Rhona reflects on her experiences as a first year and offers some wise advice to new students.Full article
Advice & Student Stories
2 What it is like to be… a mature student?
Matthew shares some of his thoughts about his experiences as a mature student with autism in UCC and offers some helpful advice for other students.Full article
3 What is it like to be… a postgraduate student?
Cat completed her PhD in 2015 – here she tells us what is is like to be a postgraduate student on the spectrum and shares her advice for other students undertaking postgraduate study.Full article
4 Top Tips from a Disability Advisor
Gavin Deady shares some advice based on his experience supporting autistic students in university.Full article
5 What does it mean to be an independent learner?
Studying at university involves a lot more independent (self) study than in secondary school. Dr Marc Fabri, project lead for Autism&Uni, shares his expectations of students working as independent learners at university.Full article
6 How to reduce anxiety and stress
It is normal to feel anxious when starting something new, like a university course, and everyone feels stress at difficult times of the year like exam periods or when there is a lot happening in their lives. It can sometimes be hard to relax. This activity is about helping you to manage these feelings and includes tips from other autistic students.Full article
7 How to recognize when you need to ask for help
Recognising when you should ask for help is not easy for many people with autism. This is why checking in with your Advisor regularly can be a good idea. They can help you to identify problems and, if they cannot help you solve it, they can help you contact someone who can.Full article
8 Studying remotely in times of social distancing
The article provides practical assistance with studying during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown. It covers mental health and well-being considerations as well as guidance in navigating university systems, services and people you can liaise with. We also offer guidance on prioritising your work, taking into account a healthy work-life balance.Full article