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Widening participation

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Teesside University is committed to promoting equality and diversity and supports those with disabilities or special education needs before and during study with us.

If you have a young person with a specific support need and would like to find out more about the support we could provide, the resources available and how you access our service, please contact us. Similarly, should you have a young person who may require assistance to take part in any of our pre-entry activities, please let us know when you book, so we can discuss your requirements.

We provide support to students who are:

  • visually impaired
  • hearing impaired
  • wheelchair users or people with mobility difficulties
  • medical conditions
  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • mental health services users and people with specific learning difficulties (for example, dyslexia).

This list is not exhaustive.

Assessment Centre on Teesside (ACT)

Assessment Centre on Teesside (ACT) supports disabled applicants and current students who are studying in higher education (or further education).
Find out more about how our disability advisers can support you

Funding and support

The fees, funding and support available at university is sometimes a perceived barrier for young people from widening participation backgrounds. We have a dedicated team of student advisors who are able to provide one-to-one information and advice relating to fees and financial support.
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Looked-after children (LAC) and care leavers

We are committed to supporting young people in care or leaving care to progress to higher education.

We offer a range of activities and support to looked-after children, care leavers and their foster carers and social workers to help raise aspirations, provide information and support, and to encourage care leavers to reach their potential.

Pre-application

We offer a range of activities and support to looked-after children, care leavers and their foster carers and social workers to help raise aspirations, provide information and support, and to encourage care leavers to reach their potential. Contact Matthew in Student Recruitment who can advise on the range of activities available, including:

  • bespoke visits to the University to discuss course choices, funding and support available
  • advice on personal statement writing and interview preparation
  • a meeting with a dedicated Care Leaver Adviser, even before you have applied if necessary - to listen to you and your personal situation

Student Support at Teesside University includes:


BAME Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups

Teesside University welcomes students from a diverse multicultural background and is committed to advancing opportunity, experience and outcomes helping students achieve their full potential.

Teesside University is home to students from many different cultures and to people of all faiths and none. We value the diversity of our students and recognise that being able to practise your faith is an important part of the student experience. We offer a range of higher education taster sessions which provide valuable insight into the options available at university.
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In some cases, an individual's status can be complicated or prohibitive. If you are a refugee or asylum seeker, entering higher education can be complicated due to a number of factors, including immigration status, eligibility to study, previous qualifications and funding eligibility.
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To discuss any of the above, please contact the Student Recruitment team on studentrecruitment@tees.ac.uk.

 
 
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