It is worth you as a university getting in touch with the suppliers, as you will be working together for the duration of the deaf person studies and knowing who you are dealing with really helps.
Also, the deaf student is receiving both BSL interpreting and notetaking support, the DSA spend is likely to be exceeded due to the amount of support. You will therefore want to understand what the overspend is likely to look like so that you can seek the internal budget to cover this.
When you get in touch with the supplier, we would always recommend you sharing DSA 2 letter at this point in case it has not been shared by the student.
SFE will only pay for the student missing three sessions, so any sessions exceeding three sessions would also be invoiced to the University.
One more thing you will need to provide to the supplier, is the University policies and procedures, that are aimed at external visitors/attendees to University.
As suppliers, these are shared with all support workers, so that they are aware of how to work safely within the university.
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