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One in seven university applicants have ADHD or autism, report finds

Unite Students calls for more support when neurodiverse students start university and move into halls

One in seven university applicants report having autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as well as higher-than-average levels of anxiety and depression, research has found.

A total of 14 per cent of university applicants say they have autism or ADHD, according to a survey by student-accommodation company Unite Students. Among those students, 52 per cent had experienced depression and 63 per cent had experienced anxiety in the past two years.

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