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    Hi guys,
    I have moderate/severe asthma, I've had to take time off work because of it, and have a high dose brown inhaler that I take twice a day (although even then I will sometimes have to take my reliever, especially if people are spraying things!) I was just wondering if this is something I should declare on my UCAS application, as I worry that I might have to miss lectures etc. because of it? Especially around April-June when my hay fever makes it worse, and this is exam time, so I definitely don't want to miss exams because of it either!
    Thanks in advance!!!
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    (Original post by Nat.C30)
    Hi guys,
    I have moderate/severe asthma, I've had to take time off work because of it, and have a high dose brown inhaler that I take twice a day (although even then I will sometimes have to take my reliever, especially if people are spraying things!) I was just wondering if this is something I should declare on my UCAS application, as I worry that I might have to miss lectures etc. because of it? Especially around April-June when my hay fever makes it worse, and this is exam time, so I definitely don't want to miss exams because of it either!
    Thanks in advance!!!
    It's not technically a disability in ucas eyes and its not something the university can really help you with so I'd go for no. What i would suggest is get yourself registered with your uni gp pretty quickly so you dont have worry about getting your inhalers on your repeat and make an appointment with you new asthma nurse. If you feel that it could be better controlled than it is then take advantage of having another opinion and see if there's any other inhalers or antihistamines that you haven't tried yet (my uni asthma nurse, after 15 years of being on one inhaler immediately told me i needed to try something different and it made the world of difference).
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    (Original post by Nat.C30)
    Hi guys,
    I have moderate/severe asthma, I've had to take time off work because of it, and have a high dose brown inhaler that I take twice a day (although even then I will sometimes have to take my reliever, especially if people are spraying things!) I was just wondering if this is something I should declare on my UCAS application, as I worry that I might have to miss lectures etc. because of it? Especially around April-June when my hay fever makes it worse, and this is exam time, so I definitely don't want to miss exams because of it either!
    Thanks in advance!!!
    I've started my UCAS application and theres a section for medical issues (I've had to declare depression and anxiety), this is just so they can provide additional support when you get to the uni. The unis only see this bit after they've offered you a place so it won't affect your application, they might be able to give extra assistance for missed lectures and stuff though so it's definitely worth declaring it.
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    Let your department know when you get to uni as there may be things you need to do. At my uni we have to apply to get permission to take medication into an exam for example
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    I don't think you need to declare this on ucas necessarily, but you should let the university know. It won't affect your application, but they may want it on your record- which can be done once you start attending.
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    thanks everyone! I'll leave it off my UCAS application, but I'll definitely let my university know when I start next year!
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