In this post, I will be outlining some of the challenges facing students who begin their university careers with undiagnosed neurodiverse conditions. I hope that this will help students to recognise whether they may have such a condition, and encourage them to seek appropriate support.
As this year’s freshers contemplate their return to university following the Christmas break, most will have settled into university life well. They will be coping with the demands of living independently, making friends, and keeping up with their work. A particular group of students will be struggling, however, and the reason for this is that they have undiagnosed neurodiverse conditions.