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Student Support

Academic Study Support

At DACE we recognise that adult students come from all walks of life and that you need to have flexibility in the way that you study.  Whatever your individual situation - whether you are keen to update your writing skills or want to develop new learning strategies to support your studies, we have something to offer you. 

New students often require support and encouragement before embarking on Higher Education studies.  Whether you are a student on campus or in the community there is a wide variety of learning resources to help you make the most of you learning experience, from study skills workshops,  one-to-one support sessions to online resources such as the Assignment Survival Kit.

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The STAR Handbook provides advice on how to develop effective strategies for studying and how to make the most of your learning experience.  It has been designed to identify and develop the specific academic skills you will need to succeed, such as: essay and report writing, preparing a  presentation, time management, grammar and punctuation and referencing.

Click on the link to view the STAR HANDBOOK


Students with Disabilities, Medical Conditions or Specific Learning Difficulties

The University welcomes applications from students with disabilities and/or additional support needs.  Applicants who declare a disability will be considered according to the same principles as for other candidates.   The University is committed to supporting all students in their academic studies.  Students on short programmes of study are strongly encouraged to declare a disability, medical condition mental health difficulty or specific need at the application stage as it can take considerable time to put support arrangements in place, please let us know at the earliest opportunity so that the Disability Office can contact you to discuss your support needs.  Information can be found on their website at

Please note that students on short programmes of study are unlikely to receive Disabled Students Allowance funding.


Swansea University Wellbeing Services

The Wellbeing Unit offers free, confidential service to those who find that they are unable to study effectively or enjoy their life at University.  For more information visit their website


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of our team +44 (0)1792 602211.