This toolkit is the result of a collaboration between the Autism Centre for Research on Employment at the University of Portsmouth and Autism&Uni at Leeds Beckett University

What is special about this toolkit?

This Autism toolkit is not merely just informational, it's a toolkit to help you make the most of your time at University. It's based on the following principles:

  • Less is more: We have selected and summarised, from the generic student toolkit, the most relevant information for you
  • Empowerment: We list questions you may want to ask yourself to help you take control and make the most of the resources available
  • Support: We give you useful tips and links to find out more about each topic
  • Participatory design: This toolkit is the result of a close collaboration between researchers, professionals and undergraduate students on the Autism Spectrum

The full Autism&Uni toolkit also includes information about relevant facilities, people, services and buildings at a specific university. To find out whether your university has adopted the toolkit or to enquire about adopting it, contact

The links below give you useful information organised according to relevant topics. This information is useful once you've arrived, but also gives you an idea of what university life is like and what to expect.

Preparing for arrival | Autism toolkit

Learn more about preparing for your arrival to university - from accommodation to study to finances. Read now in our autism toolkit.

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The first few weeks | Autism toolkit

If you're an autistic student, find out what to expect for your first year at uni. Learn about meeting people, healthy living, finances and more.

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The links below give you useful information organised chronologically, from the moment you start preparing for University until you arrive. This information is based on what our students have told us they would have liked to know.

Studying tips | Autism toolkit

Get top studying tips from autistic students and learn what resources are available for you. Read now.

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Teaching and learning

Learn more about what to expect in lectures, labs, seminars, and more once you get to university.

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Wellbeing | Autism Toolkit

Learn how to maintain your health and wellbeing while at university, from reducing stress to cooking well, as an autistic student. Read now.

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We would really value any feedback on this toolkit to help us to improve it.

If you would like to provide feedback on anything relating to the toolkit, you can do so on this google form.

This toolkit is an adaptation of the Autism&Uni project led by Marc Fabri from Leeds Beckett University, under license CC BY 4.0. The original Autism&Uni project was funded with support from the European Commission with partners in the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain. For more information about this project please visit the Autism&Uni website.