Booking can be done by choosing a date and time on the website and by completing the relevant information requested and if the dates are not satisfactory, an alternative time can be set, by contacting the helpful staff at Access for Students.
Access for Students has Assessment Centres in Wales, the South West and the South East of England. These centres are operational from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm, but they will do assessments after hours if especially arranged. Remote and face-to-face interviews can be done.
Booking for a DSA needs assessment can be done on the user-friendly website by clicking on the link supplied. A date needs to be selected as well as a specific time. If the selected date is not available, the office can be called to rearrange for a specific time, more suitable for the prospective student. Friendly and empathetic staff members at Access for Students will gladly assist if help is required with the process.
According to Lauren Gardener, a Director at Access For Students, “It is necessary to wait for correspondence from the funding body, confirming eligibility for DSA before booking for a needs assessment appointment. Access for Students is eager to assist any prospective students in need of advice or help of any kind. An online booking can be done by making an appointment for a video call assessment or calling the number provided for an in-person appointment. The DSA funding empowers special needs students and helps them to reach their full potential, and thereby becoming a fully functional, educated member of society.”
Once confirmation has been received regarding the approval of the DSA, Student Finance England will contact the student and request that they get in touch with an assessment centre and this is where Access For Students offers invaluable help to the individuals, making it a seamless experience.
When the appointment for the needs assessment has been made, which is financed by the DSA, the process can begin. After the assessment, a report stipulating the level of support and financial help will be communicated. It is imperative not to invest in any equipment before the results of the assessment have been made available, for it is not possible to claim reimbursements.
Disabled Students’ Allowanceprovides phenomenal support to cover the additional costs that special needs students may incur. This will include students with a variety of needs, including mental health problems, long-term illnesses or any other form of impairment. Students, who already have other means of financial support, will not be excluded from this opportunity, as it can be used as additional support. Prospective students qualify for support depending on their individual needs and this will not be determined by their household income.
The UK based Access for Students is an organisation assisting individuals with DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) related matters. Friendly and well-trained staff will assist with advice on how to obtain the correct paperwork and will assist individuals to reach their full potential with the help of the financial aid, obtained using DSA, covering study-related costs for students with mental health issues, long-term illness or other disabilities. Bookings for a DSA assessment can be done via the user-friendly Access for Students Webpage, by choosing a date and time and providing the necessary details. Access for Students has DSA Assessment Centres in Wales, the South West and the South East of England. For more information, please visit https://www.accessforstudents.co.uk.