Work & Education

Do Universities Make the Grade for Disabled Students?

University can be a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, find out what you really want to do with your life and be yourself.

They can also be a reasonable adjustments nightmare. Though many universities have excellent support services available, the paperwork can seem endless and as the start date approaches, it’s a race against time to sort accommodation, transport, care, equipment, note-taking, access to the library and social hotspots.

Whether you’re about to start your first year or you’re booking your graduation ceremony, we want to know the highs and lows of your uni experience.

We’ve already received a report that a London university has previously asked some students to provide, as part of the application process, medical evidence of their disability and how it would affect their ability to do the course. This may be unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 and we’re going to look into this. If this happens or has happened to you, please email

If you’re bulk buying biros for the next 3 years, putting your treasured possessions into cardboard boxes, and learning how to cook for the first time, get in touch and get your blog on this page!

By Fleur Perry

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