Preparing For University When You Have A Disability



By Chloe Tear.


Oh how I remember this time well! I actually graduated on Wednesday, but preparing for the whole thing only seems like yesterday. University was such an unknown step, even if it was a step I knew I wanted to take. My health at the time was far from ideal and I think this just added to the stress of going to university in the first place. However, after completing university I reflected on the whole process and it was actually the initial organisation that proved the most unknown.

So here are my top tips:

What type of university is the best?

Universities can come in all shapes and sizes, but what would be best for you? You can have city centre uni’s which may have better links to transport (and hospitals), or you may be suited for somewhere a bit quieter and out of the way. You have campus universities with everything on site or universities were they may have a number of campuses across a city.

I quickly came to the conclusion that a campus university would suit my needs better. I wanted everything all in one place so it would be easier to get around. The thought of having to commute, in an unknown area, seemed a bit too complicated and would use up more energy. I’m not saying all disabled people would benefit from this, or that it would have been impossible for me to go to another type of university – at the time it just seemed logical.


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