Hi, and welcome to the Queen Mary Neurodivergent Society!
As a new society on campus, we have 3 main functions:
- To provide a safe space for neurodiverse people to come and relax, and interact with other neurodiverse people.
- To provide educative sessions about different forms of neurodiversity, their misconceptions, and how we cope with them.
- To provide career development opportunities to our neurodiverse community, and provide access to networking opportunities with people in all kinds of industries.
Whether it be through weekly socials, biweekly educative sessions and career sessions, external speakers, or conferences, we really hope you'll find a place for you in our society!
We have a WhatsApp Group chat that is used regularly both for general conversation and to discuss neurodivergence. If you would like to join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you would like to join with your name and phone number.
What is Neurodivergence:
"The term “neurodivergent” describes people whose brain differences affect how their brain works". This will refer to various neurodevelopmental conditions such as:
We encourage anyone with or without those conditions to join our society. This is because we want to build a strong neurodivergent community where they feel supported but also encourage greater awareness for those without those conditions to learn how to support their close ones.
Do I have to be a QM Student to Join?
Everyone is welcome, whether they are a student, alumni or completely unrelated and out of the country.
Do I have to have a membership to participate in events?
No, we encourage participation regardless of memberships. However, we would greatly appreciate the support as all the money goes to the organisation of events and providing resources to our members such as fidget toys and educational books on neurodivergence.
What is the difference between associate and student membership?
Associate members are for non-QM students and the normal membership is for current QM students.
- Neurodivergence and Law Conference at Ropes & Gray (US law firm)
- ADHD Session with Leanne Maskell (ADHD Coach, QM Alumni and Author of ADHD A to Z)
- Psychology Behind Neurodivergence with Giorgia Michelini (Lecturer at QMUL)
I want to partner/collab/seek volunteers for a study, who do I contact?
Please email all requests to email@example.com
We ask you kindly to not share any research forms on the chat to create a safer environment for neurodivergents without feeling like test subjects. All research forms will be approved by the committee and shared with all current members through email. It is then up to the members to decide whether they would like to participate.