Disabled at Uni

It is a sunny day. The sky is blue. A red-brick building starts on the left of the image, and curves round across the middle, with green grass in front of it. The building looks very grand.

Disabled at Uni series This covers a number of aspects of the disabled student experience, serving as advice and guidance on studying as a disabled student, the support that’s out there, and how to access it. The posts on it are all in this category and can be found here. Applying to study Disabled Students’ […]

Disabled at Uni: 5. Starting to study

Starting to study can be quite an intimidating experience. Here’s some advice on joining clubs and societies, making friends, and resolving issues – from access problems to finding emotional support.

Disabled at Uni: 4. Accommodation, social care, and health care

Last week, I wrote about the support services in place at the University, and how to get set up with them. This week, I’m discussing health and social care, hiring Personal Assistants, and accommodation at University. One of my key pieces of advice for disabled students about to go to University is that it’s really […]

Disabled at Uni: 3. Before your course begins (and who’s there to help)

Last week, I wrote about Disabled Students’ Allowance and getting the right technology and support in place. This week, it’s more about setting up with the services the University offers, and how to give them what they need to help you. You may already be in contact with staff at the University if you had […]

Disabled at Uni: 2. Disabled Students’ Allowance

Last week in this series on applying to study as a disabled person, I wrote on the application process and turning disability to your advantage, and this week I’m writing about Disabled Students Allowance. They fund select equipment and support grants. Disabled Students’ Allowance (or DSA) provides funding for support and equipment for disabled students […]

Disabled at Uni: 1. Applying to study

Introducing the Disabled at Uni series This covers a number of aspects of the disabled student experience, serving as advice and guidance on studying as a disabled student, the support that’s out there, and how to access it. Applying to study Disabled Students’ Allowance Before your course begins (and who’s there to help) Accomodation, social […]