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AccessAbility Pathway

About us

Our AccessAbility Pathway is made up of two dedicated teams of disability specialists: AccessAbility Mentors and AccessAbility Advisors. Our mentors provide highly specialist, specifically tailored, one-to-one support to help students remove disability as a barrier to learning. Our advisors are a team of experienced professionals who work to develop and implement support at University, including reasonable adjustments for study, for students with disabilities. 

For information about the accessibility of building around the Exeter campuses, please see the DisabledGo website.

Is this pathway right for me?

This service is available to students who experience a range of issues with a specific emphasis on how they are impacting on your ability to study and cope at University. We commonly work with students with:

  • Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia
  • Asperger Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Physical disabilities
  • Blind or visual impairment
  • Deaf or hearing impairment
  • Long term medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or arthritis.
  • Temporary injuries, e.g. a broken leg
  • Mental health difficulties and one or more of the above health problems 

If you have a medical condition or unseen disability and feel uncertain about contacting us, we encourage you to do so as we may be able to help. We know that each person's disability can affect them in different ways so the support we offer is flexible and tailored to each individual.

If you are unsure whether the AccessAbility Pathway is right for you, or have any questions or concerns about accessing support, please attend one of our AccessAbility Drop-in Sessions

Booking an appointment

All appointments for AccessAbility are booked through the Student Information Desk (SID). An initial appointment with an advisor will be arranged where you will have the opportunity to discuss your needs in more depth. However, if you are a prospective student and would like to get in touch with us, please visit the Prospective Students section of the website for more information.

There are a few different ways for current students to book an initial appointment with an advisor:

1. Login to SID online → Log an enquiry → Disability Health and Wellbeing → complete the AccessAbility Appointment Form.

2. Telephone SID on 0300 555 0444. The advisors will ask you a few questions to ensure you receive the correct support and will be happy to book you an appointment.

3. Visit the SID desk in the Forum (building 3, 6G on the map) where the advisors will ask you some questions to ensure you receive the correct support and will book you an appointment.

Referrals can also be made by your GP or another health professional. 

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