Join the Disabled Students Group
Are you one of the over 22,000 O U students with a Specific Learning Difficulty or a short or long term health condition?
If the answer to this question is ‘Yes’, then please read on.
As any current or past OU student will tell you, anyone can find themselves struggling at some stage. The cause may be long or short-term health issues or anything unexpected in your normal daily life.
Don’t worry. There’s loads of help and advice within the Open University to get you over those obstacles. Simply asking a question on the many discussion forums might find another student suggesting where help can be accessed. Also, as a first stop, your Student Support Team (S S T) can be contacted via the link on your Student Home Page.
There’s also the O U Students Association Disabled Students’ Group or D S G.
The D S G is at the heart of the Students Association and is regarded as a centre of excellence in its daily work of ‘Students Supporting Students’: which also happens to be the D S G’s unofficial motto.
Through its connection to the OU Students Association Central Executive Committee via Vice President Student Support, the Group can and does lend its support and expertise to any student who needs it.
As you can see from the above, the D S G is one element of many available to you within the OU and the Students Association so why not join us for even more support during your studies.
Here’s the link to our website where you’ll find loads of useful info and details on how to join us. It’s free!