Disability & Learning Differences

University can be difficult for most people, but navigating university whilst also navigating disability can present unique challenges. We have many different supports in place to help you, if needed.
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Accessibility Team

The Accessibility team provides help, support and advocacy for students with disabilities and anyone experiencing problems like anxiety or stress. They are the people to see for advice and support when applying for a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

Accessibility Team

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.

ASK Academic Skills

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 help desk. If you can't find a suitable appointment time please email ask@fxplus.ac.uk.

Book an ASK appointment

Accessibility Appointment

The Accessibility team provide individual advice and support for students with disabilities and/or long term health conditions. Book an appointment with the Adviser for your course at studyhub.fxplus.ac.uk/accessibility, give them a call on 01326 370460 or email them: Accessibility@fxplus.ac.uk.

Cogi App

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.

Cogi App

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 incur due to your disability and don’t have to be repaid. Find out more about this funding and eligibility by visiting the gov.uk website.


Liberation Committee

We will be running elections soon for the liberation committee. The purpose of the Liberation Committee is to work towards the equality of all students on campus, including representing marginalised and under-represented groups. This includes (but is not limited to) gender equality, racial equality and issues faced by disabled students.

Liberation Commitee

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.

NHS Help with Health 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 assistive technology to help with studying.

Library Accessibility Help

Notability App

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.

Notability by Ginger Labs

Study Hub

The Study Hub is a central point of resources and top tips to help you whilst studying at University. Resources are categorised to help you navigate and find the most relevant guides for you.

Study Hub

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Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union
Penryn Campus
Penryn, Cornwall
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