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NMH Student Testimonies 2020-2021

"The support Lesley has provided has been amazing, she is patient and considerate and has helped me with some challenging difficulties at university by listening to my concerns and supporting me to communicate my difficulties to the university, a big thank you for helping me get through the year!" - anonymous student feedback, 2021 (survey monkey)

"Lesley has been a massive help and I feel that my writing skills has developed." - anonymous student feedback, 2021 (survey monkey) 

"Lesley has helped me develop techniques in mindfulness through meditation to help reduce my anxiety, which I found very helpful and I find her support invaluable, as she has helped me minimise my levels of stress during a very chaotic year." - anonymous student feedback, 2021(survey monkey)

"Lesley is amazing!" - anonymous student feedback, 2021 (survey monkey)

"I am extremely grateful for the help I receive and I would not be where I am today without Les. She is kind, caring, efficient and approachable." -  anonymous student feedback, 2021 (survey monkey)

"She  has helped amazingly with improving my critical thinking and writing." - anonymous student feedback, 2021 (survey monkey)

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NMH Student Testimonies 2015-2019

Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support - Student Testimonies:

Student Testimonies:

...Les is one of the most enfusiastic people on campus, i like how she helps me to break down my tasks for assignments...it helps me to understand...' '...i am more confident with my essay writing...

[NG, Criminology student with dyslexia, dyspraxia and depression]

Lesley taught me how to find the right journals and Articlies and understand how to get information from Them, which was Brilliant and she made it very quick and easy for me...' 'The handouts were useful but better when lesley Went Through them with me. so i could understand it better...' '...lesley has 100% helped with managing my stress levels and coping with my assinments. Whenever i didn't have any motivation Les would really help me to carry on...

[MB, FD Sports Therapy with Injury Rehabilitation student with dyslexia, anxiety and depression]

Strategies and guidance hase been really helpful with regards to approaching certain areas of uni life and have all ended up with positive outcomes...
...talking has helped with clarification...proofreading was weak initially and is now improving greatly...since i have had guidance my academic writing and proofreading has improved...having the sheet with linking words on was of great use as it has allowed my assignments to ead much better...my stress and anxiety levels are much lower since talking about techniques

[SK, Human Sciences student with anxiety]

By analysing and creating a detailed plan I was able to formulate a well structured essays. Exploring many themes…proofreading is an issue for me, but by formulating many drafts, it helped me to improve on my ideas without being repetitive…’ In relation to reflective writing/critical writing and thinking, AF stated that ‘…this come within planning making sure I am being critical without being too descriptive…my wrighting has improved, with my punctuation less of a problem…working on drafts with Les has helped me scuctre my arguments. Being crtical, with each draft helping improve my arguments…

[AF, Sociology student with dyslexia]

Specialist 1:1 Mentor - Student Testimonies

...Lesly has helped me to keep a diary which i never did before this has helped me alot. She has helped me manage my axiety help myself, i have had moments where i wasn't confident to engage or believe in myself but Les helped me to do this in the studio and other work...' '...Les has helped me to control what i do better this year...homebased support has been invaluable to keep me so active with my studies - she also helped me greatly in the library...

In relation to managing stress/coping skills and motivation strategies, BL stated that ‘I have improved on some of these things this year from last year…I want to explore my patterns to help me understand my self…I must to just keep communication with people for my mental health and agree that mobility support is a key need for me…I have always gained from support and taking with Les – she builds my confidence. At times I have anxietys with using this support but when I do it helps me greatly…I am still working on ignoring my depression and fight these barriers…

[BL, Photography student with depression and anxiety]

Talking to Les gives me the ability to air out what is going on with me, understand what is happening to me, and really makes me feel likeI am ‘with’ someone as I work through these difficulties…

[TP, Computer Science student with depression]

I have maintained a good outlook on my work and motivation to continue. Les has helped me establish how my mind works in regards to my disability and what can be done to support it...' ...Les helped me to gain a better routine In my time-management and organisation skills. Complementing my ideas and helping me with what i needed to do, with full participation and a clear sign of passion and engagement to her job role...' '...Les has helped me deal with serious incidents to which caused me major stress. She has always made sure i was healthy and happy - as well as keeping on top of my course...

[HL, Business Administration student with ADHD and depression]

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