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Students with ADHD are often very intelligent, creative, innovative and hard-working individuals but
struggle to stay in University and complete their degrees due to not getting the support that they need. This is primarily due to a lack of understanding of their unique brain wiring.
Due to ADHD challenges of hyperactivity, impulsivity, distractibility, emotional dysregulation and executive function impairment, despite their best efforts (which are often misconstrued), these students constantly fail to meet expectations, including their own. Not unsurprisingly, these students quickly become frustrated and give up, dropping out of University.
Here are the some of the most common ADHD challenges that students with ADHD struggle with on a daily basis that adversely affect performance:
- Lack of Sleep
- Managing Expectations and Time Blindness
- Issues with Clutter
- Lack of Structure
- Inability to Set Clear Boundaries
- Not Disclosing their ADHD Due to Stigma
- Low Self-Esteem and Sensitivity to Rejection
The ADHD Advocate can help ADHD students understand their abilities and how they relate to their course of study and eventual career. We focus on what they can do themselves to improve their results and maximise their potential, as well as providing advice on adjustments.
Watch our useful webinar on succeeding at university with ADHD below:
We offer a variety of services for university students with ADHD...
One-to-One ADHD Coaching
At The ADHD Advocate, we provide coaching to many students with ADHD, helping them identify and plot out their steps to success, and feel in control and ready for what lies ahead. Coaching sessions are used to create and implement structures and supports that will minimise their ADHD challenges and allow them to stay in University, complete their degrees and thrive.
When it comes to study strategies we "make the invisible visible, the intangible tangible and the inaccessible accessible." Most importantly we make it relevant and appealing to their interest-based nervous systems.
Download our university student handbook which contains:
- Information on our University Student Coaching Programme
- Tips for understanding your ADHD at university
- Recommended study aids for ADHD
Book Your Free Introductory Call Today
In your introductory call we can find out more about what you’re looking for from ADHD Coaching, and we can tell you about our methodology.
We will be able to provide you with quotes during the call, based on which coaches and/or packages are best suited for you.
Disability Student Allowance
ADHD Coaching can often be covered by Disability Student Allowance as part of the “non-medical helper allowance”, as it constitutes specialist study skills support. Find out more here.
Emotional wellbeing and mindset are crucial to succeeding at university. At The ADHD Advocate, we have found with our students, that to get in the right mindset, they need to understand and accept their ADHD and embrace the strengths of this unique brain wiring. In the right situations, ADHD can be a superpower. After all, ADHD is situationally variable.
Unfortunately, the delivery of education and mode of assessment (weighted heavily on the results of exams and dissertations) is not exactly ADHD friendly.
We are partnered with the ADHD Unlocked Membership Community which provides support for adults with ADHD.
University students with ADHD often feel quite isolated on campus as they don't tend to know many, or any other, people with ADHD. This can mean students with ADHD take longer to accept and embrace their ADHD because they tend to doubt the diagnosis, dismissing it as a convenient explanation for what they view as their "character flaws". Hearing other students in ADHD Unlocked share their ADHD experiences in the weekly member meet ups brings students a sense of relief and hope, increasing confidence and productivity.
In addition to support from the community, ADHD Unlocked provides university students with almost daily ADHD education to keep key lessons in sight and in mind. There are also weekly "smash it" procrastination buster sessions every Wednesday during which students can get online with other members and complete their administrative tasks, declutter their desk, make a revision plan or even get started on their dissertations.
ADHD Unlocked provides:
1. live weekly:
- member meet ups facilitated by ADHD Unlocked hosts
- webinars on an aspect of ADHD (e.g decision making, rejection sensitive dysphoria etc)
- procrastination buster “smash it” sessions (to get outstanding admin/tasks done)
2. regular topic emails straight to students' inboxes to keep key lessons in sight and in mind
3. a members portal for each student where they can access from their mobiles the live sessions, recordings of webinars, topic summaries. topic quizzes to test their knowledge and resources such as daily checklists and visual prompts for key strategies.
Becoming a member
6 Months of ADHD Unlocked Membership for £1 is included in a number of our coaching packages, and is the perfect supplement to 1:1 ADHD Coaching as it not only educates students about their ADHD, but it provides a support network at their fingertips and increases accountability, keeping students focused, motivated and productive in between coaching sessions.
Click here to browse our coaches and book your free introductory call today. Our coaches will be able to advise you on our package options and using ADHD Unlocked alongside coaching.
ADHD Unlocked Membership can also can be purchased separate to coaching as an affordable option for ADHD support at university.