The Anaphylaxis Campaign’s University Campaign aims to raise awareness with colleges and universities to the challenges students with severe allergy face in respect of;
- Meeting their own health needs and carrying 2 Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAI’s)
- Eating at university events,
- Eating out in their university town
- Living in shared university accommodation
The Anaphylaxis Campaign have identified that 16-24-year old’s are in a high-risk group when it comes to managing their allergies. Having had parents to support them manage their allergies they now face having to do this alone. Students are often reluctant to share information about their allergies; they often resist carrying their AAI’s and may experiment with foods they are allergic to. Even with Freshers week and social events being virtual this year, these events can still place additional pressures for the severely allergic student.
Starting university can be a daunting time for anyone, but especially for someone who has severe allergies. The Anaphylaxis Campaign have produced a poster that can be displayed in your restaurant/catering facility to ensure that allergic students ask the questions to help ensure they are eating food that is safe for them.
The Anaphylaxis Campaign have also developed a booklet to help support allergic students which includes advice on preparing for university, information on eating out, our adult allergy action plan and general tips on managing their allergies throughout university.
Download your complimentary booklet here - https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/campaigning/allergies-at-university/
If you want to develop your knowledge about Anaphylaxis why not undertake one of our free AllergyWise courses. They can be found on the link below.
You can contact our helpline and information team at [email protected] or call 01252 542 029 for support between Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Our website can be found here - https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/