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Learning disability impacting (posotively) on UCAS application.

Hello, I'm a student with diagnosed autism, attention defecit disorder and I recieve pip as a result of this. Can I recieve contextual offers because of this ? Also, I achieved quite mediocre grades at gcse (lowest being a 5 in eng lang and a 4 in geography the rest are higher than that) so would universities perhaps excuse those results due to my learning disability ( I have A* predicted for all my A-levels) ?
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Original post by Tommy_123
Hello, I'm a student with diagnosed autism, attention defecit disorder and I recieve pip as a result of this. Can I recieve contextual offers because of this ? Also, I achieved quite mediocre grades at gcse (lowest being a 5 in eng lang and a 4 in geography the rest are higher than that) so would universities perhaps excuse those results due to my learning disability ( I have A* predicted for all my A-levels) ?

depends on the course you are doing in regarding to the GCSE grades but for A levels you can get a contextual offer. They might reduce the offer if you meet the widening participation criteria. I don't think unis can discriminate on disability.
Contextual offers are about 'widening participation' amongst certain groups and offers are made using criteria such as home postcode, school, FSM, in-care, refugees etc.

There are Unis that are more 'friendly' to those with Autism - such as Bath - Autism & Uni Toolkit University of Bath (autism-uni.org)

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