Accessibility service

Accessibility service

The Accessibility 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 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.

To arrange an appointment contact the Student Support Services reception at Penryn 01326 370460