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University and epilepsy

If you're considering going to university or if you’ve definitely decided that’s what you want to do, you’ll need to think about what this will mean for you in practical terms and about what support you might need, including financial support. Being well prepared will help you to make the most of your time at university. 

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Is university an option?

For most young people considering university, there are lots of things to think about:

  • Do I want to study for another three years (or more!)?
  • What do I want to study?
  • Where do I want to go?
  • Which universities offer my chosen course?
  • Should I live at home (if the university is nearby) or move into student accommodation or a shared house?
  • How will I fund my course?

If you are a young person with epilepsy, you have all these things to think about, with, possibly, added concerns around your epilepsy.

Want to know more?

Download the factsheet How epilepsy can affect learning.

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