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Support Worker Costs

The University of Essex employ Student Support Workers to support disabled students through the Disabled Students Allowances. The following are the recharge rates for this provision.  External organisations are not able to work at our campuses.

Rates for 2013/14

Role Hourly rate Brief Description of Role
Academic Assistant
(Library Assistant)

To enable disabled students to access learning resources and materials by providing specific library assistance and to provide academic assistance around campus

Campus Assistant £16.05

To provide assistance to students who may experience difficulties with the aspects of being at University including assisting with induction

Reader £16.05

To record various academic materials on to tape and read out loud to students when required

Transcriber £22.70

To type recorded materials accurately and at speed

Laboratory Assistant £22.70

To provide physical assistance within laboratory sessions

Note-taker £22.70

Note-takers take a full record of all information in lectures and classes and present notes in a suitable format for the student to access effectively

Mentor & Mentor Wellbeing £66.00

To provide one-to-one support sessions to students usually to students who have mental health issues or Asperger Syndrome.  Mentors offer practical and emotional support by way of listening and problem-solving. They assist a studentís independent learning through advising and guiding on study strategies

Study Skills Tutor £66.00

To provide appropriate multi-sensory support to students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Assist them to develop organisational and independent study skills

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