We know that being at university can be difficult for most people, but navigating a new location and classes when disabled can have its own challenges. The SU, your university and student services have many different supports in place to help you through if needed, and all the information to those can be found below.
This includes how to book appointments, learning resources and tools, and useful websites. If what you're looking for isn't here or if you need this information in a different format please email email@example.com for signposting to information.
The Accessibility team provide help, support and advocacy for students with disabilities and anyone experiencing problems like anxiety or stress. They are also the people to see for advice and support for applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
They also provide a drop in service Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm during term time.
ASK Academic Skills
ASK are a team of teachers and advisors who provide support for both Falmouth University and University of Exeter students at Penryn and Falmouth campuses.
They provide free and individual advice on the skills required for academic study, including 30-minute specific topic 'Focus On' sessions and one-to-one appointments.
Book an ASK Appointment
ASK provides free and individual advice on the skills required for academic study. Book a one-to-one appointment online, give them a call on 01326 370438 or book an appointment in person at The Compass helpdesk.
If you can't find a suitable appointment time please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ASK provides free and individual advice on the skills required for academic study.
Book an appointment at email@example.com, give them a call on 01326 213735 or book an appointment in person at The Compass helpdesk.
Cogi is a note taking and voice recording app that records only the important parts of conversations and lets you add images, hashtags and text notes, keeping everything in one place.
Download the app for free on the App Store or Google Play.
Disabled Students Allowance
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are paid on top of your other student finance. They help you pay the extra costs you may have because of your disability and don’t have to be repaid.
Find out more about this funding and eligiblity by visiting the gov.uk website.
Disabled Students Officer
The Disabled Students Officer works closely with the SU President Welfare & Inclusivity and the Don't DisAbility Society to raise the profile of issues affecting disabled students.
To find out more about the role or how to contact the Disabled Students Officer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help with Health Costs
Check out these helpful links from the NHS including information about the 'NHS Low Income Scheme', eye care entitlements, and help with prescription and travel costs.
Library Accessibility Help
Falmouth and Penryn Campus libraries are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all students and staff.
Check out the webpage for a list of the library facilities and services, including links to access to assistive technology to help with studying.
Are you ever in class and need to take notes, sketch a diagram, or want to record a snippet of a lecture? With Notability, you can do all of that and more!
Please note the app is only available for download via the Apple App Store.
The Study Hub is a central point of resources to help you whilst studying at University.
Resources are categoried with top tips to help you navigate and find the most relevant guides for you.