Neurodiversity Staff Network

The Neurodiversity Staff Network is group of staff who have experience of neurodiversity.

What we do

  • We hold 'Let’s Talk Neurodiversity' sessions once a month. This is an informal space in which to learn more about neurodiversity and share stories and strategies.
  • We hold Neurodiversity Staff Network meetings once a month. These meetings focus on planning future activities, raising awareness, events, and addressing areas of University practice which could be adapted to better suit the needs of neurodiverse staff.

How do I join?

To join the Neurodiversity Staff Network, email

How to contact us

For general enquiries email us at


Co-Chairs: Teresa Patten and Zosia Beckles

Deputy Chairs: Ben Blakemore, Lily Roff and Lucy Armstrong


About neurodivergence

It is estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, meaning that the brain functions, learns and processes information differently (source ACAS). 

Neurodivergence manifests in many forms including autistic spectrum conditions (including Asperger’s Syndrome), ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyspraxia and Tourette’s syndrome. These conditions are not always visible but can result in different needs when it comes to communicating with others.


View our curated set of resources on Trello. 

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