Specialist Mentoring Service

In partnership with the University of Portsmouth since 2008

Specialist Mentoring Support

If you would like to book your first appointment please email us on: ahspecialistmentoring@autismhampshire.org.uk

Mentoring Certificate

The team of qualified Specialist Mentors is experienced in providing 1:1 support to Higher Education students who:

  • May be on the autism spectrum
  • May have mental ill health
  • May have a Specific Learning Difference

This DSA accredited service aims to empower students to develop condition specific strategies that enable them to overcome barriers to learning.

Specialist Mentoring can support with:

  • Developing a better understanding and awareness of the student’s condition and how it may impact on university life and academic study.
  • Developing coping strategies and approaches that enable students to manage their studies successfully and independently.
  • Reflecting on and reviewing progress towards achieving set aims throughout the academic year.
  • Identifying and reviewing action points
  • Time management and organisational planning
  • Signposting to University and local services for support available when needed.

Specialist Mentoring cannot support with:

  • Proofreading
  • Academic teaching
  • Counselling/ medical advice
  • Advocacy

However, students will be signposted to and supported to access the most appropriate services and support when needed.

Floor 1, Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2DX


“Very supportive and easy to talk to. Speaking to someone about problems I'm having can help me to think of how to do something about them. Very kind as well, and informal, which makes it overall a very relaxed environment to be in and can help to destress.” (Olita-January 2017)

Olita - Jan 2017



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