BA degree in Management Studies, at Leicester University.
How is the course going?
I was injured in a road traffic accident (RTA) during my second year of school 6th Form. As a result of the RTA, I had head injuries. This made my A Level studies an even greater task. Although the special needs budget was limited, I still got a reasonable level of student support during my A level studies. I was provided with a note taker in classes. The main issue for me, before I started my degree, was the teaching pace and work load involved. Despite my worries, in general I feel the problems have been ‘quashed’. I can’t think of a better word to describe it - I have trained note takers who understand what the course involves and this makes it helpful.
Who and what have helped me to succeed?
I was supplied with a computer so I can type up notes. I was also provided with a dictaphone, which allows me to make recordings of seminars and lectures.
Any advice for other students?
Yes, despite the worries and troubles you experience leading up to university, I believe you should always pursue your goal or career route. The support available will meet your needs – as in my situation. In my experience, university (particularly here at Leicester) is far more equipped to suit your individual circumstances than 6th form or college. So regardless of your situation, don’t let it get in the way.