Read previous student Simon Amos' success story here
Wellbeing Services have a dedicated team of disability specialists called AccessAbility.
The 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 people with:
- Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia
- Mental Health difficulties (in conjunction with the Mental Health team)
- Asperger’s syndrome or autistic spectrum disorder
- Physical disabilities
- Blind or visual impairment
- Deaf or hearing impairment
- Long term medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or arthritis.
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.
Is the service for me?
We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your situation in more depth and to consider possible options for support if you:
- Have experienced any of the above in the last year but have not had a diagnosis
- Have a previously diagnosed disability
- Are experiencing a temporary injury which is impacting on your ability to study and cope at university
How to make an appointment
Please contact us if you would like to book an appointment and to find out more about the support available. Referrals can also be made by your doctor or another professional.
AccessAbility also offer 15 minute drop in sessions in the Forum on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday between 1pm and 3pm. You can use these sessions to ask any queries you have for our AccessAbility advisors. To do this go to the SID desk and ask to see an AccessAbility advisor.
We are committed to supporting disabled students, staff and visitors on all campuses. See the DisabledGo website for information on the accessibility of buildings around the Exeter campuses.
Katie Newstead, PhD student
Katherine Last, MA student