Canterbury Christ Church University has kindly agreed to take part in a project we are currently undertaking in collaboration with the National Union of Students and funded by the James Lewis Foundation.
Young Epilepsy wants to develop a better understanding of the concerns and issues that can impact on young people with epilepsy as they study at university, as well as the support that is currently available to them. In addition to improving our understanding, we hope to develop a model for epilepsy support at university with help from students and universities from across the UK. In order to do this I hope to speak to students with epilepsy to find out about their experiences of university.
Young Epilepsy is a national charity working to support young people with epilepsy throughout the UK. We are currently undertaking a project in collaboration with the National Union of Students, to develop a better understanding of the concerns and issues that can impact on young people with epilepsy as they study at university.
We also want to know more about what support young people with epilepsy want and need to make the most of their time at university. It is important for us to establish what help is currently available and where there is room for improvement.
Over the coming months – from September to December 2012 – we are looking for young people with epilepsy studying at UK universities who would be willing to talk to us about their experiences. Interviews would take no more than an hour and would be at a time and place that is convenient for participants.
We will use the findings from our project to develop better support services for young people with epilepsy studying at university.
If you would like to register your interest in the project or would like to find out a bit more, please contact –
University Development Manager, Young Epilepsy
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