How to know if you’re eligible for DSA and how to provide evidence

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Are you a disabled/neurodivergent student at university in the UK? If so, you may be eligible for DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance), a non-repayable grant issued by the government to students whose disability/condition directly impacts their ability to study and learn at university. You can claim up to £25,000 worth of support through the DSA programme, […]

Why you should tell a friend to apply for DSA

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Disabled Students’ Allowance is a non-repayable grant issued by the government to disabled and neurodivergent students whose learning is impacted by their condition or disability. You may have heard of the DSA programme before through your student finance application or from fellow students who have been offered support. And if this is your first time […]

Jamworks vs Peer Note Takers

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Studying at college and university can be a challenging experience, and even more so for disabled and neurodivergent students. With over 10,000 students reporting having a disability at university, it is evident that provisions need to be available to support the learning of disabled students in order to provide more equal opportunities for all. A […]

The Best Universities for Disabled Students UK

Choosing which universities to apply for can be a challenging decision and if you’re a disabled or neurodivergent student there are more factors to consider beyond the type of degree you will choose. It can be hard to know whether a university will be able to support your individual needs and how to access disability […]

How much DSA can I get for ADHD?

Disabled Students’ Allowance is a non-repayable grant issued by the government to disabled and neurodivergent students whose learning and studies are directly impacted by their condition or disability. ADHD is classed as a disability in the UK so is therefore a condition which is eligible for DSA funding. If you are a student with ADHD, […]

An Introvert’s Guide to University

How much is the DSA allowance: a female student holding her study materials

The purpose of going to university is predominantly to get a degree, or a qualification and learning experience to further your education. In addition to this, the concept of going to university is often showcased as an opportunity for young adults to meet new people, make friends, socialise and discover themselves. It’s an experience which […]

How to Stay Focused while Studying – Tips if you have a Poor Attention Span

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A poor attention span is a factor which affected my ability to study efficiently as a university student for a long time. That was until I learned how to stay focused while studying! The ability to focus and concentrate on lectures and revision is something which every student has struggled with at some point, whether […]

The benefits of Jamworks AI Flashcards for disabled and neurodivergent students

Disabled and neurodivergent students can get Jamworks Pro for the duration of their studies, completely free through the DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) scheme. Jamworks Pro automatically generates interactive AI flashcards from every lesson, which helps with learning and revision.  Here are some of the specific benefits of AI flashcards for different disabled and neurodivergent students: […]

Famous People with Dyslexia

Having a dyslexia diagnosis can be challenging in many ways and this can often leave those with the disability doubting their chances to succeed in certain areas of life. Dyslexia is a condition which affects a person’s ability to read, write, spell and pronounce words correctly, as well as many other symptoms. Today we will […]

Is Dyslexia a disability in the UK?

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a condition which affects a person’s understanding of sound structure in language, verbal memory and processing speed. This learning difficulty affects how those with the condition both read and spell, which can pose many challenges in day-today life as well as academic situations. Dyslexia does not affect intelligence, however the […]