Accessibility Service

The Exchange, Penryn Campus

The Accessibility Service is located within the Student Services on the Penryn and Falmouth Campuses.

We welcome applications from disabled students (eg with physical, sensory, mental health conditions) and those with learning difficulties (eg dyslexia). If you have a disability or learning difficulty, we encourage you to describe your needs on your application form. This will not affect your application but will help us to arrange your support. This is especially important if you are entering on-campus accommodation and may require adaptations to your accommodation.

Our accessibility advisers can work with you in a confidential environment to discuss your needs and arrange support for you while you are studying. For example, you may be eligible to apply for a Disabled Student Allowance (DSA), which provides a grant to overcome practical barriers to learning (eg support workers, specialist tutors and specialist software). We can also liaise with your course tutors to ensure that information is provided in an accessible format for you.

If you have a visual impairment we can provide you with an audio, Braille or electronic version of our prospectus.

Important information for prospective students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)

In order to ensure any Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are in place for the start of the Academic year, you will need to make sure you have an up to date diagnostic assessment conducted by a qualified professional from the DSA approved list

Car parking

Disabled bays are available for blue badge holders and are conveniently located to access buildings.

Blue badge permits are chargeable in line with standard parking permit tariff. Concessions apply to blue badge holders who possess a tax disc marked Nil or disabled, or use a specially adapted vehicle will avail of a free permit.

To apply for a permit please visit the online parking application and payment portal:

Confidentiality and data protection

The Accessibility Service operates within a confidentiality policy, and no third party will be informed of your circumstances or given any information relating to your disability without your permission.

The Data Protection Act (1998) requires the University to observe new legal provisions to safeguard your rights and data relating to you. The Act requires us to inform you what personal data is collected and the purpose for which it is collected.

You will be asked to sign a consent form in order that we may collect, store, and in some circumstances, share information about you. You may choose to limit disclosure of this information at the time of signing this form.

If you have any concerns regarding confidentiality, please contact a member of the Accessibility Service who will be happy to discuss them with you.

Contact us

Tel: 01326 370460

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