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Higher and further education

Higher and further education

The symptoms of M.E. can make studying challenging. Students may find it hard to concentrate for long periods of time and may need to take frequent breaks. Your support and understanding will be invaluable in helping your students manage the limitations imposed by this complex condition.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against students of any age with a disability, including a long-term condition such as M.E. This means that reasonable adjustments should be made to accommodate students with M.E. in all education provision, from learning and assessment to student support. Your institution's Disability Office or Student Support Service should be able to provide information and advice about this.

We have listed some potentially useful organisations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on our Useful contacts page, and produced an M.E. and higher education factsheet detailing the impact of M.E. and what support can be put in place.

You can also read about the experiences of students with M.E. on our student page, or get in touch for information and support for you or your students.