COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

AccessAbility

Wellbeing Services includes a specialist team of AccessAbility Advisors who are dedicated to supporting students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning difficulties and mental health conditions.

Your advisor can discuss your situation with you in a supportive and confidential space, and can implement support adjustments such as:

  • The creation of an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to put teaching and exam adjustments in place
  • Liaison with the Accommodation team to support accommodation requirements
  • Help to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), which can fund long-term support such as regular one-to-one mentoring sessions, ergonomic equipment, and assistive technology
  • Dyslexia screening and advice on pursuing an assessment for specific learning difficulties
  • Guidance on support options such as parking permits, accessible study spaces, and alternative formats 
  • Signposting to other relevant support services

Organising your support before you arrive

We strongly recommend that you get in touch with us before you begin your studies in order to organise your support. This will not affect your chances of being offered a place but will provide the best possible opportunity for you to access your studies effectively from the beginning of your course.

Please fill out the Prospective Student online form as soon as possible. This will allow you to give us details of your support requirements and upload relevant medical evidence, and we can then organise an appointment with you in order to discuss your support.

If you have declared your condition on UCAS during the application process we will email you details of the Prospective form, but you do not need to wait for this email in order to fill out the form.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or you are unsure whether your condition or disability qualifies for support, we encourage you to get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss this with you. You can email AccessAbility  or you can call us on 01392 723880. Find out more about the AccessAbility team in Exeter.

Occupational Health

Applicants to the BMBS, Medical Imaging and Nursing courses who are selected for interview are also asked to complete an Occupational Health Screening form which asks for details of any health conditions. 

These are confidential and screened by members of the Occupational Health team, not the University, to identify how students with health problems or disability can be supported.

As part of the process, they may wish to discuss aspects of any problem either by phone or in person. Only information you consent to give is discussed with the University.