Dr Beth Sennett explores how we can better support neurodivergent students
16 March 2023
Learning designer and specialist study skills tutor Dr Beth Sennett is raising awareness of ADHD, and how higher education institutions can better support neurodivergent students.
Dr Beth Sennett, Falmouth University learning designer and specialist study skills tutor, is passionate about contributing to conversations about ADHD – addressing the stereotypes, stigmas and challenges of the condition.
As part of Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023, Beth spoke to Wonkhe, Advance HE and Euronews about her own experiences with ADHD, the underdiagnosis of women with the condition and how transformative pedagogies can empower all neurodivergent students to identify and initiate changes within the system.
Beth has also been working closely with the MA Education (Online) team, including running some workshops with course leader Esther Cummins to embed pedagogy that empowers all students, including those who are neurodivergent.
Hear Beth's expert insights by reading the stories from Wonkhe, Advance HE and Euronews, below.
Wonkhe: How HE forces neurodivergent people to adapt
Beth Sennett explains the ways in which higher education forces neurodivergent colleagues to mask their true selves.
Advance HE: Not yours to fix
Beth Sennett discusses transforming the university experience for neurodivergent students.
Euronews: Why is ADHD so underdiagnosed in females?
Euronews Culture spoke to ADHD expert Dr Beth Sennett of Falmouth University, who has the condition and studies it.