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Neurodiversity and the Student Experience

Neurodiversity (Specific Learning Differences) and the Student Learning Experience

Led by Jagjeet Jutley-Neilson this WIHEA learning circle aims to bring together academics that are interested in exploring the Learning Experience of Students who identify as having Specific Learning Differences/Neurodivergent.

Neurodiversity or Specific learning differences is a term that is commonly used to describe people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including Asperger’s, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD(H)D); co-occurrence amongst these is also common.

The aims of this learning circle are to explore:

  • What is the Learning Experience of students who identify as being Neurodivergent (Specific Learning Differences) at Warwick (e.g. transition, curriculum, student opportunity, wellbeing, SU and wider student experience)?
  • Explore existing literature (e.g. terminology, lived experiences)
  • How do we support Neurodivergent (Specific Learning Differences) students once they are here and post two years after graduation (student cycle)?
  • What are Staff experiences and approaches to teaching inclusively; do they feel supported, how do staff design course/modules that are inclusive for all?
  • What are the experiences of staff who teach and identify as Neurodivergent (Specific Learning Differences)?

Support at Warwick

Information for disabled students at Warwick

Neurodiversity and Assessment at Warwick

Support for Specific Disabilities at Warwick

The Disability Taskforce developed the 'Let’s Talk About Disability' campaign in 2020/21 to raise awareness of disability in a positive and inclusive way.

Useful Resources

ASD@Warwick have produced a comprehensive What I Wish You Knew: a guide for staff from autistic students

Warwick Enable Organised What Your Disabled Students Want You to Know Event- You can watch a recording of the first panel event here -please click here.

Lets talk about disability/autism at Warwick

Disability Initiatives at Warwick

Neurodiversity celebration week

Tools for Neurodiversity

Student Experiences of Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Insights from the BRAINHE Project

Guidance: Designing Learning for Autistic and Neurodiverse Students

Invited Talks (PowerPoint slides)

Wellbeing and Neurodiversity 6th Nov 2019 (click here)

RAISE Assessment and Neurodiversity 2nd Sep 2020 (click here)

Dyspraxia UK invited talk to campus 11th March, 2020 (click here)

Student SU Groups at Warwick

Autism at Warwick, a new Students' Union society for autistic students

Warwick Enable

Warwick Enable Buddy Scheme

Terms of Reference - click here

Register of Interest - click here

Calendar of meetings/events


Dr Jag Jutley-Neilson - Circle Lead

Dr Richard Smith

Dr Mairi Macintyre

Kerry Pinny

Dr Isabel Fisher

Dr Ines Molinaro

Dr Helen Nolan

Dr Elisabeth Blagrove

Dr Elena Riva

Dr Claire Rocks

Dr Andrew Brendon-Penn