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


Proud of student success

We are proud to share further news on Paul Whittington, an ALS student who has cerebral palsy. Paul has submitted his final PhD thesis and will be graduating as Dr Whittington in November! He has now started his 3-year post-doctoral researcher position in the Faculty of Science and Technology at BU. 

And if it’s not enough…Paul’s car and the system that he developed to control the motorised driver’s seat, lift and tailgate (SmartATRS) is going to be featured in the Special Issue 1,491 (pages 24 and 25)  of Auto Express magazine (20 Sep to 10 Oct).

Well done Paul, the sky’s the limit!





ALS student features in the Daily Echo!

We have posted about amazing ALS student Toby and his ‘Bravery Organisation’ before. Toby has recently featured in the Daily Echo where he talked about his experience with tetraplegia and his hope to create a team of role models through his organisation to inspire young people to help change lives.


Read the article here.



The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission for Dyslexia & Neurodivergent people


Want to hear your experiences….

Are you dyslexic/neurodivergent? Are you a parent/carer for someone who is dyslexic/neurodivergent?

AchieveAbility – a charity which supports neurodivergent (autism and dyslexia spectrums) people in education and employment, have been tasked to compile evidence for the Autism Bill. If this applies to you, or people you know, please complete and/or share. The more evidence we have, the more likely the Bill will be successful.

The Westminster AchievAbility Commission Survey can be found here:



Chiara’s day out

chiara-graduationALS tutor, Amanda, attended Chiara’s graduation yesterday morning. She was an ALS student with dyslexia that Amanda has been supporting for several years. Chiara achieved a First BA (Hons) Marketing Communications in addition to the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Undergraduate Prize awarded to the undergraduate student whose performance or achievement is deemed by the Vice-Chancellor to have been most outstanding in their time at BU.