The Kent & Medway Progression Federation (KMPF) recently partnered with Go Higher West Yorkshire and UniTasterDays to work collaboratively with student ambassadors (one from each Higher Education Institution in Kent and Medway) to produce a series of 6 episodes sharing their lived experiences as a disabled student in Higher Education.

The One in Five is a university support podcast created by disabled students, for disabled students who are considering university.

In addition to supporting disabled students in making their university decisions, the podcast also supports disabled students currently at university, school and college colleagues, parents, and carers!

It is called the One in Five to represent that one in five people in the UK have a disability, and tens of thousands of students with a disability attend university each year.

All the content you will hear on the podcast is based on the lived experiences of the incredible One in Five student panel – Alice, Dominique, Jessica, Kyle, and Matthew, each with their own story to share.

The podcast discusses the following topics over six episodes:

  • How the students identify with their disabilities
  • Their journey having been diagnosed with a disability
  • The support available at university for students with a disability
  • A guide to university events and how the students made their university decisions
  • How disabled students can ensure they get the university experience they deserve
  • What the future holds for disabled students accessing university – including a guest appearance from UCAS.

For more information and to access the podcasts, please click the link here.

Lucy King

16 Apr 2024

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