Last reply 2 years ago

I recently transferred university studies from OU (sitting at home and working in my own time) to University of Nottingham (Timetabled and fairly intense).
I told myself that since I live about 2 miles from the uni, I’d be ok.
However I didn’t factor in the fact that I have MS. As a result my studies have, since October, been shoddy.
I did put myself on the ‘disability’ radar and they have been helpful, but now it’s exam and essay time and, although arrangements have been made for my exams, I have struggled to complete the essays.
What is particularly bothering me is that during the term I tried to make things as easy as possible but nonetheless I came home knackered and didn’t feel inclinrd to study.
Also, I didn’t get a note-taker until later in the term so the notes I took early on are brief and illegible.
Is it exploitative to wave the disability flag, blaming MS for my poor performance, and ask for clemency?


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2 years ago

You wave that flag mate

one thing I have learned is nobody without MS understands MS, you’ve been working really hard to achieve somethingdespite it, so if a bit of flag waving is going to level the playing field do it,

Don’t make my ten year mistake of trying to hide MS & become unhappy, MS uses you – you use MS back (oh & s*d what other non MS say / think, wave away


2 years ago

@oskar , we’ve been dealt a bum-hand, so you play it the best way you can. 😉

2 years ago

@oskar, you need to start behaving like an 18-year old! You can bet your bottom dollar that if a new teenage student had an issue, they wouldn’t hesitate in asking for – indeed DEMANDING AS THEIR ENTITLEMENT – any help going.

2 years ago

Thank you all for your encouragement. Flag waving I will do! 🙂

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