lecturer assisting student

We aim to provide students who require support with the tools to enable them to work to their potential and demonstrate the true level of their abilities as an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

It is hoped, too, that they will benefit from their experience with Learning Support at the University in such a way that they will be enriched with tools, strategies and improved levels of self-confidence that will also serve them for the rest of their adult lives.

Your first point of contact is likely to be the Disability Advisor. Students may request an interview to discuss their needs or concerns at any point during their course. More information about Learning Support can be accessed below:

Distance Learners

For those who are studying at a distance, we are able to provide a number of services to facilitate your study experience.

Our specialist support team is able to provide distance one-to-one specialist support for those entitled to DSA funded support, for example via MS Teams, Skype and phone.

We also offer Study Skills support to all students via MS Teams through Study Skills Distance at studyskillsdistance@uwtsd.ac.uk.  The timetable is available on the Student HWB.

Learning Support (Specific Learning Difficulties)

Any students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, Asperger's are offered help with DSA applications, one-to-one tutoring, appropriate support and advice and guidance on examination concessions. Help will be offered in many areas, such as:

  • How to improve your assignments
  • Effective exam revision
  • Organisation of time, self and work

Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties Information for prospective students

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications from students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. We can make arrangements for:

  • Providing information for potential and present students
  • Initial screening
  • Assessment
  • Access to the DSA
  • Early and appropriate tutorial support
  • Advocacy with University staff
  • Concessions where necessary

If you have already been assessed as dyslexic or have another Specific Learning Difficulty, we advise that you contact Student Services as soon as possible. 

Needs Assessments

Information for prospective UWTSD students:


Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea campuses

The University has its own Assessment Centre which ensures that all prospective students have access to assessors with comprehensive knowledge of the support network and programmes we offer. 

To book an appointment, please contact Coleg Sir Gâr Main Centre on 01267 225191 or e-mail accesscentre@colegsirgar.ac.uk  


Please note: Students applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) can have their Needs Assessment undertaken at any centre. 

Who We Support

Our goal is to give all students, including those with disabilities, equal opportunities to encounter our wide range of academic, social and cultural experiences. We try - with reasonable adjustment - to meet needs and overcome difficulties, so that these no longer present any barrier to potential and existing students.

We welcome applications from students with additional needs. A declaration of disability will in no way disadvantage you in the application procedure. Students with a declared disability are encouraged to visit before applying to see what facilities are available.

Disability Advisers and Learning Support Managers are available to discuss individual needs, in particular any specific arrangements needed for access, learning support, study support, lectures, placements, assessments and examinations.

Many of you will already have received some support for your studies, either in school or college, and found that support helped you to achieve good results. Many of our students at Trinity Saint David also benefit from support with their studies. If you know already that there is a particular reason why you will need support, it is best to get in touch with the Disability Adviser.

Guidelines for External NMH Providers

We are currently following DfE guidelines

Support Needs Enquiry Form

Please complete our Support Needs Enquiry Form to request more information about how we can assist you to study with UWTSD.

Confidentiality and Disclosure

We provide a mediated learning environment that demonstrates respect for both student and staff and empowers those involved in the learning process. This reflects the legal environment, where consultation is encouraged and involvement of the users is regarded as essential.

All material regarding additional needs is regarded as confidential until the student signs a declaration granting disclosure, for instance to lecturers, support staff or examiners.

There is an Individual Learning Contract to set levels of mutual expectation and which is discussed between the student and their support staff, then signed by each participant. This is reviewed at specific times during the year.

Contacts: Carmarthen Campus

DSA Adviser
Student Services

Helen Davies
Tel: 01267 676822
Email: h.e.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk

Contacts: Lampeter Campus

DSA Adviser
Student Services

Nerys Williams
Tel: 01570 424960
Email: nerys.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk

Contacts: Swansea Campus

DSA Advisers
Student Services

Kimberley Jenkins / Louise Salmon
Tel: 01792 481195
Email: kimberley.jenkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / l.salmon@uwtsd.ac.uk

Non Medical Helper Charges

Non Medical Helper (NMH) Rates - University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Period covered - 01/09/2020 through to 31/08/2021

NMH Standard Rate (face-to-face)

NMH Support Rates
(shown per hour)

Band 1

Practical Support Assistant

Net         £15.00
VAT          £3.00
Total       £18.00


Band 2

Study Assistant

Net         £24.17
VAT          £4.83
Total       £29.00


Examination Support Worker              

Net         £23.34
VAT          £4.66
Total       £28.00


Note Taker

Net         £23.34
VAT          £4.66
Total       £28.00


Band 4

Specialist Mentor - Mental Health    

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00


Specialist Mentor - AS            

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00


Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support - SpLD  

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00


Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support - AS        

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00

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Assistive Technology Training

Net       £50.00
VAT       £10.00
Total      £60.00

NMH Remote Delivery

NMH Support Rates
(shown per hour)

Band 1

Practical Support Assistant

Net       
VAT         
Total     


Band 2

Study Assistant

Net         £24.17
VAT          £4.83
Total       £29.00


Examination Support Worker              

Net        £23.34
VAT       £4.66  
Total      £28.00


Note Taker

Net        £23.34
VAT        £4.66  
Total      £28.00


Band 4

Specialist Mentor - Mental Health    

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00


Specialist Mentor - AS            

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00


Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support - SpLD  

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00


Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support - AS        

Net         £50.00
VAT        £10.00
Total       £60.00

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Assistive Technology Training

Net       £50.00
VAT       £10.00
Total      £60.00