We know that University can sometimes present challenges for autistic students. We're here to work together with you to overcome any barriers.
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Here are some top tips from Joseph, an autistic student at the University of Hull
Whether you're autistic or think you may be but haven't been diagnosed yet, we can help:
- Support your transition into University life
- Provide one to one support with a practitioner
- Work with staff in your Faculty about issues like exam arrangements
- Invite you to peer support groups
As we are an inclusive university, we would encourage you to let us know, if you have an autistic spectrum condition and we will always respond to you in a supportive and sensitive way. We'll send you a questionnaire so that we can understand your needs. But don't worry - you can get in touch for assistance at any point during your time at the university.
What can we do for you?
- We'll help identify what reasonable adjustments may be required for you in the lecture theatres and classrooms
- We'll work with your school to support your needs, by doing things like making alternative exam arrangements (such as extra time, rest breaks, or using a PC), providing teaching materials in alternative formats, producing lecture materials in advance and recording lectures
- We can offer advice on applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).
- We'll provide one-to-one support from a mental health practitioner to explore how your wellbeing is impacting you whilst you are at university
The ASC peer support group meet every week to enjoy a safe and quiet space together, socialise and play games. The group also provides you with the opportunity to meet with a variety of university professionals for general advice or to talk about further support.