What is it like being deaf at university? There’s no universal experience – but institutions need to do more to accommodate usThe lecture had been going like any other, until I noticed that suddenly it was silent and everyone was staring at me. “Why didn’t you answer my question?” asked the lecturer, with a smile to say he’d caught me out napping. I hadn’t even realised he’d asked a question. I awkwardly began to explain that I wasn’t being lazy. “I didn’t hear what you asked me,” I said apologetically. “I’m deaf.” Related: My degree couldn’t prepare me for the harsh realities of work in law Related: Health or education? The daily dilemmas of a student with sickle cell anaemia Continue reading…

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