Disability support information for external DSA assessors

This is a list of the support we can provide through the DSA, and our charges to funding bodies for the academic year 2014-15.

Non-medical helper roleBandCharge rates to fundersVAT
Specialist One to One Study Skills Support (Provided by the University AccessAbility Service) Band 4 £70 per hour No VAT
Specialist Mentor (Mental Health) (Provided by the University Wellbeing Service) Band 4 £70 per hour No VAT
Specialist Mentor (Asperger’s Syndrome)
(Provided by the University AccessAbility Service)
Band 4 £70 per hour No VAT
Assistive Technology Trainer
(Provided by the University AccessAbility Service
Band 4 £70 per hour No VAT
Currently all BAND 3 support would be through specialist providers Band 3 Various VAT chargeable
Study Assistant
(Learning Support Assistant / Study Buddy)
Band 2 £26.88 per hour Inc VAT
Manual Note-taker Band 2 £26.88 per hour Inc VAT
Manual Note-taker (with typing up) Band 2 £26.88 per hour + £12 per hour Inc VAT
Examination Support Worker
(e.g. with specialist formulae writing skills)
Band 2 £26.88 per hour Inc VAT
Workshop/Laboratory Assistant Band 1 £26.44 per hour Inc VAT
Library Support Assistant Band 1 £26.44 per hour Inc VAT
Practical Support Assistant
(Orientation round campus, carrying books, etc)
Band 1 £26.44 per hour Inc VAT
Reader or Scribe Band 1 £26.44 per hour Inc VAT

BAND 1 and 2 support is through Randstad who charge VAT at 20%.
BAND 1 - £22.03 with 20% VAT = £26.44. BAND 2 - £22.23 with 20% VAT = £26.88.
Additional cost of Note-taking with typing up is £10.00 with 20% VAT = £12.00.

Overlays can be provided at a cost of £4, coloured reading rulers can be purchased for £1.50 and coloured writing pads can be provided at a cost of £2.75, which students can claim through their consumable allowance.

Please be aware that the library at the University cannot provide extended loan services, to ensure that nondisabled students are not disadvantaged. However, students with library-related needs could make use of their book/photocopying allowance or access a library assistant, provided by AccessAbility, to ensure that they have access to short-term loan texts.