University & How to Survive by Emily Bailey


This comprehensive guide to surviving at university has been written by Emily Bailey and is based on her own experiences and uses her own photographs.

“Emily Bailey recently started university and M.E. impacts every aspect of her study: She has had to have lecture rooms moved as they were inaccessible, has campaigned for a Quiet Hour at the on-campus shop and is in frequent dialogue with Student Support over how her study can be made to work with her M.E…

“When I began the process of applying to university it felt like a Herculean task. How was I going to ensure I picked a university with a supportive environment? What if the course I was interested in had too many contact hours for me to cope with?

“How would I manage the personal care aspects of living alone, when at home I depended so much on the help of my mum? What universities would even accept me with only three GCSEs and two A-Levels?

“These questions seemed an insurmountable barrier between me and a degree. However, the further along the application process that I went, the more support I found was available for disabled students attending university…”

Telephone Helpline

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this leaflet is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.


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