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Supporting Evidence

You will be invited to share supporting evidence of your disability/health condition to help us determine your support options. This will then be reviewed by a member of the team. 

If you have any questions about evidence or would like to discuss this further, please contact

For a specific learning differences 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 via the Disabled Students’ Allowance, you may be advised that additional evidence is required. Please contact us at or 01392 723880 if you would like to discuss how to obtain further evidence.

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

It is helpful if your evidence can 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 with a copy of your evidence if you are unsure whether you need to pursue a translation.