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5 Ways to Maximise Your Time at University

By | December 3rd, 2015|Listmania, News and Views, Student Life|

  University can be a daunting experience, if like me when you enter the building you experience a great rush of energies; teachers grabbing their morning cappuccinos, students running to the library to print out coursework [...]

Thoughts on Dyslexia | Beating the Blues

By | November 19th, 2015|Help and Advice, Videos|

Apart from all the difficulties with processing, feeling down or feelings of low self-esteem can be part of the Dyslexic experience. In this video Miranda Banks, from Excel in Exams, shares techniques she's developed to deal [...]

Why a Neurodiverse Workforce Can Improve Your Management Skills

By | October 27th, 2015|Help and Advice, Working Life|

A few years ago, I recruited a Finance Assistant through a scheme run by the BBC, which was aimed specifically for people with a disability. If someone had asked me at the time, how I intended [...]

5 Things to Consider When Managing Someone with Autism

By | October 20th, 2015|Listmania, Working Life|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Last weeks we heard from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s Extend Scheme, talk about [...]

Five Useful Coping Strategies for those with Autism

By | October 15th, 2015|Help and Advice, Listmania|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Over the next few weeks we will hear from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s [...]

Top 5 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Apps And Software

By | September 10th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Listmania|

When producing written work there are now more ways than ever to cut down on the amount we actually need to type. Meaning we can spend more time getting our wonderful thoughts written down rather than [...]

Lego and Learning: What We Can Learn From Plastic Bricks?

By | September 8th, 2015|News and Views|

Many see Lego as a toy rather than a tool for life long learning. James Child reveals all. No matter your age, race, religion or background, strangely one thing that seems to unite us all, is [...]

How Dyslexia Drives Success in Entrepreneurs

By | September 3rd, 2015|Working Life|

People are shocked when I tell them that the number of books I've read cover-to-cover can be counted on my fingers. After been diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 10, I felt hindered and frustrated [...]

Question Corner #5: Designer Needs Help with Writing

By | August 20th, 2015|Help and Advice, Working Life|

Dear Question Corner, I need some help when it comes to writing I find it really difficult because I am not good with reading, spelling and grammar. For two weeks I’ve been working as a designer [...]

Top 5 alternatives to university

By | August 17th, 2015|Listmania, News and Views|

If you didn't quite get the grades you were hoping for it's easy to get consumed with thoughts of, 'my life is over' and 'I will never amount to anything.' It's important to remember that life [...]

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