Joining a group

Why join a group?

Joining a group can be a good way to meet other students who may be experiencing the same sort of difficulties and to enjoy the support of others. Sharing ideas and experiences can build confidence and self-esteem and make the student’s time at university more enjoyable.

Our groups are ‘open’ groups, which means the student can join at any time. Although students don’t have to attend every week, it would be good for them and the other group members if they could try to do so

Most groups run throughout each term, but some groups are for a fixed number of weeks. 

University of Plymouth ADHD Support Group

Do you have ADHD? Or think that you may have?

You are very welcome to join us at the University of Plymouth ADHD Support Group.

We are a small friendly group who support each other by sharing concerns, good tips, ideas, experiences, etc. Each session has a more formal time where we focus on one main topic, e.g. time management, dealing with stress, etc. Sometimes a visiting speaker comes in to lead this part. This is followed by a less structured time where the conversation can cover a range of ADHD-related issues.

When and where we meet:

  • Day: Tuesdays (term time only)
  • Time: 17:15–18:30
  • Location: Wellbeing Centre 006 Workshop Room.

If you have any questions please contact:

Jo Rowland, Disability Advisor.

University of Plymouth Autism Social Group (PAS) 

PAS is a social and support group for students by students who have an autism spectrum diagnosis, led by Disability Advisors. Describing the group, students say that it is ‘a group for those with autism spectrum disorders, where we can meet up weekly with like-minded people, giving us the opportunity to be ourselves and gain confidence with other people in a social environment'. The group aims to be a fun environment and give members a chance to explore topics related to University life and try new activities.

  • When: every Wednesday between 16:00–18:00 (during term time)
  • Where: First Floor, 3 Portland Mews
  • Free refreshments.

New members welcome at any time. If you are thinking about joining we are very happy to meet you individually beforehand. For further information about the group contact Sarah Anderson or Dan Collings (Disability Advisors).

Dyslexia friendly study support sessions

These weekly sessions are for all students whether or not they have a diagnosis of dyslexia. They are run by dyslexia specialists, and include various study skills topics including academic writing, presentation skills, effective revision, coping with exams, advice on software and apps, etc.

Details of the sessions each term can be obtained from Student Services – tel +44 1752 587676, or email Joanna Rowland or Kassandra Clemens