“I know that this time in your life may be full of questions and uncertainties. Is university the right choice for me? Should I live at home or move away? How do I manage studying on top of day-to-day living? What support am I entitled to? Will my flatmates understand my situation? And most importantly, how on Earth do I fit all these pyjamas into just one drawer?”
University and Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide is for every chronically ill person considering or preparing for higher education. A chatty and informative resource, the book goes far beyond your typical standardised advice on academics, and encompasses all aspects of student life: socialising, independent living, managing your money, and what to do when things go wrong.
Written by disabled graduate Pippa Stacey, this survival guide is sincere and realistic about the challenges of studying with a fluctuating health condition, yet empowers future students to make informed decisions and to really get the most out of their own time at university.
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★★★★★ – “Pippa’s guide has really helped me through my first year at university. The freshers’ week section was a lifesaver, especially the conversation starters, alternative events to going clubbing, and the heads up about freshers’ flu (which is actually a thing, much to my dismay). I also frequently find myself returning to the day-to-day living section when I’m finding things particularly hard, and I love the personal anecdotes from real people with disabilities sharing their experiences and advice.” – Emma Baker
Pay It Forward Scheme
If you would like to support this initiative but do not need a copy of University And Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide yourself, you can donate a copy via my Pay It Forward scheme. Simply purchase the book via this page, filling in your own details, and leave a note for me when you check-out, making clear that you would like the copy to be donated rather than shipped to you (e.g. ‘this is for the Pay It Forward scheme!’). I will then personally make sure the copy you have purchased is donated and shipped to a school, college, or library where it will be used and appreciated. If you have any questions about this scheme, drop me a message at [email protected]!
★★★★★ – “The most comprehensive guide available – covers everything from applying to getting through the course to saving energy on cooking and cleaning. It touched upon many aspects of the process that I had not even considered. I know that I’ll come back to this book many times during my degree. Strongly recommended to any chronically ill person who is applying to uni or already there.” – Sophie, Goodreads Review
- Publisher: Daisa & Co
- ISBN: 978-1-9162251-2-1
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208
- Dimensions: 198 x 129mm
- Reading Age: YA/ Adult
- Illustrated by Hannah Ensor of Stickman Communications
This book was produced using UK-based printers and ethically sourced paper, by Daisa & Co, a publishing house committed to eco-friendly practice, supporting small businesses and independent booksellers, and looking after the wellbeing of all staff by encouraging a mindful work-life balance.
Paperback books ordered through my blog are packaged using DS Smith’s inclusive packaging solutions, designed to be easier to open for those with muscle, joint and grip issues.
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University And Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide is now available for purchase worldwide! Although many elements of the book are transferrable and relatable for people in various geographical locations, please note that this book was written based on the higher education system in the UK.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support. Don’t forget to share your copy and join in the conversation using the hashtag #ChronicStudying!
Where To Next?
- The Story Behind University And Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide
- University And Chronic Illness – Your Questions Answered (Video)
- Connections And Contacts For Disabled Students
- Becoming A Chronically Ill Freelancer
- Life With Chronic Illness (Blog Posts)