Good question – if your university or college supports its students, why do you also need funding for individual support?
The DSA crucially provides two things worth thinking about. Firstly, it provides is a package of support which is individually tailored to your specific requirements, and secondly, it funds support that isn’t available through the university.
So, for example, all students at university may get access to a few sessions of study skills advice or counselling. Students with DSA funding though can receive specialist study skills and mentoring support on a weekly basis throughout their course.