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

Please note that the drop-ins will not occur over the Easter break 2018 (Monday 2nd April - Friday 27th April).

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

On the day, please go to the local SID/hub desk and request an appointment. The drop-ins will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday 15th May, 11:00 - 12:00, The Forum
  • Thursday 17th May, 14:30 - 15:30, St Luke's Info Point
  • Tuesday 22nd May, 11:00 - 12:00, The Forum
  • Wednesday 23rd May, 14:30 - 15:30, St Luke's Info Point
  • Tuesday 5th June, 11:00 - 12:00, The Forum
  • Wednesday 6th June, 14:30 - 15:30, St Luke's Info Point
  • Wednesday 13th June, 14:30 - 15:30, St Luke's Info Point

If you require study skills support and this isn’t related to a health condition or disability, support can be accessed through the academic skills team. Information can be found here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/academic-skills-engagement-team/academic/e-resources/