Page 1: Participant Information Sheet

You are being invited to take part in a research project. Before you decide to participate it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what participation will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Ask me if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part. Thank you for reading this.

The research is being conducted by the researcher Lewis Sturrock who is a student of the University of the Highlands and Islands and is being completed in order to achieve a Masters of Education.

The research is intended to collect the experiences of students with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) who have participated in the Higher Education system. The intention is to identify and attempt to address common barriers in order to make Higher Education achievement more attainable for Autistic Individuals.

The title of the research is "Identifying and describing barriers to achievement in the traditional learning model for students with Austism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education".

Potential partipants have been identified as they frequent forums consistent with both Autism and Higher Education.

The research will be completed by the end of January 2024.

Whilst there are no immediate benefits for those people participating in the project, it is hoped that this work will improve education for others with their condition.

There are no disadvantages foreseen for participants.

By completing this survey you will have fulfilled your full partipation in this research and will not need to be contacted again.

Your participation in this research will remain confidential and all data will be anonymised.

For any questions please contact the researcher Lewis Sturrock at