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Supporting Evidence

Students will be required to share supporting evidence of their disability/health condition in order for support to be put in place. 

We advise students to submit any evidence they have of their health and disability. This will then be reviewed by a member of the team. If you have any concerns about evidence or would like to discuss it further, you can book a short appointment with an advisor or contact us at wellbeing@exeter.ac.uk or accessability@exeter.ac.uk.

For a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, please provide us with any evidence of an existing diagnosis, evidence of previous support such as exam access arrangements, or a report from a medical or educational professional. This should be submitted to our AccessAbility team through the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) request form.

Once we have received your ILP request and supporting evidence, an advisor will contact you so we can work together to consider your support requirements and any adjustments that may be suitable.

Please note that to access the additional support you can get via the Disabled Students’ Allowance, you may be advised that your existing evidence is insufficient. And therefore, you need to complete a full diagnostic assessment. If you need to discuss elements of obtaining a full assessment, please book an appointment with an advisor who can suggest the best next steps.

For other disabilities, long term health conditions, or mental health conditions, you will need a letter from a doctor or another medical professional. Alternatively, you can ask your doctor to fill out our Medical Evidence Form

Your evidence should include the following details: 

  • A diagnosis or working diagnosis of your disability/condition;
  • How long you have had your disability/condition;
  • The main symptoms of your disability/condition, and if relevant, the medication side effects;
  • Guidance on study and examination adjustments you may require;
  • Guidance on the accommodation support you may require. 

We invite students to get in touch with any supporting evidence that they have in the first instance. If your supporting evidence is not in English, we may request a translation of the full text in order to determine how best we can support your individual requirements at Exeter. We are happy to advise on this, so please do email us at wellbeing@exeter.ac.uk with a copy of your evidence if you are unsure whether you need to pursue a translation.