To Swift and any other students watching this list - I suggest contact your
university disability services and explain your situtation. Disability advisers get
a letter saying that a student has been told to go for DSA assessment but as
far as I know they don't have a way of tracking what is happening to that
student's progress (or otherwise) through the DSA process.
If the DSA form has gone in an envelope to the main Darlington address then
no-one knows until the envelope is opened whether it should then go the the
Special Team or not.
DSA needs assessor
On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:22:19 +0100, swift <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Yes, I've just been told the same. Apparently there is 'a big back-log at
>Darlington', and until applications have been opened they wont be redirected
>to the Specialist Support Team (not sure if that's exactly the right name).
>They refused to confirm or deny whether my application had been received,
>and said that as a postgrad I couldn't watch for the application to show up
>on my student finance account as I don't have an open application for 09/10
>(presume they are talking about loans).
>I was also told it might take a few more weeks before they started to
>process the application because they are still working on ones from June.
>This has me concerned as I start uni in 5 weeks - what exactly do they
>expect students needing DSA needs assessments and equipment to do? (as
>reassurance that everyone will get finance if their application was made
>doesn't apply in the same way).
>2009/8/18 Barry Grant Hayward <[log in to unmask]>
>> Dear all,
>> Has anyone else had a number of students reporting that having applied
>> weeks / months ago for DSA on calling Student Finance the student is told
>> that Student Finance don't have the form?
>> We've had a fair number of these in recent weeks. Could explain the lack of
>> Barry Hayward
>> Disability Coordinator
>> Student Support Services
>> Goldsmiths, University of London
>> New Cross
>> SE14 6NW
>> T: 020 7717 2292
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