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Call to take part in new survey exploring the impact of Covid-19 on disabled students in higher education

28 May 2021 | Advance HE Survey open to students studying at all levels, including degree apprenticeships, who identify as disabled.

Advance HE is conducting research on behalf of the Disabled Students’ Commission to gather the experiences of disabled students in higher education about the impact of Covid-19.

We would like to hear directly from disabled students currently studying at any level at an England-based higher education provider, to gain a rounded and detailed understanding of the impact of Covid-19. The survey aims to improve our understanding of the barriers faced by disabled students during the pandemic, as well as the lessons learnt that can help to influence and shape policies and support in the future.

The survey covers the following topics:

  • access and transition to higher education
  • your remote learning experience
  • employability 
  • mental health and wellbeing 
  • support from your provider during Covid-19.

The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. You can return to the survey and at any time and all responses are anonymous.

The deadline for completing the survey is 5pm on Friday 11 June 2021.

For more information, please visit the online survey Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on disabled students in higher education


The Disabled Students’ Commission is an independent and strategic group set up to advise, inform and influence higher education providers and sector bodies in England to improve support for disabled students. Advance HE has responsibility for providing secretariat support, as well as overseeing the management, coordination and dissemination of research and other DSC outcomes.

Find out more about the Disabled Students’ Commission

Disability Colloquium: Improving support for disabled staff in higher education on 15 June will offer will offer insights and solutions into supporting students and staff with a disability in HE.

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