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Sophia Davis * Healthcare with Health Science * Open University*

2021-03-05T14:01:43+00:00

My experience of university as a disabled person was not too bad, even though there could have been areas of improvement. I do think it helped that I was studying through “The Open University”, the fact that I was able to study from home and not have to travel made it more possible to study, therefore more accessible. I struggle with travel as a result of my disability and multiple health conditions. “They were particularly good from the start to make me feel included and to try and make my study as accessible as possible.” [...]

Sophia Davis * Healthcare with Health Science * Open University*2021-03-05T14:01:43+00:00

Phoebe Scoulding * Education Studies * University of Bedfordshire

2021-02-09T20:08:18+00:00

I am a final year student on the Education Studies degree at the University of Bedfordshire. A year after I started my degree, I had to defer my studies for two years because I became very unwell. I was eventually diagnosed with a heart condition called Cardiomyopathy (I previously underwent open heart surgery aged 4) and a low blood pressure. I could not have asked for a better response from my lecturers who sent me lovely emails to send me their well wishes whilst I was away. I was told that my health was very [...]

Phoebe Scoulding * Education Studies * University of Bedfordshire2021-02-09T20:08:18+00:00

Pippa Stacey University of York Psychology in Education

2020-10-24T18:04:14+01:00

MyPlus Students Piece   Pippa Stacey is a writer and blogger based in Yorkshire. She studied BSc Psychology in Education at the University of York and acquired her chronic illness during the first year of her studies. As a graduate, Pippa now works in online communications in the charity sector, as well as freelance writing, and blogs in a personal capacity at Life Of Pippa. During my first year of university, I was your typical student: studying hard, partying harder, travelling the country with various sports teams and for dance competitions, volunteering, and working towards an honours degree. By [...]

Pippa Stacey University of York Psychology in Education2020-10-24T18:04:14+01:00

Ross Hovey Business Studies Anglia Ruskin University

2020-10-05T18:38:33+01:00

My name is Ross Hovey and I graduated in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, around 20 miles from home. A combination of being very ill during sixth form and my own preference for personal care provided by family meant studying locally was the easiest option. I attend a college for 2 years which then allowed me to upgrade my HND to a degree – so in reality I only went to University for 18months. “I realised that the benefit of studying locally and having no debt [...]

Ross Hovey Business Studies Anglia Ruskin University2020-10-05T18:38:33+01:00

Johnathon Byrne University of East Anglia BSc in Animal Science

2020-10-18T01:49:22+01:00

Johnathan writes about his experience as a disabled student going to the University of East Anglia Learning new things and experiencing things that I had not beforehand. Such as travelling to South Africa. For a long time, I wanted to focus on a career path that I was passionate about, for myself that was animals and conservation. It took me four years to complete my degree due to poor health. But in those four years, I learned so much, I was offered so many experiences that I would never have been able to do if it wasn’t for my course. [...]

Johnathon Byrne University of East Anglia BSc in Animal Science2020-10-18T01:49:22+01:00

Olu Fadipe’s University Experience

2020-09-30T18:27:07+01:00

Olu University Experience My name is Olu Fadipe, and I want to share my university experience. I started Solent University in September 2015 and I graduated in July 2019 with a 2:1. I would argue your time at university is when you grow the most as a person, I often look back at how I was when I first started and the person I have now become. One of the things about university is that most students (disabled and non-disabled) are all thrown in the deep end, it is like chucking [...]

Olu Fadipe’s University Experience2020-09-30T18:27:07+01:00

Jordan Wood Solent University Sports Journalism

2020-10-05T18:16:03+01:00

My name is Jordan Wood and I have an undiagnosed genetic condition, which affects my mobility and communication skills. My interests are all about sports, music, video games and just hanging out. I believe I am a strong-minded person knowing what I want, and I don’t let my disability hinder my desire to achieve my life 's goals. I am writing this blog to introduce myself, my journey through university and how I know that my writing will affect and inspire people with disabilities or not to accomplish goals when your mind, commitment, energy and dedication are attainable. I have [...]

Jordan Wood Solent University Sports Journalism2020-10-05T18:16:03+01:00

Chloe Tear Leeds Trinity University

2020-10-05T18:10:23+01:00

My name is Chloe Tear, I graduated from Leeds Trinity University in 2019 with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and Child Development. I have mild cerebral palsy and during my time at university I lost a large proportion of my sight. Alongside my studies I continued being a freelance writer and public speaker. I chose a small campus university and lived on-site during my first and third year. Despite several nights out, drinking games and late nights, I’m not going to pretend I was your average student. My course was enjoyable, but due to my disabilities it did take [...]

Chloe Tear Leeds Trinity University2020-10-05T18:10:23+01:00

Joel Pitman University’s Experience Film Production

2020-09-30T18:56:18+01:00

University Experience I attended the University of Portsmouth from 2015-2018, studying Film Production, and then went on to do an MA in Film and Television from 2018-19. Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to go to university. Even as a child, I became aware that my disability set me apart from society, for all the wrong reasons. And this drove me to prove to society, and by extension, to myself, that I could achieve what able-bodied people could. I viewed university as my platform to achieving this. University Experience “What made me [...]

Joel Pitman University’s Experience Film Production2020-09-30T18:56:18+01:00
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