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Resources about Higher Education

A selection of resources and useful information for young people thinking about higher education.

Resources about Higher Education

Into HE 2020 | A guide for anyone with a health condition, learning difficulty or disability thinking about studying in higher education starting September 2020. 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 for 2020 entry.

Factsheet: Adjustments for Disabled Students | 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 can include alternative exam or assessment arrangements. The Equality Act 2010 calls the arrangements that your education provider makes to meet these needs ‘reasonable adjustments’.

Factsheet: Telling People You're Disabled | 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. A good place to start could be your personal statement when you apply.

Factsheet: Funding Higher Education for Disabled Student | If you’re going to study a higher education course at college or university, you may need funding to cover tuition fees, living costs and disability-related costs. This factsheet tells you about the financial support that is available and where to apply for it.

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These resources were shared by the National Development Team for Inclusion as part of our delivery of the Preparing for Adulthood programme, which was funded by the Department of Education to support the SEND reforms.

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