The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University

Queen's Register of Support Providers

Providing Support to Students

The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University

Queen’s is committed to maximising the learning experience for all of its students, including those with disabilities. The University aims to widen participation and learning opportunities for disabled students by matching students with suitably qualified and experienced individuals (Support Providers) to assist with specific academic challenges.

All one-to-one support is arranged for students by Disability Services through The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University.

The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University enlists skilled and experienced Support Providers from a variety of backgrounds for a range of posts - please see below.

Support Provider Roles

Academic Mental Health Tutor

Foreign Language Tutor

Assistive Technology Tutor

Interpreter (BSL and ISL)

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Tutor

Library Assistant

Campus Assistant (General)

Mathematics & Statistics Tutor

Campus Assistant (Specialist)

Note Taker

Dyslexia Tutor

Proof Reader

Exam Audio Typist & Scribe

Reader

Exam Prompter

Study Skills Tutor

Exam Scribe

Typist & Audio Typist

Exam Scribe & Reader

Workshop Laboratory Assistant

Although recruited by The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University, Support Providers are self-employed in that they work on a freelance basis. They do not become employees of the University. For further information on working as a self-employed freelancer, please see www.gov.uk/working-for-yourself/overview


Supporting Students

The Code of Conduct for Support Providers outlines in detail the one-to-one support process and the principles that all Support Providers are expected to adhere to when providing support through The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University.

As the service is very much a student-focused one, students are matched with Support Providers based on the Support Provider’s qualification, skills, experience and availability. 

Because students may use their one-to-one support when they wish, support provision work requires a lot of flexibility. As the Register is therefore unable to provide any guarantees of work, it may not be a viable option for those looking for a steady, regular income throughout the year. Equally, Support Providers are under no obligation to accept any of the support work offered to them by The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University and they are free to leave the Register at any time, either on a temporary basis or permanently. 


Payment of Support Providers
The majority of students who access The Register of Support Providers at Queen's University receive funding for their one-to-one support through their Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) administered for Northern Irish students by the Education Authority (EA). As such, Support Providers are paid in full directly by the EA via BACS (Banks Automated Clearing System). For tax return purposes, it is therefore essential that Support Providers keep accurate records of the payments they receive. 

Further Queries
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Contact Details:
The Register of Support Providers at Queen’s University
Disability Services
Student Guidance Centre
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN
Tel: 028 9097 3610/ 028 9097 2727

Email:
nmhregister@qub.ac.uk  [Support Queries; Note Taking Cover; Room Bookings; etc]
supportprovider@qub.ac.uk [Work Record & Payment Queries]