Freshers’ Week does not have to be daunting. Jacob ‘Jake’ Durn tells us how he navigated through his first few weeks at Falmouth University and ended up with experiences and friends to cherish.Full article
Ben Rowsome, a Physics student in Trinity College, shares his observations on the first year of college, from Fresher’s Week to end of year exams.
Autistic people are often stereotyped as being male and exclusively interested in science. Our latest interviewee is strongly drawn toward Christian Theology as her special interest. Speaking to her was an refreshing remember of the diverse nature of the autism spectrum.Full article
Fiona is a graduate of Law and German in Trinity College Dublin. She one of many who received an autism diagnosis adulthood while studying in Trinity. She now works in the field of language and also works as a stand-up comedian. I interviewed her about her journey from education to employment.
Harry O’Brien is a third year student of Management Science and Information Systems Studies (MSISS). He reflects on societies, getting to grips with coursework, and surviving in Halls of Residence.
Ian Lynam is an English and Classics graduate who has worked as a journalist, TEFL teacher, civil servant and now digital marketing officer. He graduated in 2016 and then completed a masters in the University of Edinburgh. He currently works as an intern with the Disability Service.
My name is Seán Maguire and I am currently a student at Trinity College Dublin studying applied Biomedical Science in the field of Human Health and Disease, and I have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.Full article
Broadcast Media student Kathleen McDermott from the University of Brighton has put together three videos intended to help other autistic students cope at University. She draws from her own experience of studying for three years and uses the vlogs to teach others how to be organised, how to cope when getting confused and what to do when writing a dissertation.Full article
We spoke to Fern during her final year as an undergraduate Politics student in the UK. We asked her how she feels about disclosing her autism to the university and to fellow students.Full article
Penny shares her worries about being in a university library and some thoughts on how libraries can be designed to reduce anxieties in autistic students.Full article