Rita began her Career at the University of Bolton in 2009 whilst completing her degree in Creative Writing here at Bolton. Rita has worked across a number of Departments at the University, including Admissions and School Offices. Rita joined the Disability Team in 2011 and has worked in a range of roles, including Team Leader and Disability Advisor. Rita has a professional background in customer services and training. She works with students across a full range of disabilities.
Sarah has been with the Disability Service at the University since January 2012. Before starting at the University she worked in the Manchester College Learning Support Department as a Support Coordinator and has also worked at Blackburn College, Tameside College and Manchester University in their Disability support. She works with students across a full range of Disabilities.
Elizabeth McGovern has been with the Disability Service at the University since 2010. Before that she was working at the University of Central Lancashire Disability Access Centre and the Support Worker Service as a Needs Assessor, Specialist Study Skills Tutor and Mentor. She works with students across a full range of Disabilities.
Mark has been with the Disability Service at the University since March 2017. Before starting at the university he worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, initially as a staff nurse within a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit from 2007 – 2009 and subsequently as a Community Psychiatric Nurse working as part of a busy Home Based Treatment Team from 2009 - 2017. He works with students with Mental Health conditions and Mental Health difficulties.
What the advisors do:
They can advise on how to access Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) support, including seeking medical evidence and dyslexia (SpLD) diagnosis. They can also implement alternative examination arrangements, such as extra time and send a disability notification to your academic department. All the advisors have many years’ experience working in Disability Support and can advise on a range of individualised adjustments and support and can liaise with external support agencies and academic staff in relation to support need.
Webpage Last Updated November 2017.