Event: Information Sessions for Disabled Students


Information sessions and events to support disabled and dyslexic students interested in applying to university.

Disability Transition Officers at The University of Sheffield are able to deliver free information sessions and activities for your students about the support available for disabled students at university, to encourage more disabled young people to consider progression to higher education (any higher education institution, not just those considering the University of Sheffield).

Students with a disability or condition that has an impact on their ability to study are likely to be eligible for support at university but are often unaware of this when applying.  They can provide help to raise the aspirations of disabled learners who might be thinking of applying by providing information on the support available and how to go about setting this up.

This includes students who:

  •   have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD
  •   have a mental health condition such as depression or an anxiety disorder
  •   have a long standing illness or health condition such as asthma, epilepsy or chronic fatigue syndrome
  •   have an autism spectrum condition
  •   are blind or partially sighted
  •   have a physical impairment or mobility difficulty
  •   are deaf or hard of hearing
  •   have a speech, language or communication difficulty (e.g. a stammer)

Activities are delivered by the Disability Transition Officers to students in schools (physically and virtually) or on campus.

How are sessions delivered?

Events can be delivered in a variety of ways and are tailored to the needs of the students/school/college. This could include:

  •   A talk, in your school or held virtually, from university staff and current students about university support they also welcome parent/carer attendance)
  •   Information stalls
  •   On campus activities e.g. a campus tour, taster lecture, activities and talks delivered by current university students about their experiences of being a supported student
  •   Information sessions on campus tailored to a specific group of students e.g. students who have an autism spectrum condition
  •   Staff training about the support available for disabled students in higher education
  •   Or, a session tailored to the needs of your school

To book a session with them or if would like to find out more, please contact disability.transitions@sheffield.ac.uk.

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Partner(s):
Type(s):
  • At your school/college
  • CPD
  • Disabled Learner
  • On-campus
  • Virtual

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