UCAS – I chose to disclose

20 October 2016

UCAS, is running a campaign designed to encourage disabled sixth form and college students that are interested in going to uni, why they should declare their disability when applying through UCAS.

And who better to explain the benefits than those who’ve been there and done that!  

What we need

We’d like you to make a short (1-2 minute) video telling us about your experiences as a disabled student at University.

We want you to talk about the support you get, so that future students know that disclosing disability information doesn’t prejudice their application, but actually helps universities and colleges get them the support they need early on.

We want to hear your story about how you’ve managed to overcome any (real or perceived) difficulties in getting to university, and how you’re now thriving as a student!

Production values aren’t a big deal – passion and creativity are. If you want to talk face-on to the camera/phone, that’s fine. Want to do something entirely unique at the same time as talking? That’s great too.

One thing we want you to do is to hold up a sign at the end of your video – it needn’t be anything fancy, maybe just a piece of paper (unless you want to make something fancy!) – with #DeclareYourDisability clearly visible on it (it’ll help us spread the word on social media).

When you’re done, you can easily send it to us using WeTransfer. Just upload your video, enter our video production manager’s email address – P.MacMahon@ucas.ac.uk in the ‘friend’s email’ box, and press send!

We really look forward to seeing what you come up with!


About the University of Westminster:

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We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

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