Impact of disability on HE access and success

Having a disability can result in a student having less self-confidence in their ability to achieve and succeed in HE. 

This can be due to: 

  • Struggling with acceptance in a predominantly ableist society 
  • Negative social experiences and exclusion 
  • Lack of support 
  • Being given low expectations by health and education professionals 

Despite this, students with a disability have many skills they can bring to HE. These include: 

  • Resilience 
  • Problem solving 
  • Contributing to a more diverse student body and bringing a wider variety of views to course discussions
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