BU gets involved with ‘Eating Disorders Awareness Week’ 26 Feb-4 March

Beat,Eating,Disorders,Logo_news_imageTo mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week during Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 February, Bournemouth University is working in close partnership with Students’ Union Bournemouth University (SUBU) and Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, to host a series of informative events, which we hope will raise awareness of eating disorders. The events are free and are open to staff, students and the wider community, but do need to be booked. https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/edaw

For full information and to book onto any of these events: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/eating-disorder-awareness-week-2018-16484201298

  • Monday 26 February, 12.00-1.00pm: Living with and working in mental health
  • Tuesday 27 February 2.00-3.00pm: Anorexia nervosa: The reality and the recovery
  •  Wednesday 28 February, 1.00-2.00pm: When the body becomes a battleground for emotional distress: Exploring how emotional intelligence can be applied to eating disorders
  •  Wednesday 28 February, 8.00-9.00pm: Mental






FAQs for Disabled Students

UCAS logo        Support for disabled students – frequently asked questions

 Here you’ll find the answers to the most frequently asked questions around support for disabled students while studying at university or college:


Thanks to Chris for this link

Is self employment: the better option for people with disabilites?

Thanks to Chris and our Careers Team @ BU for this relevant website & blog about the employment progress made with the increasing number of people with disabilities setting up their own businesses and entering self-employment.

Self-employment offers obvious advantages for many people with disabilities. This is becoming increasingly self-evident as the number of disabled entrepreneurs increases and their achievements are becoming more widely known and celebrated.


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Beautiful Video explaining Autism

Alex Amelines spent two years creating an animation about autism in his spare time. His goal was to create tolerance and understanding of autism. His animation shows children things from another child’s perspective. I hope you will enjoy this clip as much as we have (also watchable in different languages) :


Thanks to Jackie for this!