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University

When choosing which university to attend it is helpful to enquire whether there are residential halls on campus or a short walk away, so that walking to lectures is not far.

When applying for student accommodation, they usually ask if you have any special requirements for your room, and if you specify that you have additional equipment (such as nebulisers), they will make special allowances for you to get a slightly bigger room to accommodate this. It can also be useful to have a private ensuite with a window if possible. You can also specify if there is no lift in the halls, that you need a ground floor room so if you get ill, you do not have to go too far.

When it comes to hospitals, it is helpful to have a consultant or a nurse as a point of call if you get sick. If you apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance, assistance in travelling home to see your regular consultant can be provided. Prioritise maintaining a healthy diet and do not forget to schedule in your physiotherapy sessions.

Disabled Student Allowance

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