It is very likely that several students in your university or college will suffer from Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, known collectively as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. IBD affects at least one in 250 people in the UK population, and it is quite common for these illnesses to start in late teens and early adulthood.
IBD can make student life more demanding, and some students with IBD may need additional support and encouragement to help them achieve their full potential. This information sheet is intended to help those involved with supporting students to have a better understanding of some of the possible effects of IBD. It also looks at the areas in which help may be most beneficial.