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Neurodiversity online workshop – 30 March

Staff are warmly invited to take part in a free online event on ‘Understanding, Accepting, & Embracing Neurodivergent Ways of Experiencing the World’, which will also cover what support is currently offered to Kent students. It’s a free online event from 12.00 – 13.30 on Tuesday 30 March, bookable via Eventbrite.

We are all part of the neurodiversity of humanity, where everyone experiences the world in different ways. In this short online workshop, Dr Chloe Farahar will work with you to discuss the challenges and strengths of being neurodivergent (e.g., Autistic; attention differences; anxiety; etc.); how autistic students’ strengths can make them great university students; and how the University of Kent has dedicated support for the challenges neurodivergent students face in education.

Session overview:

  • What is neurodiversity and what kinds of neurodivergence are there?
  • Life in labels (trigger warning for non-detailed mention of suicidal thoughts).
  • A rose by any other name would smell of…stigma (the importance of language).
  • Challenges and strengths of being neurodivergent.
  • Being Autistic at university and the support offered at Kent: Q & A ask questions about university life.

You can attend the workshop in a way that suits you, so you can say as little as you like, use the chat function only, or just attend – all modes of participation are welcome.

If you have any queries about this event or support for autistic students at Kent in general, please email

Natalia Crisanti | Student Support and Wellbeing, Student Services