Hello, I have Muscular Dystrophy. I graduated from Roehampton University with a 2:1 degree in Film and Photography in 2016.

“At the very start of university, I was given an interview with the disability team to work out what equipment I might need”

Disability wise the campus was really accessible for me. There was even a disability society for students with disabilities to come together and get to know each other. That was a lot of fun!

At the very start of university, I was given an interview with the disability team to work out what equipment I might need. I was given a few things like a voice recorder instead of needing to take notes. However I never used it but what I did use, and they paid for, was my laptop with all my editing equipment such as Photoshop and Indesign! I still have my laptop now!

I was also given extra time during exams and longer extensions for essay writing which proved very useful.

I also had a special chair in the film lecture theatre for me, however, it distanced me from people so I chose to sit on a more uncomfortable seat closer to the screen and classmates.

“Overall though I don’t feel my disability held me back much at university”

I found trips to places quite difficult, it meant having to be more courageous with public transport and often involved my parents coming to help me travel safely.

Overall though I don’t feel my disability held me back much at university on campus and in essence, I did have a good experience, achieving a good grade.

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