Neurodiversity Celebration Week 13-17 March 2023
Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences.
We are proud of our diverse student population and more than 20% of our students have told us they have a disability. The Disability and Dyslexia team support students with a wide range of disabilities to help them to succeed on their course.
Support we offer at the university
University-specific adjustments to the way in which we teach and assess your course and also in how we provide you with access to other university facilities that support the student experience.
Most commonly provided through Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), which can include:
- specialist IT or other equipment
- One-to-one staffing such as study skills tuition
- BSL interpreting or physical support
- and help with other costs arising from your disability including travel.
Bill Acharjee, one of the University’s Equality and Diversity Advisors, said: “I would encourage colleagues to support this initiative and sign up to some of the great online sessions available to learn about how to best support people who are neurodivergent and to develop your awareness on this subject matter.”
Colleagues who are neurodivergent may also wish to join the Neurodivergent Staff Network. This Network is run by staff, for staff and PGRs who self-identify as, or have a formal diagnosis of, anything which falls under the umbrella of neurodivergence. This would include autism, ADHD or ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tourette’s, epilepsy, PTSD and sensory processing difficulties.
If you are interested in joining the Network, or have any queries, please email email@example.com. The Network meets once a term and membership is confidential in any email postings.