Accessibility on the Penryn Campus

Most areas of the campuses are accessible to all students. Corridors are wide and the refectory (The Stannary) has flexible seating to allow for wheelchair users. There are numerous toilet facilities and lifts for students with disabilities.

Car parking

Car parking has been extended, and we are able to provide reserved parking bays for students with disabilities.

Confidentiality and Data Protection

The Accessibility and Dyslexia Service operates a confidentiality policy, and no third party will be informed of your circumstances or given any personal information without your permission. The Data Protection Act (1998) requires us to observe new legal provisions to safeguard your rights and data relating to you. The Act requires us to inform you what personal data is collected and the purpose for which it is collected. You will be asked to sign a consent form in order that we may collect, store and, in some circumstances, share information about you. You may choose to limit disclosure of this information at the time of signing this form. If you have any concerns regarding confidentiality, please contact a member of the Accessibility and Dyslexia Service who will be happy to discuss them with you.

Accessibility and Dyslexia Service

The Accessibility and Dyslexia Service provides help, support and advocacy for students with disabilities and anyone experiencing problems such as anxiety or stress. We aim to enable students with disabilities to participate fully in campus activities and to act as a resource for staff and students for the dissemination of good practices and information. The Accessibility Service will:

  • provide information, arrange visits for, conduct interviews of, and arrange inductions for prospective disabled students, to whom we can also provide advice on benefits, recreation, sources of funding, etc. 
  • identify any technical or equipment needs of current students
  • assist in applying for the relevant allowance act as a focal point for disabled students
  • investigate ways to improve physical access to various sites
  • work alongside staff to raise awareness of various disability issues
  • liaise with external supporting organisations and authorities

It is best to contact the Accessibility and Dyslexia Service before you start your course so that any necessary support can be arranged as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are entering accommodation at the University and may require adaptations to your living space. We welcome applications from disabled students (e.g. physical, sensory, mental health) and those with learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia). We encourage anyone with a disability or learning difficulty to describe their needs on their online application form. This will not affect your application but will help us to plan your support.

You can arrange an appointment with the Accessibility and Dyslexia Service via The Compass student portal.