMAdvance – a short pre-induction course that helps ensure that new students have a smooth transition into QMU, as they embark on their chosen course.