I’m in College
So you’ve made it to college and you’re thinking ‘what now?’
This section has all you need to know about what to look out for when you first arrive, how to get the educational support you need as a student with a disability, the different types of funding available and the many different services open to all on campus.
You’ll also find information on getting the most out of your college experience by interacting with the Student’s Union and joining clubs and societies as well as giving you some things to think about later on in your final year.
To find your way around, click into the appropriate sections below.
1st Year: What to Expect
For many, embarking on a college course can be daunting. Here we've outlined the sorts of things you can expect to encounter when you get there.
Tuesday 11 May 2021 AT Hive - An Assistive Technology Resource
Welcome to 'AT Hive' - an Assistive Technology (AT) resource that aims to raise awareness about AT and to also guide people through the wide range of AT that is available today.
AllyShip - A Students' Guide to Accessibility
AllyShip - A Student's Guide to Accessibility
Useful info to support students with disabilities/disabled students within your work, suitable for USI staff, SU Officers, Club and Society Committee Members Class Reps or the general student population.
Disability Supports & Services
Explore the types of support that are available for students with disabilities & specific learning difficulties in college.
Thursday 18 September 2014 Considering Studying Abroad?
Widen your horizons by participating on a study abroad Erasmus program.
Funding & Finance
Find out what types of financial assistance and grants are available and how to apply.
Volunteering & Work Experience
Volunteering & undertaking Work Experience is fun, looks great on your CV and can help prepare you for life after college.
Work Placement Module
Many college courses now have a work placement module. Find out more here.
Final Year: Look to the Future
You're nearly there! It's time to start thinking about moving on …
Student Unions, Clubs & Societies
Get your social life in order. College life isn't just about study! There are lots of things to do to make your time in college enjoyable.
Other Student Services
Don't forget there are lots of student services in place which can offer help or advice if needed.