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Providing Non-Medical Helper support to University of Essex Students

Qualified Tutors and Mentors 

At Essex First all our Tutors and Mentors have years of experience and are qualified and registered with DSA-QAG.

We have specialists in Specific Learning Difficulties, Mental Health and Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

Customised ​Learning Plans

We work closely with individuals to tailor each learning plan to effectively provide the support which is recommended in your Assessment of Need report.

Providers of NMH support at University of Essex, Colchester Campus

All of the staff at Essex First have previously been employed at the University so we are well versed with services and facilities on campus.  We can provide you with consistent support and signpost you effectively to additional help.  

Different Students 
Require Different
Approaches to Learning
Comments from our students

We are well aware that one size does not fit all.  Our sessions will be person centred to the individual. 

New Students 2018

Just been recommended support with Essex First?

Email us with your funding letter and a copy of your Assessment of Need so we can discuss your support.

I was so anxious when I arrived at Essex and you really helped me manage and survive my first year



Thankyou for all of your help over the past 3 years. Your weekly support has really helped me to come a long way.  This has been far my best year at University



Thank you for all your help during my studies.  You've put my mind at ease more times than I can count



The personal one to one mentoring support I received was phenomenal throughout the entirety of my time at University. My mentor was always very warm, kind and supportive, ensuring that all of my individual needs were met and that I was always treated with the utmost courtesy and respect. 



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