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Disabled Staff Support

The University is committed to providing an inclusive environment that gives everyone equal access and equal opportunities; removing barriers, discrimination and intolerance for all students and staff. We want to make it as safe as possible so that you can bring your whole self to work and be comfortable being who you are in the workplace.

The University of Exeter takes pride in having a diverse community and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment to learn, work and socialise for all. We recognise that things are not perfect but the University is taking strategic measures and actions to address any disability inequality and imbalances.

Active consideration is being given to addressing the needs of disabled staff in all aspect of University life, including recruitment, retention, career progression and socialising. In addition, there are many ongoing actions to identify and increase accessibility and we continue to invest heavily in infrastructure and buildings across all three of our campuses, including residences, to ensure considerations and adjustments are made.

Please click through the headings below to find documents, resources, and information which will help to support you as a disabled member of staff at the University of Exeter.

For information regarding Equality Diversity and Inclusion matters such as University policy, please contact Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team.

For practical support or queries about disability, reasonable adjustments or other issues impacting on you at work please go to Working with a Disability.

Let the university know you are disabled or impaired

Updating your personal details (Recording on Trent)

For more information please click HERE

Occupational Health provides expert advice, guidance and support for individuals whose disability or health impact on them at work. Our professional staff can help you and your line manager successfully navigate an effective way of working through offering advice, recommendation and signposting as needed. Our staff are qualified to advise on physical disabilities as well as physical and mental health conditions.

Please speak to your line manager or your HR Advisor to raise a management referral or contact the Occupational Health Team in confidence at

Occupational Health offers a range of training on Mental Health as well as Bitesize training on:

  • Dyslexia,
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Condition
  • Back pain
  • Menopause
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Fatigue at work

The University has a Disability Network.

This is a network that provides a space for staff and students to connect, share experiences and information, and provide support. 

To find out more about The Disability Network please click HERE

  • Mental Health at Work Training
  • Recruitment and Selection Training
  • EDI Mandatory Training
  • Unconscious Bias Training