Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Disability support

We welcome applications from students with disabilities and do all we can to ensure that your participation in both the academic and social life of the University is as successful as that of other students.

We endeavour to comply fully with the advice and expectations contained with the GMC's Gateways to the Professions (2010) guidance.

To ensure that we can put in place all reasonable adjustments that may be necessary, we need to know what your needs might be. If we can identify your needs sufficiently far in advance of when you intend to start the programme at the University of Exeter Medical School, we will be better able to put in place appropriate arrangements.

While we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to our provision, we may not be able to meet your individual needs if we do not have the opportunity to assess them in advance, and that could impact negatively on your experience on the course or even your ability to take up your place.

Visiting the University

We consider it beneficial for you to visit the University before applying and can arrange informal visits on an individual basis. We also arrange and discuss further support for applicants at Offer-Holder Visit Days and interviews. Support is available for students at all our campuses, details of which are given on the University's Wellbeing page.


Wellbeing Services have a dedicated team of disability specialists called AccessAbility. AccessAbility can provide information on Disabled Student Allowances, diagnostic testing, and one-to-one tuition and exam concessions. At our Cornwall Campus the Accessibility Centre offers the same service.

We encourage you to complete the declaration of disability and indicate any special needs (in particular health) on the UCAS form if appropriate. This will not affect your chances of being offered a place but will help us plan for your support.

If you have told us about your disability during the admissions process, you may be asked to provide additional information or invited to attend an interview with AccessAbility. This is in order that we can properly assess your individual needs and ensure that we have the best possible chance of meeting them.

Further information about our AccessAbility service in Exeter can be found on the AccessAbility webpages.

Occupational Health

Applicants to the BMBS and Medical Imaging 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.

Disability Officer

The College has a Disability Officer who is able to provide examples of reasonable adjustments and advice on studying with a disability or mental health concern. Please contact: