As part of the work of our Disability Forum, we are running a University Information Day for disabled and dyslexic Learners. The event, which is being hosted by the University of Greenwich on 7 July, is being run in collaboration with Greenwich and other member HEIs who sit on the forum.
The idea was born out of discussions at the forum around developing outreach activities for learners with disabilities and specific learning differences. The event offers learners in years 11 upwards, as well as those in further education and on access to HE courses, to visit a university campus and find out more about the support available to them in higher education.
It will involve sessions on the Disabled Students’ Allowance and the needs assessment, top tips on going to university for learners with disabilities and dyslexia along with the chance to hear from, and ask questions of, current HE students with disabilities.
The event is designed to give learners information about university life but also practical advice in preparation for making applications to HE and ensuring that they have all the support they are entitled to upon entering their first year in HE.
More details of the event, including a draft programme, can be found on the event page on our website here: http://www.accesshe.ac.uk/events/disableddyslexic/