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ASC Transition Day

Transition Day for Autistic Students

20th June, 2019

On the 20th June, we will be welcoming students who have received an offer to study at Salford University and have told us they are autistic. The aim of the day is to help you prepare for coming to university and to meet some of your fellow students.

On this page you will find some more information about the day, what to expect from it and what we plan to do.

If you have any questions or requests, please contact Julia Lumb by calling 0161 295 0023 (option 1, option 2) or email disability@salford.ac.uk.

Outline of the day

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival & refreshments

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction

10:15 – 10:35 Life at Salford

10:35 – 10:50 BREAK

10:50 – 11:20 Disability & Learner Support

11:20 – 12:00 Campus & Accommodation Tour

12:00 – 12:45 LUNCH

12:45 – 13:45 Resilience Workshop

13:45 – 14:00 BREAK

14:00 – 14:30 Preparing for University

15:00 – 15:15 Next steps & close.

What to expect at the Transition Day

Who is the Transition Day for?

The day is aimed especially at students who have told us they are on the autistic spectrum and who have been given an offer to study at Salford. Not all of those who attend will accept their offer to study here, or they may have put the offer as an insurance offer.

Both students and parents or carers are welcome to attend.

What will happen at the Transition day?

A full programme is attached separately, but you can expect to hear some information on the services that are here to support you at The University of Salford – this will be delivered as a presentation. You will be able to go on a tour of the Peel Park campus & accommodation, with the chance to answer some questions on getting the right accommodation for you.

We want to help you feel prepared to come to university, so we have planned some parts of the day to help you think about what you can do before you come. Our counselling & wellbeing service will provide a workshop on resilience, to help you manage your wellbeing. We will also facilitate a session on putting together a plan for how you can prepare for university.

Do I have to talk to anyone?

No! We understand that not everyone is comfortable talking to new people or making small talk. If you would like to come to the transition day but not speak, only speak to certain people or at certain times, that is ok.

Everyone will be given the opportunity to contribute in a way that is comfortable for them.

Can I bring a supporter with me?

Yes – please let us know if you are bringing someone with you.

We plan to run part of the day as a separate session for parents and carers, so they will get some useful information from the day too.

Who will be at the Transition Day?

The Transition Day will be run by members of the University’s Widening Participation team, Disability & Learner Support and Counselling & Wellbeing.

The planning and running of the day will be by:

Hannah Barton                                      Julia Lumb

Outreach & Widening                            Disability Adviser

Participation Officer

Hannah photo Julia Photo