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One third of all enquiries to the University of Copenhagen's student ambassador come from students with disabilities.
A determined medical student with a visual impairment may have paved the way for others to be able to use magnifying software on their computers at digital exams. And UCPH may have avoided a discrimination case at the last moment.
Michelle Jensen managed, despite her mental disability, to go through the first year of her agricultural economics studies in the prescribed time. Yet she fears she may be forced to drop out if she now applies for dispensation for a delay. After the Study Progress Reform, Danish universities do not often give students with disabilities extra time to complete the studies, as this would set off financial penalties.
The University Post spoke with three students who all live with a chronic illness. These are their stories