September is coming and we all know what that means – the famously frantic freshers’ weeks are upon us! It might be your first time away from home or perhaps you’re just concerned about getting organised, or how you’re going to afford the weekly food bill.Every year, AbilityNet helps thousands of students with a range of disabilities to get the most from their time at university, and we know that preparation is key. That’s why we’ve put together a list of apps that we think might help you prepare for the start of term…
Expert Resources: #claimitDSA
These are the items that relate to #claimitDSA found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Aug 2018
Blog Post | Aug 2018
It’s that time of year when staff and students are thinking about the start of the university term and Fresher’s Week. During this exciting time, it is important to consider access needs, provide support for people with a range of abilities and also to think carefully about student and staff mental health.Whilst a lot of new starters, returners and staff are ready for a new challenge and may enjoy all that the university experience has to offer, for some the university environment can be both challenging and overwhelming.
Blog Post | Aug 2018
School’s out for summer, but along with lots of sunshine and fun it also means results day is looming! A- levels results day is today, Thursday 16th August and students all over the country are preparing to find out how they did in their exams. If you’re one of the lucky ones off to university it could be time to see if you’re eligible for additional support in higher education.
Blog Post | Apr 2018
It's the time of year when students at every level of education exams are getting pretty serious about revision and exam preparation. We all have our own unique ways of managing the stress that exams can bring, but don’t forget technology can be a complete game changer.
Blog Post | Feb 2018
We use technology to enhance our lives every day by shopping online, keeping up to date with friends and making travel plans, but have you thought about using apps to look after your mental health?
Blog Post | Jan 2018
Now the festivities are over it's time for us all to start thinking about the year ahead. For most students it's time to get to work. Whether you've got a thesis, dissertation or a simple report to write, these student apps will help to maximise productivity, reduce procrastination and even improve the eloquence of your writing.1 Zotero This is particularly good for science students who need to reference, but good for anyone writing essays and thesis. Use it to collect, organise, speedily cite, and share your research sources.
Blog Post | Sep 2017
AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer, Alex Barker, revisits his concerns about his disability in his early days at university, and wonders what tech support and advice is available for students with a disability starting university this year.
Case Study | Jan 2017
For students struggling with a disability, learning difficult or anxiety, reaching the end of a university course can feel impossible without help. AbilityNet has a team of assessors around the country working with university students who are eligible for DSA (Disabled Student's Allowance). Assessors recommend specific tech for a student, depending on the circumstances and needs and it can truly transform their university experience.
News | Apr 2016
AbilityNet is running a series of DSA Practitioner Days in centres around the UK. These free events provide an opportunity to discuss the latest changes to Disabled Students' Allowances, meet other advisers from FE and HE and see some of the tech that AbilityNet has been recommending to the students we assess.
Blog Post | Mar 2016
Yesterday was University Mental Health day and our social media feeds are full of posts about events going on around the country at different universities. AbilityNet is proud to support this day because we realise that mental health and physical health and equally important.