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Mentoring support for students with disabilities

Have you applied for disability support and been granted mentoring support? Here you will find out what it means.

With mentoring support you will learn techniques and strategies that you can use to make your studies easier. A mentor at the Student Services provides the mentoring support. You can only get support for the courses you study at Umeå University.

You will receive support in these areas

  • how you can plan and structure your studies
  • to interpret and understand instructions, assignments and exam questions you have received from teachers
  • coaching to make it easier for you to handle, for example, your study situation or to get started with tasks
  • study techniques, for example when it comes to reading or taking notes

Make sure that the time you meet with the mentor is used to work with the study-related areas covered by the mentor support. The more prepared you are before meeting with the mentor, the more effective the support will be.

Areas where the mentor will not provide support

  • questions related to the course subject when writing reports or assignments
  • proofreading
  • attending in meetings with or have contact with staff at your course or programme

If you need any type of support that is not included in the mentoring support, your mentor will inform you of this. Contact your coordinator if you need support that is not part of the mentoring support.

How mentoring support works in practical terms

  • You may be offered booked appointments or to come during drop-in hours. Your coordinator or mentor will inform you about what week days you can come to drop-in.
  • Your meetings with the mentor can take place in Infocenter or digitally in Zoom (video call).  
  • You can receive mentoring support for up to 2 semesters. If you need to extend the mentor support after that, please contact your coordinator.
  • Notify your coordinator when you want to start your mentoring support.
  • The mentoring support can be terminated if you do not attend scheduled meetings without notifying your mentor or coordinator.
  • The mentor support will be terminated if the assigned time is used for anything other than the mentor support. Your coordinator will then contact you.