AccessAbility Drop-in Sessions

AccessAbility Advisors offer three weekly drop-in sessions for students during term time. These take place in the Forum every:

  • Monday 1pm - 3pm
  • Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
  • Friday 1pm - 3pm

The drop-in sessions will allow you 15 minutes with an AccessAbility Advisor to discuss your quick queries. Please report to the SID desk in the Forum on the drop-in dates and times to be seen.

Please be advised that the drop-ins can be very busy, so we may need to close sessions early if demand is high and the available drop-in appointments are all booked. We recommend arriving early in order to have the best chance of booking an appointment.

What can drop-in sessions be used for?

Quick queries that could be discussed in a drop-in session could include:

  • Questions about what support AccessAbility services offer
  • Advice on applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
  • Checking and signing of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) applications
  • Questions about what medical evidence is required
  • Advice about arranging study skills and/or mentoring support
  • Questions about disclosing a disability or health condition at university

Who are the drop-in sessions suitable for?

Any current student at the University of Exeter can use the drop-in sessions. Students can use the drop-in service as many times as they like and as often as they need to. Drop-in sessions cannot be used for creating Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), including arrangements for exam adjustments; instead students should book into a full AccessAbility appointment. 

Study Skills Drop-in Sessions

We also offer drop-in sessions specifically tailored to offer advice and support around study skills. These drop-in sessions are aimed at students who are accessing study skills support or suspect that they have a disability which impacts on their ability to study have the opportunity to raise study-related queries. The sessions are run by a specialist tutor and last for up to 15 minutes.

What can specialist study skills drop-in sessions be used for?

  • To offer immediate support on a range of study related issues
  • Help with time management and prioritising work
  • To review study needs and signpost to other support available in Wellbeing Services as well as the wider University
  • To offer a brief overview of the impact of your disability on study

How to attend

In term one 2018-19, drop-in sessions will run from 13:00 - 16:00 on Thursdays in the Business School hub. Please go to the desk during the times of the drop-in to request to be seen.

Please note, the drop-in will not run on the following dates:

  • Thursday 11th October 
  • Thursday 1st November
  • Thursday 29th November
  • Thursday 13th December