Experiences of Disabled Students

Video series: Live Q&As with students

Summary

Student representatives from the Oxford SU Disabilities Campaign and the Cambridge SU Disabled Students' Campaign answer your questions about their experiences as disabled students at Oxbridge.

Description

⭐Panellists:
Thomas (Physics, Oxford)
Aerin (Law, Oxford)
Anna (Archaeology, Cambridge)
Tiri (Medicine, Oxford)
Lottie (English, Cambridge)
Elia (Natural Sciences, Cambridge)

Timestamps:
00:00:01 - Introduction
00:00:13 - Introduction to InsideUni
00:00:26 - Introduction to event

00:00:52- Introduction to panel members and disabilities campaigns

00:03:15 - Introduction to Section 1: Pre-submitted Questions
00:03:21 – Have you found there is a good community of disabled students and Oxford and Cambridge, and what is this like?
00:04:56 - Are university buildings accessible, and what about other places in Oxford and Cambridge?
00:09:47 - Are lecturers, supervisors and tutors willing to make accessibility arrangements?
00:12:45 - Have you found that you’ve been able to get involved with all aspects of university life, and are university events accessible? (Note: AccessiBall scheme was a new initiative intended to be implemented at many, subsequently cancelled, May Balls this year, but is likely to be in place for future years.)
00:16:29 - Have you participated in sports at a university level? (Oxford Sports Fed - https://www.sport.ox.ac.uk/club-support)
00:20:44 - Does the university provide support for mental health conditions as well as physical?
00:24:07 - Is there any additional financial assistance for disabled students? (Disabled Students’ Allowance - https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-...)
00:27:06 - Are disabled students entitled to specific arrangements for exams?
00:32:57 - Is the application process any different for disabled students, and did you have to disclose your disability?
00:36:03 - Did you worry about applying to Oxford or Cambridge as a disabled student?
00:42:57 - Did your specific needs impact your college choice, and how did you decide which college to apply to?

00:46:49 - Introduction to Section 2: One piece of advice to disabled applicants

00:51:46 – Conclusion/thanks/closing