Taken from Getting into Medical School 2020 Entry by Adam Cross and Emily Lucas.
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are non-repayable grants covering study-related costs for disabled students. From 2016 to 2019, I was a recipient of the DSA during my time at university as I have autistic spectrum disorder and expressive-receptive language disorder. As someone with these disabilities, the opportunity to receive the DSA provided a lifeline for me. In this article I uncover what you’ll get and how to apply.
“I wouldn’t tell your employer about your disability, if I were you.”
I was 13 years old when I told my teacher I wanted to find a job. Their response shocked me.
I am autistic and have expressive-receptive language disorder, disabilities that can make everyday life at least a tiny bit challenging, but to everyone else remain ‘hidden’. Invisible.
“You’d be discriminated against,” my teacher had further clarified to me. “If they knew, they’d probably not give you an interview.”
They were saying this out of kindness and concern for me, but their words highlighted something ugly about the workforce that most people ignore.
So, you've finished your work experience placement. If all went to plan, you will have had an enjoyable time, learnt a lot about your chosen company and gained a valuable insight into the world of work. Now that it's over, it's time to express your appreciation to the company who provided you with all this.
Our final calling point in the series is the Government’s new initiative to provide top-class vocational education, in the form of the new Technical Levels.
Topics: student advice
Oxford and Cambridge are comprised of 44 (38 colleges and six permanent private halls) and 31 colleges respectively, so it’s no wonder many students are thrown into turmoil when deciding which college to choose. This article offers some helpful tips and advice for narrowing down your options and making your final choice.
Taken from Getting into Oxford and Cambridge 2020 Entry by Mat Carmody.