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Listening Rooms: Neurodiversity Project


Listening Rooms is an initiative of the Student Experience, Teaching and Learning (SETL) team at Sheffield Hallam University. It works by recording a conversation between two friends. Participants are given a set of prompt cards to discuss with one another. The conversation is expected to last around 60 minutes. It is then transcribed and anonymised before being analysed via Round Table Analysis to review what is working and what is not. Based on the findings of the analysis, recommendations are presented.

The Neurodiversity Project

The Neurodiversity Project is one of the Listening Rooms Projects. It aims to promote a more inclusive university environment by asking neurodivergent students to share their experiences with their friends in a safe environment.

Neurodivergence includes ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, Asperger’s, epilepsy, OCD, bipolar and more… Participants do not need to disclose their neurodivergence to SHU or more widely. They also do not need to have an official diagnosis. They can be self-diagnosed. All the information that will be collected will be confidential, and all names will be removed before analysis.

If you would like to participate, please email with reference LRND22STUDENT, and a member from our team will get in touch with you. 

You and your friend will each receive a £20 voucher for participation.

How Do I Participate?

Four Steps for Participating: 1. Ask a friend or a family member to be your listening room partner. 2. Email with reference LRND22STUDENT. 3. A member of team with reply to arrange a suitable time 4. You will receive six themes with three sub questions each to guide your conversation.

If you have any concerns regarding taking part, please email Your email will be treated with utmost confidentiality.