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Jas Taylor MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture BA (Hons) French Studies University of Manchester

2021-05-01T09:00:07+01:00

Attending university has been a truly character-defining experience for me, particularly in regard to my disability. When I first accepted my offer to attend the University of Manchester, I was nervous but incredibly excited. My college helped me to arrange a DSA assessment and I was positively surprised by how willing they were to accommodate my mental health issues. Unfortunately, I was soon to be disillusioned: I found the transition from home to university was a shock to my system for which I had very little support, and the workload soon began to pile on. Nonetheless, I found the course [...]

Jas Taylor MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture BA (Hons) French Studies University of Manchester2021-05-01T09:00:07+01:00

Ross Hovey Business Studies Anglia Ruskin University

2021-05-01T08:50:29+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 University2021-05-01T08:50:29+01:00

James Clowes Solent University Graphic Design & Visual communication

2021-05-01T09:18:20+01:00

My name is James Clowes, 26 and I have the disability Athetoid Cerebral Palsy. I am a very creative person and always knew that I wanted to study a creative subject at University. I am also a Boccia player and currently part of the England Performance Group, so also wanting a University that would not only support me creatively but sportingly as well. I am a very driven person and I do not let things stop me in whatever I want to achieve in my life. I am writing this to share with you my University journey and an insight [...]

James Clowes Solent University Graphic Design & Visual communication2021-05-01T09:18:20+01:00

Carrie Aimes BA (Hons) Art & Design and English Literature

2021-05-01T08:51:13+01:00

Carrie writes about her experience as a disabled student going to a university My name is Carrie Aimes and I graduated in 2011 with a BA (Hons) Art & Design and English Literature. During my studies, I chose to commute from home, rather than accessing university accommodation, as this was easier for me. Though ideally, I would have preferred to study elsewhere, I attended my local university, situated only an hour away. This was a practical decision based on my personal care needs. “I utilised my note-taking assistants in other ways - mainly as baggage carriers - [...]

Carrie Aimes BA (Hons) Art & Design and English Literature2021-05-01T08:51:13+01:00

Jordan Wood Solent University Sports Journalism

2021-05-01T09:30:04+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 Journalism2021-05-01T09:30:04+01:00

Joel Pitman Film Production BA, Film and Television MA University of Portsmouth

2021-05-01T09:15:58+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 Film Production BA, Film and Television MA University of Portsmouth2021-05-01T09:15:58+01:00
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