I was really impressed with the quick email response. Even when the person I was talking to was asked a question obviously not for their department they handing over to someone instantly. Also loverly customer service from the lady I spoke with on the phone All in all great service
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I just wanted to leave some feedback on how the support has been thid year. First off I am so glad an very fortunate to have this incredible student support network in place. Its fantastic and eases stress and anxiety. I just wanted to say my support worker Jackie Hewitt is fantastic! One of the best support workers I have had. I couldnt of been more blessed to have her as my mentor. She is always a massive help and an absolute credit to the team of mentors you have. My confidence and amxiety has massively improved. I can't wait for third year. I will look forward to the next year of mentoring until then all the best to use all all on behlaf of me. Thank you very much.
Due to my disability I suffer from a lot of pain and fatigue. The training I received from Anthony Curran on how to use Dragon, Mind view, and Read and Write has been excellent. Learning how to use Dragon has really speeded me up because it used to be so painful and time-consuming to type things manually. I can listen to my text books when I am tired and have to lie down, with the Read and Write app. Anthony explained things very clearly and made sure I understood them before going on to the next point. The mind view will help me to be more organised and structured in my essay writing. He also made learning fun and seemed to sense when I was getting tired and asked if I needed a break. I consider myself very lucky to have had Anthony as my trainer because I have learnt so much from him. Roslyn
The training had positive impact on me. I learned a lot of things that helped me with my degree at University. some examples of Mind View, Dragon, essay plan, citation, proof reading, how to use the the recorder during lectures and many more.The training helped me with strategies on my essay assignment planning and writing, how to plan my dissertation assignment, it was very helpful for me. The instructor was very good with great knowledge and experience of teaching, l gained knowledge in computer writing during my course work although the period was very short but it was very good course, l enjoyed it and thank you very much for the lessons given to me I appreciate it. Thanking you, Annie
I received training from Rebecca at Barry Bennett on the 'Read & Write', 'Sonocent Audio' and 'Inspiration' software programmes, all provided as part of my Disabled Students Allowance to help me study toward my PhD at Kings College London. I was really happy that I was able to do the training online, and this turned out to be just as smooth and convenient as I hoped it would be. Rebecca was always on time, always enthusiastic and happy, and was careful to ensure that she went through the software at my own pace. When there were elements of the programme I was particularly interested in, she covered these in additional detail, and her explanations were always clear and easy to follow. She helped me to get the very best out of each software programme, and I am very grateful to her! Sarah
Lee taught me how to use Sonocent Audio Notetaker during the training today, and I found it to be really helpful. I now know how the software can be used, and how I can utilize it to aid me in my studies, particularly in my lectures. I always have issues in typing/writing notes during lectures and am never able to keep up, but todays training and software-guide can help me overcome this! Lee went through everything in a very clear and easy-to-understand manner, and really broke it down for me- wouldnt have got this from anywhere else really. Really useful. Thank you!
Tracy has a holistic, practical and supportive approach and this has resulted in me learning some important skills from her. Crucially she suggested I got tested for visual stress and this outcome has been life changing. I appreciate her overall interest very much indeed. She also taught me ways of remembering numbers which has also helped a lot even with things like passwords and my student number. She has sorted out practical things like that my equipment had not been properly set up. She just got on with it, demonstrating her practical, problem solving approach.
I appreciate her help very much and it has helped me a lot.
I would like to say that the training I received from Tracey was excellent. Tracey trained me on all of the equipment allocated to my needs and taught me how to use this technology with great sensitivity and expertise. This has been an invaluable experience because my disabilities deprived me of learning and this support has given me the confidence to make use of the tools and strategies that have supported me throughout my course.
The Experience with Barry Bennett Ltd has been an absolute pleasure. The thought of university with a disability is tough enough, and until my assessment I had no idea of the help and technology that Barry Bennett had to offer. The laptop I have recieved due to my disability, well I am beyond impressed. The training I have recieved for the programmes I was given, again has been superb. I would 100% recommend these services to any student with a disability who may be apprehensive to apply because of the team and engineers at Barry Bennett I can now go to university knowing my laptop is fully insured with all the programmes I need personally for my studies. I cannot thank you all enough.