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Resources about Higher Education

Resources about Higher Education

A selection of resources and useful information for young people thinking about starting higher education (HE).

Into HE 2020 is a guide by Disability Rights UK for anyone with a health condition, learning difficulty or disability thinking about studying in higher education.  This guide aims to answer common questions such as whether colleges or universities will be accessible, how to choose a course and what support will be available. It also covers the student finance system and has up-to-date information on tuition fees, repayment methods and the support that will be in place.

Adjustments for disabled students is a fact sheet by Disability Rights UK. If you have a disability, health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, you may need certain facilities, assistive technology or support services to enable you to make the most of your studies or training. This factsheet provides suggestions on the adjustments you may need while studying.

Telling people you’re disabled: clear and easy guide for students by Disability Rights UK. It can be hard to tell people about you and your needs as a student or an employee. For example, if you’re disabled or have a condition that needs support, you might not want people to know. One positive reason to tell people is so you can get the right support at university or college.

The STAART initiative at the University of Greenwich supports prospective and current students who have a disability; long-term health condition; specific learning difficulty; and/or mental health condition. Their support mechanisms prepare students for the reality of university for disabled students.

Digital Resources for Students with Autism is a comprehensive list of digital resources for students with autism.  Today, there are more technologies than ever before to help students with speech, interaction, participation, and communication, making for more integrated classrooms and innovative therapies that help students learn.

University for students with SEND is an article for parents by The Good Schools Guide. Making the next step to university might appear overwhelmingly difficult; however the message from universities is that they very much want applications from SEND students, and have well-established means of easing their path.

IntoUniversity is a charity that provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.


A big thank you to the organisations who created these resources and information.  If you have suggestions of other links that should be included here, please get in touch: info@preparingforadulthood.org.uk.

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