Students with IBD: a guide for students

Planning to go to university or college can be an exciting but daunting time for anyone. If you have Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis you are likely to face additional challenges and have more concerns and questions.

This guide sets out to answer some of those questions, and to give you some tips and suggestions based on professional advice and also on the experiences of other students with Crohn's or Colitis.

What general help and support can universities offer?
Do I have to tell them that I have IBD?
How do I find out what support I might get?
Is there extra financial help?
How do I get suitable accomodation?
What about getting medical help?
Should I tell my university/college department?
What should I say?
What about course work deadlines?
Can I get help to cope with exams?
What about telling other students?
What about sex and relationships?
I feel anxious and stressed. Is there somewhere I can go for support?
What other support is there at college or universitiy?
And finaly...
Help and support from Crohn's & Colitis UK
Other organisations
How we write our information

Last reviewed: November 2016