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I want to work with people who have special needs and learning disabilities (autism, dyslexia, ADHD etc.) but am unsure on what course to take and which uni to go to.

I am not just looking for a uni because of the course but at the university specifically too.

I am an introverted shy person and so I am looking for a uni which has a great atmosphere, not too big and with lots of clubs and groups to joint to bring me out of my comfort zone.

any ideas?
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I want to work with people who have special needs and learning disabilities (autism, dyslexia, ADHD etc.) but am unsure on what course to take and which uni to go to.

I am not just looking for a uni because of the course but at the university specifically too.

I am an introverted shy person and so I am looking for a uni which has a great atmosphere, not too big and with lots of clubs and groups to joint to bring me out of my comfort zone.

any ideas?
I dont really know much about this industry and what are the best paths to take. But i'm guessing some kind of specialist nursing qualification, and if so i don't think you need to go to Uni for this type of job.

Or you could do teaching/education for special needs children again i'm not sure of the qualifications or best training route.
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(Original post by tvshowaddict2112)
I want to work with people who have special needs and learning disabilities (autism, dyslexia, ADHD etc.) but am unsure on what course to take and which uni to go to.

I am not just looking for a uni because of the course but at the university specifically too.

I am an introverted shy person and so I am looking for a uni which has a great atmosphere, not too big and with lots of clubs and groups to joint to bring me out of my comfort zone.

any ideas?
You don't necessarily have to go to university to work with people with learning disabilities, but it really depends on what role you'd like to do. Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, and social workers to name a few all require a degree. Allied health courses like these aren't offered at all universities either, so that will narrow down your choice of where you can study if you choose of those.
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Hey tvshowaddict2112

At Liverpool Hope we offer a Special Educational Needs combined honours course. This can be combined with subjects such as Education, Early Childhood, Social Care and many more! Click here to learn more about the course we offer and it's combination subjects!

In addition to this, here at Liverpool Hope we pride ourselves on being a smaller than average university, we are campus based so it's very unlikely that you will ever feel lost here. Our smaller size also allows you to create much more personal and meaningful relationships with your tutors and peers. And for someone who considers themselves to be shy, our warm and welcoming atmosphere might actually be the perfect environment for you! :smartass:

In terms of clubs and groups, we have a range of societies and sports clubs which are ran alongside the Student's Union (click here for more info). And if you can't find something that you like, it's actually really easy to set up your own society and the Student's Union will help you along the way! I set up my own society in my second year and it was really rewarding!! :clap2:

Hope this has helped you out and maybe I will see you around campus!

My main piece of advice would be to visit some universities on their open days, that way you can get a feel for the place and see if it is somewhere you could imagine yourself going! It's always good to go to a few so you can compare what you liked and didn't like!

Best of luck,

Mia :wavey:
(Original post by tvshowaddict2112)
I want to work with people who have special needs and learning disabilities (autism, dyslexia, ADHD etc.) but am unsure on what course to take and which uni to go to.

I am not just looking for a uni because of the course but at the university specifically too.

I am an introverted shy person and so I am looking for a uni which has a great atmosphere, not too big and with lots of clubs and groups to joint to bring me out of my comfort zone.

any ideas?
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Hey,

I can't help with the first thing, but regarding the second: universities all have lots of societies and nearby clubs. I've found that out by going from Hallam to Leeds (not changing Uni, but travelling there to meet my friends) and it's pretty much the same nightlife.

I imagine colleges, cities, anything will have the same kind of vibe, whatever you choose in the end.

Best of luck to you
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