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Support and wellbeing

Support in Exeter, Devon

Your personal tutor

Primarily to offer academic guidance relating to your programme of study, but also to offer general advice and support and signpost to specialist services if necessary.

On-campus surgery

Whilst you are a student you will need to register with a general practitioner (GP). There is a Student Health Centre on the Streatham Campus and the St Luke’s Campus is served by the Heavitree Health Practice.

Wellbeing Services

Offer a range of psychological therapies, workshops, self-help services, support for students with mental health issues, and advice on a range of wellbeing concerns. The service offers support to students on both
the St Luke’s and Streatham campuses, with some sessions specifically scheduled to take place on the St Luke’s Campus.

Individual Learning Plans

We support students to have reasonable adjustments put in place for their health needs or disabilities while they study through an Individual Learning Plan. This can be accessed through and Wellbeing Services.

Disability support

Our AccessAbility Services and mental health advisors ensure that students with disabilities are able to participate fully in university life. We encourage you to declare your disability on your application form so
that we can help prepare for your arrival and plan your support. We can provide guidance on funding sources and support, and offer advice on diagnostic assessments where there may be indications of a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. 


Over £3 million has been invested into a new, purpose-built facility on the Streatham Campus, due to open in Autumn 2019. It will provide nursery places for children from six weeks to school age. This new facility will offer more childcare places, extended opening hours and greater availability throughout the year.

Religious provision

The University’s Multifaith Chaplaincy is available to all, irrespective of faith or background. For Christians, there are chapels on both Exeter campuses. Islamic students have their own prayer rooms on the Streatham Campus with separate facilities for both men and women.

Your home from home

Our Community Engagement Team offer a range of activities, advice and support with a focus on getting students living happily in, and being active members of, their community.

Settling in

Our Residence Life Team offers peer support, out-of-hours assistance, signposting and social activities to residents of University accommodation.

Education Support Advisors (Welfare)

We have a team of Education Support Advisors (Welfare) who are based in Colleges to support students with welfare issues and signpost them to the relevant services. They can be accessed through the College Hub.

Students’ Guild Advice Service

Offers independent, confidential and impartial advice and help in response to questions or problems you might have relating to money, housing and academic matters.

Support in Truro and Penryn, Cornwall

Student Services offer help with a wide range of issues in liaison with the academic teams and external healthcare professionals.

Your academic tutor

Will be available to discuss any problems with you, academic or otherwise.

The Compass

If you need general advice relating to student life, for example, wellbeing, welfare, living support, religion or spirituality, dyslexia or study skills, the Compass student information service can point you in the right direction.

The SU Advice Service

The SU Advice Service provides free, confidential, impartial advice and guidance to all University of Exeter Cornwall Campus students and Falmouth University students. The advice encompasses a range of legal and University-related issues including: academic issues, money matters, housing, consumer rights, employment, and welfare. Email the Advice Service with your enquiry or to request an appointment:

On-campus doctors’ surgery

The Penryn Campus is served by the Penryn Surgery, which provides a clinic on campus five times a week. Those living off-campus in the Truro, Falmouth or Penryn area should register with your local surgery.


Confidential, professional advice and support is offered by Student Services.

Disability support

We ensure that students with disabilities are able to participate fully in campus activities and encourage you to declare your disability on your application form. This doesn’t affect your application, but it does help us to prepare for your arrival and plan your support. We can also help students to identify technical or equipment needs and apply for funding, benefits and allowances.

Family support

The Little Wonders Nurseries in Penryn and Falmouth are for children up to five years old. The nurseries benefit families of staff, students and the community, and include plenty of safe and secure outdoor space to encourage play and learning.

Religious provision

The Multifaith Chaplaincy provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students and staff of all faiths or none. The Chaplaincy has quiet rooms to worship, pray or reflect.

All the staff on my course are supportive and accommodating with my disabilities, and work with me to help me juggle full-time study and parenthood. I also receive weekly one-to-one sessions from both the wellbeing and study skills departments who have also been fantastic.

I’m studying Sport and Health Sciences. I’m 31, so a mature student. I’m a mum and I have a disability. I previously had a successful career but when I became seriously ill and disabled almost five years ago, I was medically retired. I have had to learn to walk, talk and move again and am learning on my course the massive benefits of exercise interventions for health and would love to work within this area.

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