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Greenwich Parent Voice

Greenwich Uni Accessibility Team

Young people who may be thinking about a course at the University of Greenwich can benefit from support from the *AccessAbility Team.

The *AccessAbility Team provides information and guidance to disabled and diverse students who may not feel university is for them, or who have concerns about going to university. The team started in 2007 and continues to develop to meet the needs of disabled and diverse students such as those with:

  • A mental-health condition such as anxiety or depression
  • A specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia
  • A developmental disorder such as autism or ADHD/ADD
  • A progressive medical condition such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer or HIV
  • A sensory impairment which could affect the ability to see or hear

How they can help:
Going to university can be challenging for anyone: students move from a highly structured school or college environment to organising their own studies and social lives. For disabled and diverse university students, challenges are greater, so preparation becomes even more important.

STAART - Support through *AccessAbility retention and transition

There are several ways to access STAART support. Students can:

  • Follow their Facebook or Twitter accounts for news and information or to talk to them and fellow students
  • Attend a transition day before the start of term for a tour of the campus and library, and to meet the *AccessAbility Ambassadors
  • Book a place at one of the Wednesday afternoon or Saturday morning workshop or one-to-one sessions, for study tips and advice
  • Join their private Facebook group for peer-to-peer support.

Disabled and dyslexic students at the University of Greenwich and local disabled and dyslexic students (year 11 onwards) can join the team here.

There is currently no end date as this is a rolling project and students can join at any time.

If you would like more information about disability and dyslexia and higher education, and what University of Greenwich *AccessAbility Ambassadors are doing, you can find out more by following these social channels:

Facebook: University of Greenwich – STAART
Twitter: @GRE_STAART

Find out more at https://www.gre.ac.uk/for-schools/activities/accessibility-project