St. German’s Road
9 April 2020
Thank you for your email of 24th March 2020 requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Please see the responses to each of your questions below:
I am writing to request general information on the 'rights of access' to the University facilities and
premises for Resit Without Attendance (RWA) students.
RWA meaning those who are resitting assessments without attendance to lectures or tuition
Will you please confirm the following:
1. Are RWA students given the same right of access to other student facilities as full-time
students while resitting?
The Universities RWA would have the same rights to access everything listed as an attending
student. However, as they are Resit without Attendance, they do not have to attend teaching.
Therefore, they may not necessarily be located and present in Exeter/Cornwall or on campus to
want to use the Library, Forum or the RAM Bar.
2. - the Forum Library;
Please refer to question 1
3. - ELE;
As long as the student is enrolled (registered), they are able to access resources.
4. - Student Guild service (which includes University societies such as sports societies);
5. - On-campus socialising venues such as the Ram Bar within the Forum;
For question 4 and 5, please refer to question 1
6. - University wellbeing services etc;
Wellbeing Services are available to students who are studying and registered. These students tend
to be on-campus or in close proximity to the University. In general, the Wellbeing Service provides
only limited support to students who interrupt. This is generally up to one month post-interruption,
depending on clinical appropriateness and the focus is usually on supporting students to access
support in their home locality. Students can also access support prior to return from interruption,
and this is more focused on ensuring support is in place prior to return to study. This is the service
standard protocol, but there may be exceptions depending on individual circumstance. RWA
students are generally not in a position to receive Wellbeing support (and it may well not be safe for
the service to offer distant support if the student’s needs are complex and/or they are studying at a
distance.) it is better for students to access home wellbeing support, for more information please
see links below
This response has been prepared in accordance with a request received pursuant to the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. The supply of documents under FOI does not give the person who receives the
information an automatic right to re-use the documents without obtaining the consent of the
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40 days of receipt of this notification. Please quote the reference number above.
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the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
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