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University is an education in the broadest sense. Our University section will enable you to make the most of your time at University and take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you.
Making the most of your time at University
In this section you can find all the advice and guidance you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
In the Recruitment section there is a wealth of information about completing applications forms, online tests, and the various stages in the recruitment. Whilst the Disability section provides advice on how to manage your disability during the recruitment process including information on how to inform an employer of what you require and referring to your disability during an interview.
Managing Your Disability
The Organisations section is where you can find out about various organisations, the opportunities they offer and their individual approach to disability.
Profiles / Stories
It’s always great to hear from those who have been successful.
This section profiles many individuals, working across different industries, at various stages of their careers. Their interviews demonstrate that is possible to have a successful career regardless of whether or not you have a disability. They also illustrate the adjustments that can be made in the workplace.
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Getting involved in all that university has to offer involves excellent time management. As well as your studies, there are also all the extra-curricular activities to get involved in as well as socialising in the student clubs and bars!
For those of you who have a disability or long-term health condition there can be even more demands on your time; from accessing the support you require to actually managing your disability / condition on a day to day basis can all take time and energy.
Starting university presents many new challenges, daunting as this is for those with a mental health condition, the experience of university life can actually help you better manage your condition.
The following articles / blogs share experiences & advice from those who have been there already?.
Struggling to get you head around applying for Disabled Students' Allowance? Don't panic! This blog on applying for DSA should help.
Read More: Applying for Disabled Students' Allowance
Adjusting to University life and staying on that path can be difficult enough for anyone.
But when you add disability or chronic illness to the equation, it can begin to feel like a constant uphill battle.
Read More: Managing University Life with an Invisible Disability
I am a first year Criminology undergraduate student at Portsmouth University and I have a long history of anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and ever changing diagnoses.
This often pulls me down as I feel so helpless on a regular basis and I question how liveable a life like this is when I am struggling. It is easy to focus in on the negatives surrounding my mental health and how it has been impacted by any change in my life. However, it has certainly not been all bad.
Read More: My Mental Health and University
Starting university can be daunting enough, but when you're armed with enough medication to last you a month and a health centre registration form, it can be even more intimidating.
Living on my own, beginning my degree, and managing not to burn my pasta were challenges enough without having to deal with medical things as well. However, the teams of health professionals at your university are there to help and support you and you should take advantage of that.
Read More: Managing Healthcare as a Student
It's that time of year again. The library is packed, everyone is frantic, and coffee consumption has tripled. Exams can be stressful for anyone, but for students with disabilities there are often extra challenges to navigate.
Here are some of my top tips for how to deal with exams as a disabled student.
Read More: Coping with Exams with a Disability