Joining a group

Why join a group?

Joining a group can be a good way to meet other students who may be experiencing the same sort of difficulties as you and to enjoy the support of others. Sharing ideas and experiences can build confidence and self-esteem and make your time at university more enjoyable. 

Our groups are ‘open’ groups, which means you can join at any time. Although you don’t have to attend every week, it would be good for you and the other group members if you could try to do so.

Most groups run throughout each term, but some groups are for a fixed number of weeks.

ADHD group

We are a small, friendly group who meet each week during term-time, to share concerns, good tips, ideas, experiences etc. We also have a more formal time where we focus on one main topic e.g.: attention, anxiety, organisation, time management etc. If you are thinking about joining we are very happy to meet you individually beforehand. New members can join at any time during the academic year. 

When – Tuesday, 5.15 – 6.45pm, term time
Where – First floor, 3 Portland Mews
Free refreshments

New members welcome at any time.

For further information please contact Sally Agobiani – sally.agobiani@plymouth.ac.uk, or Jo Rowland – joanna.rowland@plymouth.ac.uk (Disability Advisors).

University of Plymouth Autism Social Group (PAS)

A social and support group for students by students who have an autism spectrum diagnosis, led by Disability Advisors. Describing the group students say that it is ‘a group for those with autism spectrum disorders, where we can meet up weekly with like-minded people, giving us the opportunity to be ourselves and gain confidence with other people in a social environment". The group aims to be a fun environment and give members a chance to explore topics related to University life and try new activities. If you are thinking about joining we are very happy to meet you individually beforehand.

When – 4 - 6pm, term time
Where – First floor, 3 Portland Mews
Free refreshments

New members welcome at any time.

For further information about the group contact Sarah Anderson or Dan Collings (Disability Advisors) - sarah.anderson@plymouth.ac.uk, daniel.collings@plymouth.ac.uk.

Dyslexia friendly study support sessions 2016

These weekly sessions are for all students whether or not they have a diagnosis of dyslexia. They are run by dyslexia specialists, and include various study skills topics including academic writing, presentation skills, effective revision, coping with exams, advice on software and apps etc.

Details of the sessions each term can be obtained from Learning Support and Wellbeing – tel +44 1752 587676, or email joanna.rowland@plymouth.ac.uk, or kassandra.clemens@plymouth.ac.uk.