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Disability Resource Centre

 

Colleges

Cambridge University is made up of a number of semi-independent Colleges, where students tend to live, eat, socialise and often work.

Access Issues Contact

          Miss Joanna Taylor, Tutorial Office Manager
Tel.
01223 334 953
Fax
01223 334 967
Email
st-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/contact-christs-college

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. It is a 20 minute walk to the Sidgwick Site and University Library, and a 10 minute walk to the Downing Site and New Museums Site.

Traffic

St Andrew's Street is very busy with taxis, buses and bicycles. Some dropped kerbs, but pavements are uneven.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Car park on site, off Hobson Street, but spaces are extremely limited. Disabled students would only get a permit if absolutely necessary every day. Short term public disabled bays in Lion Yard multi-storey car park or on nearby Hobson Street.

Other transport options

Taxi rank immediately opposite entrance. Bus and coach station is a three minute walk away.

General Information

400 undergraduates and 100 postgraduates. For men and women. Access for students with physical disabilities is rather difficult around College, owing partly to its age and location.

Smoking

No smoking throughout the College.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday morning surgery during Full Term.

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you would need help evacuating in an emergency. Otherwise no special procedures or facilities.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Three specifically adapted student rooms.

Other rooms

Few ground floor rooms.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants are not possible. Dogs allowed only by special arrangement.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction and staying over vacation possible, if there is need. Discuss with Tutors.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria is usual eating area, accessible via lift. Hall is used for formal dinners. Student kitchens are small and not suitable for self catering.

Special diets

Special diets accommodated, with notice, for formal dinners but not usual cafeteria meals. Inform catering staff if you have a nut or other allergy.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to main entrance from St Andrew's Street, and to side entrance from Hobson Street. Paths are mostly slabbed paving, with some cobbles. Generally level. Some steps, but these can usually be avoided.

College buildings in general

Most rooms and accommodation, particularly in older buildings, are up steps or stairs, with no lifts. Some staircases very narrow. Social areas generally accessible, although sometimes difficult. Special arrangements can be made if necessary.

Bar

Level access from First Court. Heavy glass double doors.

Cafeteria

Known as ‘Upper Hall’. Large flight of stairs, with handrail, or lift up from kitchen area.

Chapel

Double doors, and a large step down. Temporary ramp available. Ramp to main part of chapel. Fixed pews, but room for a wheelchair.

College offices

Mostly ground floor offices, with push-button automatic doors.

Common rooms

JCR and TV room in New Court. Ramped access to building. Security keypads. Toilets accessible via lift.

Computer facilities

Computer room up a narrow spiral staircase. All rooms networked.

Dining hall

Level access. Spacious, but mostly bench seating. One step up to High Table.

Fellows' areas

Level access to Fellows' areas from Second Court, with disabled toilet nearby. Fellows' room also level and accessible.

Gardens

Level access from main site. Mostly level, with gravel paths and lawn. Seats and benches.

Laundry

Downstairs, with no disabled access.

Library

Main access is via a very narrow passage and spiral staircase from First Court. Security keypad entrance. Alternative access by lift from ground level. Law Library in First Court, to which other books could also be transferred if necessary.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Level access to Porters' Lodge. Low counter. Mailroom inside Lodge.

Sport facilities

Sports fields about one mile distant from main College site, shared with another college. Accessible.

Toilets

One disabled toilet, near ‘C’ staircase in Second Court.

Other

  • New Court theatre has ramped access from New Court, with wide doors and corridors.
  • Music practice room accessible via lift in New Court.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs allowed only by special arrangement.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

Special arrangements can be made as needed.

Signs and wayfinding

Map by the Porters' Lodge at entrance to College. Otherwise, rather little signposting. Not a huge site, but rather confusing for first time visitors.

Other

  • Steps are almost all unmarked.
  • Lighting in cafeteria good, but Formal Hall is intentionally dimly lit in evenings.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in New Court Theatre.

Alarms

Sensory alarm available.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Other Useful Information

Street access to the College by private car is very difficult because of one-way streets and routes that are reserved for buses and taxis. This would make it very difficult to use a car on a regular basis to get to lectures etc. If needed, taxis would be a better alternative.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Christ's College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 3 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Christ's College.

 
 

Access Issues Contact

Senior Tutor
Tel.
01223 336 249
Fax
01223 336 180
Email
senior.tutor@chu.cam.ac.uk
Website
https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/about/contact

Location, Services and Transport

A 15 minute walk to the city centre. 25 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site. 15 minutes to Sidgwick Site. 10 minutes to University Library. Closest College to Departments of Physics, Mathematics, Veterinary Medicine, Astronomy and Computing.

Traffic

Storey's Way and the roads around the College are fairly busy with traffic at all times.

Services and shops

Closest shops and services are in the city centre.

Parking

There is designated disabled parking in the Fellows' car park, near the staff cat park and outside the Master's Lodge.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop at bottom of Storey's Way provides good link to most University sites including Addenbrooke's Hospital. The Citi 4 bus goes from the same stop to Downing Street.

General Information

445 undergraduates and 275 postgraduates. For men and women. Modern College located outside of centre but good for West Cambridge Site and Mathematics Dept. A detailed access audit was conducted in 2004, and the College is acting upon its recommendations. Manual wheelchair available to borrow from Porters.

Smoking

No smoking in public buildings. Many non-smoking staircases.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term (tel. 01223 736 133).

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you would need help evacuating in an emergency. No evacuation chairs currently. Individual evacuation plans can be drawn up if needed.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Four rooms adapted for wheelchair users, three with adapted en suite bathrooms with wheel-in showers and one with bath and a hoist. Three of these have an accessible kitchen nearby. One has an adjacent room suitable for an assistant. Two rooms have been adapted for hearing impaired students.

Other rooms

A fair number of ground floor rooms, although for security reasons students are usually housed on upper floors. Many rooms are en suite.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs a possibility, but discuss well in advance. An assistant has been accommodated in the past.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction and staying over vacation possible on prior arrangement.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily in dining hall. Epos card system for easy payment. Staircase kitchenettes are small and not really suitable for full self-catering. There is a catering charge.

Special diets

Most special diets can be accommodated. Speak to catering manager. Products containing nuts are marked.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Ramped access to main entrance. Generally the College is level and accessible, with ramps to most areas. The College site is rather large, and the chapel and study/music centres are a long walk away.

College buildings in general

Ground floor of main building is level and smooth, with wide corridors. Most main rooms accessible. Few stairs have handrails. A new key-operated lift in the main building gives easy access to the dining hall, MCR and first floor offices and meeting rooms. A key for the lift should be borrowed from the porters' lodge.

Bar

On two levels. Level access to ground floor. Four steps to upper level and bar counter, accessible via wheelchair lift near SCR. Spacious, with moveable furniture.

Cafeteria

In dining hall (see below).

Chapel

Modern building, not strictly part of Churchill College and rather far away from main building. Two steps up to entrance. Portable ramp can be made available. Some alternative seating with armrests.

College offices

Offices on ground or first floors. Staff will meet you elsewhere if necessary. New lift provides easy access to most offices.

Common rooms

JCR and TV room on ground floor of main building. MCR on upper floor of main building, accessed via lift.

Computer facilities

Several computer rooms, most accessible. All rooms networked.

Dining hall

Upper floor of main building. Large flight of stairs, or disabled access via lift. Smooth and very spacious, with moveable furniture. Open to any member of the University for self-service lunch or supper.

Fellows' areas

SCR at ground level. Fellows' dining room on upper floor, via large flight of stairs or lift. Disabled toilet in SCR.

Gardens

Mostly level and accessible, with gravel paths.

Laundry

Several laundries. One has been adapted for wheelchair access.

Library

Level access to ground floor, with key. Large flight of stairs with poor handrails to upper floor, photocopier and librarian. Bell for assistance is being considered, and there are longer term plans for a lift. High, rather narrow bookshelves. Staff happy to help.

Porters' lodge and post room

Near ramped main entrance. Low level counter for wheelchair users. Post room is accessed by card and low level pigeonholes can be allocated if necessary.

Sport facilities

Sports fields, tennis courts, gym and pavilion on site. Gym and pavilion are three steps up, with no accessible changing facilities.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in ladies' and men's toilets on main corridor, in SCR (near lift for hall and cafeteria) and in study centre and music rooms.

Other

  • Wolfson theatre (main lecture theatre) has lift access to upper level to an area for wheel chair users. Tiered seating and steps up to stage, but room for a wheelchair in audience. Arrange in advance.
  • Study centre fully accessible.
  • Music centre fully accessible.
  • Archives centre accessible, with lift, but arrange in advance.
  • Jock Colville hall accessed via a ramp.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary, and has been in the past.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

Large windows, and extra lights on desks. Magnifying glass available. Other text enlargement facilities can be acquired if needed.

Signs and wayfinding

Some good, clear signs, particularly for areas used by conference guests. Not much directional signposting around site. A map is available, although it is rather small and hard to decipher.

Other

  • Stairs are almost all unmarked, and many do not have handrails. Where handrails are in place, they are rather awkward and not continuous.
  • Garden paths are dimly lit at night, and there are no barriers or warnings around the pond near the bar.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Wolfson theatre and in Bevin and Tizard meeting rooms.

Alarms

Sensory alarms available.

Other

  • Two rooms have been adapted for use by deaf or hearing impaired students with sensory fire alarms.
  • Furnishings around building and in bar are rather harsh, with mainly brick floors and walls. However, the College in general is fairly quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Other Useful Information

A programme of adaptations according to the recommendations of the recent access audit is ongoing. Many improvements have been made recently. Other adaptations can be made according to individual requirements - please discuss your needs in advance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Churchill College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Churchill College.

Clare College hosts its own Access Guide information on the Clare College website. Please find full details at: http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/Disability-Access-Guide/

Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1RH
Tel.
01223 338 000
Fax.
01223 339 041
Email
info@corpus.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Rob Taylor, Head Porter or Mr Graham Pink, Deputy Head Porter
Tel.
01223 338 000
Fax
01223 339 041
Email
rt269@cam.ac.uk or gep26@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. It is a 5–10 minute walk to the Downing Site and New Museums Site. 10–15 minutes to Sidgwick Site, via a busy road, and University Library. Leckhampton, the postgraduate site, is located on Grange Road approximately one mile from the city centre.

Traffic

King's Parade is busy with cars and bicycles. Dangerous junction with Silver Street and Trumpington Street. Quieter access to the College via Free School Lane.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Very limited. Some disabled bays on King's Parade and in Lion Yard car park. Parking is possible for graduates housed in Leckhampton.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop in Trumpington Street. The Uni 4 bus service can be used to travel to Leckhampton as an alternative to walking or cycling.

General Information

280 undergraduates and 180 postgraduates. For men and women. Main site in city centre has undergraduate accommodation on site or nearby. Leckhampton, off Grange Road, is the main postgraduate site. An access audit has been completed.

Smoking

Smoke-free policy in place. All College sites, rooms and hostels are no smoking except for the designated smoking areas on the main College site and Leckhampton.

Medical facilities

No nurse or other medical facilities, but the College is associated with the Trumpington Street surgery nearby.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation needs are taken into account when choosing student rooms. Practice fire drills are obligatory, and individual needs would be discussed.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Accessible flat in Bene't Street hostel, with fully adapted bathroom and kitchen. One accessible flat on the main College site.

Other rooms

If you have special access needs the College is happy to discuss these with you to see how they can be best met.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Both assistants and dogs have been accommodated in the past. Please discuss your needs well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction is possible. It is possible to stay in your room during vacations, at usual room rates. Postgraduate leases are for 12 months rather than termly.

Catering arrangements

Meals usually taken in hall. Kitchens generally small and not suitable for full self catering, except in and near adapted rooms. Postgraduate accommodation offers facilities for self-catering. Limited range of meals available in Leckhampton.

Special diets

Please discuss any special diets with catering staff, who are usually flexible. No problems with vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free. Nut policy in place.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Four large steps, with no handrail, up to main entrance. Level access via Stable Yard side entrance until 5pm. Level access also possible via Bursar's garden off Free School Lane. Fairly smooth paving slabs, with some cobbles.

College buildings in general

Most buildings in New Court have two steps. Temporary metal ramps are available, and more permanent wooden ramps can be put in place if necessary. Most areas accessible. Leckhampton House, dining room, and ground floor toilet are accessible.

Bar

Bar in Library Court accessible via lift. The bar at Leckhampton is accessible.

Cafeteria

Large flight of stairs, with handrail. Accessible via large service lift off Old Court. Please arrange with the head chef in advance. Meals eaten in hall.

Chapel

Two small steps off New Court. Temporary ramp available. Large entrance doors can be rather stiff. Fixed pews.

College offices

Two steps up from New Court. Temporary ramp available. Tutorial office is up a narrow flight of stairs, but other ground floor rooms can be used for tutorial sessions.

Common rooms

JCR and TV room accessible from Old Court.

Computer facilities

Located in Taylor Court, Library Court, entry is via a security swipecard system. Two steps up from New Court, temporary ramp available. The computer room at Leckhampton is accessible for those in wheelchairs with some assistance.

Dining hall

As per cafeteria — large service lift off Old Court. Catering department will arrange appropriate seating for wheelchairs. Leckhampton dining hall on ground floor.

Fellows' areas

Old common room and New common rooms for Fellows are upstairs, with no easy access.

Gardens

Level access to Bursar's garden from Free School Lane and B passage on main site. Quiet, grassed area with two bench seats.

Laundry

Located in the Beldam building, Botolph Court, and in Stable Yard (new addition for 2012). A few doors to negotiate. The laundry at Leckhampton is located opposite the main house.

Library

Two steps up from New Court. Temporary ramp available. Level access from Library Court, security swipe card entry. Library on three floors, accessible via lift, spacious. Fixed workspaces, moveable chairs. Disabled toilet. Parker Library (manuscript library) two steps up from New Court. Temporary ramp available.

Porters' lodge and post room

Two large steps up to the lodge from New Court, with no handrail. Porters will come outside to help. Mail room level access from C passage off New Court. Temporary ramp available. Mail room opened by key.

Sport facilities

Gym located at Leckhampton, temporarily in a ground floor squash court. Induction and special key required. Sports field located at Leckhampton. Several steps up to pavilion, but Leckhampton disabled toilet can be used.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in C passage off New Court, in Bar lobby, in McCrum lecture theatre at bottom of Beldam building, and in Leckhampton House.

Other

  • McCrum lecture theatre, located behind the Eagle pub on Bene't Street. Access via cobbled yard. Ground floor, with wheelchair lift to auditorium. Stage and one section of seating are accessible. Disabled toilet.
  • Small reference library at Leckhampton, accessible with some assistance.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs have been accommodated in the past.

Computer facilities

All computers have 17 inch flat screen monitors. Special software can be installed if needed.

Large print, Braille and audio

No large print or Braille currently.

Library and magnification equipment

The Parker library has an electronic illuminated magnifier. Computers in library are only for online catalogues. Lighting good.

Signs and wayfinding

There is some signage around College site, but this is under review. Site is not large, so wayfinding is generally not a problem.

Other

Steps in the public areas of the College are marked, but few handrails. A few worn and twisty staircases. Stairs unmarked.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in porters' lodge and in McCrum theatre.

Alarms

Portable visual and sensory alarms available.

Other

  • Library is extremely quiet, and softly furnished.
  • JCR is softly furnished and tends to be a quiet area. Bar is small, and very noisy when busy.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Corpus Christi College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 11th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Corpus Christi College.

Contact Details

Address
Silver Street,
Cambridge, CB3 9EU
Tel.
01223 335 675
Fax
01223 335 667
Email
deanery@dar.cam.ac.uk
Email
http://www.dar.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Giselle Walker, Associate Dean
Tel.
01223 335 660
Fax
01223 335 667
Email
gw265@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Just outside city centre, near the Backs. Approximately five minutes walk to city centre and Sidgwick Site, ten minutes walk to the Downing Site and New Museums Site, and ten minutes walk to the University Library.

Traffic

Traffic is restricted along Silver Street. From 6am–10am inbound traffic only is allowed, and 4pm to midnight outbound traffic only. Otherwise the road is closed to most traffic. Service vehicles, taxis, buses and disabled drivers can obtain permits to lower the barriers.

Services and shops

City centre. There are various restaurants, snack bars and pubs, as well as the University Centre, in nearby Mill Lane and on Newnham Corner, within a few minutes walking distance.

Parking

Parking is extremely limited on College sites. There is some parking near a hostel on Newnham Road. Parking permits for disabled students are negotiable.

Other transport options

The Uni 4 and Citi 4 bus stops outside the College in Silver Street.

General Information

Student population is 578 postgraduates. A postgraduate College for men and women, located near the city centre, the river, and large parks. Extensive building work to improve disabled access and facilities is ongoing.

Smoking

No smoking in public areas, student rooms or hostels. Smoking is allowed in designated and signed parts of the grounds only.

Medical facilities

No nurse. First aiders available.

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. Evacuation chair being acquired.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Some accessible accommodation in nearby hostels, and more will shortly be available on the main site. Discuss any adaptations you may need well in advance.

Other rooms

Most rooms for disabled students are en suite. There are several ground floor rooms in hostels.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and dogs can be accommodated, but discuss your needs well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

As a graduate College, length of occupation is flexible. Early induction and staying over vacation is negotiable.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday in the dining hall. Payment is made on a monthly bill, and chits are filled in for every meal taken. Every set of accommodation has a good kitchen, and full self-catering is certainly possible.

Special diets

Some special diets can be accommodated, with notice. Speak to the Executive Chef. Foods potentially affecting nut allergies are highlighted.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Main (front) entrance, leading to most public areas, has four steps up with handrail. A wheelchair lift is being installed currently at the garden entrance. Level access through gate on Newnham Road (hall and garden) and at the side entrance on Silver Street (library/study centre and garden).

College buildings in general

Main public areas are off one corridor in the main building, which has four steps up from ground level. Access is possible via a service lift to the main and upper levels, and shortly via the lift at the garden entrance to the main level. There is a separate library and study centre, which has level access from the garden.

Bar

Level access from main corridor. Smooth and spacious inside, with a fairly low bar counter. Low tables and moveable chairs and stools. New disabled toilet near bar and main entrances.

Cafeteria

Located next to dining hall. Service lift from outside, but arrange this with the porters in advance. Room for a wheelchair, and staff will help.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Tutorial offices (in Darwin this is known as The Deanery) on first floor, but staff can easily arrange meetings elsewhere in the College as necessary. Most other College offices are on the ground floor off the main corridor.

Common rooms

Games room next to bar, with level access from main corridor. TV room accessible from garden bridge entrance with assistance, or else is four steps down from main corridor. The parlour, old library and reading room have level access from main corridor, and are spacious inside.

Computer facilities

These are spacious inside.

Dining hall

On first floor, up a flight of carpeted stairs with handrail. Service lift from outside, but arrange this with the porters in advance. Large, smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Fellows' areas

Fellows' study on first floor, with stair access only.

Gardens

Level access from main gate or side entrance. Uneven slabbed paving. Bridge over river (with steps only) to islands. There are proposals for a second wheelchair-friendly bridge to the islands.

Laundry

Accessible from garden bridge entrance or down four steps from main corridor. Separate laundries in hostels.

Library

Level access from garden. Two levels, with stairs only to upper level. Steps to higher bookshelves. One accessible work table area downstairs. Only staffed for six hours each week, so call in advance to arrange an assisted visit if necessary. Disabled toilet.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Level access from main corridor. Undergoing major refurbishment to improve access and security.

Sport facilities

Fitness room accessible from garden bridge entrance or down four steps from main corridor. Keypad access. No college-owned sports fields, but there are arrangement to share tennis courts and sports facilities with other Colleges, including boathouse for rowing. The College has a Punt Club operating five punts, and some canoes and kayaks, from the main domus.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on main corridor, and another in library and study centre.

Other

  • The Reading Room has level access from main corridor. Low tables and most seats have armrests.
  • The Old Library, used for meetings, has level access from main corridor.
  • The Old Bursary and Hermitage seminar rooms are used for supervisions and have level access from main corridor.
  • No 1 Newnham Terrace seminar rooms are accessible up two steps from the garden and a short flight (six steps) of stairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users is acquired as necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. The College are improving signage to include tactile signing.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Very good lighting, with large windows. Photocopiers are located in the main building.

Signs and wayfinding

Some directional signposting. This is being improved and augmented. The College is small and constructed around a single main corridor spine, so wayfinding is not a problem.

Other

  • Excellent lighting in hall, library and main public areas.
  • No barriers or warnings around river access points, so care essential especially at night.
  • Glass doors between garden and main building are currently being automated but beware as they are sometimes hard to see.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop being installed in the porters' lodge. Portable induction loop for use in Old Library and supervision rooms being acquired.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms have been used previously and are moved and installed as required.

Other

  • There is some traffic noise from Silver Street, and in summer the commercial punts outside on the river can be very noisy, though for a short duration.
  • The reading room is a designated quiet area (no mobile phones or laptops).

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Deanery or appointed Dean (tutor).

Planned Access Improvements

Major building work currently underway to improve access to the main building, including installing a wheelchair lift, further induction loops and improved signage.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Darwin College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Darwin College.

Contact Details

Address
Regent Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1DQ
Tel.
01223 334 800
Fax
01223 760 896
Email
senior-tutor@dow.cam.ac.uk
Email
http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Jane Perks, Tutorial and Admissions Manager
Tel
01223 334 826
Fax
01223 760 896
Email
admissions@dow.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

Regent Street, a five minute walk from the main centre. Back gate straight to the Downing Site. A five minute walk to the New Museums Site. 15–20 minute walk to the Sidgwick Site and the University Library.

Traffic

Regent Street is busy, with heavy traffic and parked cars. Pavements are not huge and are often cluttered with bicycles.

Services and shops

Many restaurants and shops on Regent Street. Main city centre also very close.

Parking

Parking in College, available by prior arrangement. There are a couple of public disabled parking bays in Regent Street.

Other transport options

Central bus station a five minute walk away.

General Information

412 undergraduates and 280 postgraduates. For men and women.

Smoking

No smoking in any College building.

Medical facilities

Nurse available every weekday (tel. 01223 334 817).

Emergency procedures

Please report to Porters' Lodge if you will require assistance in an emergency. Evacuation chairs in some buildings.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Six adapted en suite rooms, three usually reserved for graduate students.

Other rooms

Lots of ground floor rooms available, which can be adapted for individual needs. A third of the student rooms are en suite.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and dogs a possibility, decided on an individual basis.

Early induction and vacation stays

Possibly, again decided on an individual basis. Not free of charge.

Catering arrangements

Kitchen facilities depend on where you live. One undergraduate and one postgraduate kitchen are adapted for wheelchair users but most are not designed for full self-catering. Arrangements for extra facilities may be possible on an individual basis.

Special diets

Speak to catering staff regarding special diets.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access at main entrance. Level access, although fairly narrow, from Downing Site and Lensfield Road. Generally flat, but paths are mostly gravel, which can be very hard for wheelchairs. The College site is very large.

College buildings in general

Hall and cafeteria are fully accessible. Main College offices fully accessible. Most other buildings accessible, although often by side doors and back ways.

Bar

Level access to Butterfield bar via side door. Level, smooth and fairly spacious inside. Accessible toilet.

Cafeteria

Fully accessible with accessible toilet.

Chapel

Four steps up to chapel entrance, through double doors. Spacious inside. Fixed pews. One step to altar. Temporary ramp available on arrangement.

College offices

All main College offices fully accessible.

Common rooms

JCR has level access and an accessible toilet. MCR is ramped, through heavy doors.

Computer facilities

Ramped entrance through two sets of double doors and a security keypad. Level access to ramped entrance is only via a large area of grass, a locked gate, and the Rose Garden.

Dining Hall

Next to cafeteria and fully accessible. Spacious inside, with moveable chairs.

Gardens

Gardens have level gravel paths and large lawns, both difficult for wheelchairs. Some benches.

Laundry

Two laundries on site. Both laundries have one step at entrance, and a heavy door.

Library

Main door is revolving. Ramped access via adjacent door, which can be opened electronically from inside the library. No doorbell. Remote control door opener available to resident students. Lift to all floors. Accessible toilet in basement.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Ramped access via side entrance.

Sport facilities

Accesible gym. Sports fields are off Grantchester Road. Pavilion with accessible toilets and changing facilities.

Toilets

Accessible toilets near Porters' Lodge, basement of Library, Butterfield Bar, by the SCR, B and C staircases, on the ground floor of the Howard Building and lower ground floor of the Howard Theatre (accesible via lift).

Other

  • Howard Building, used for conferences and meetings. Level access to ground floor. Lift to upper floor. Accessible toilet on ground floor.
  • Howard Theatre, used for plays, concerts, lectures, conferences and meetings. Level access to ground floor, lift to others. Accessible toilet on lower ground floor.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs possible, but discuss in advance.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Lift and security keypads in Braille, some touch sensitive. Many directional signs include braille.

Library and magnification equipment

Lighting fairly dim in library. No computers or other facilities. WiFi area.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signposting, with directional signs including Braille. Site is very large, but most places are easily located with directions.

Other

  • Few markings on steps. Take particular care outside library, where there is an unmarked sharp drop on all sides, other than the ramp.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Inductions loops fitted in some rooms and administrative offices as well as in the Dining Hall, Library, Porters' Lodge, Howard Building, Howard Theatre.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms are or can be installed in adapted rooms.

Other

  • Library very quiet.
  • Soft furnishings in bar.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties and mental health issues are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your Tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

June 2012 will see new accessible student accommodation on the domus.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Downing College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 11th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Downing College.

Contact Details

Address
St Andrew's Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3AP
Tel.
01223 334 200
Fax
01223 334 426
Website
http://www.emma.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
College Registrar
Tel.
01223 334 291
Fax
01223 762 073
Email
tutorial-office@emma.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

St Andrew's Street. A three minute walk to the main shopping area. 5–10 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site. 20–25 minutes to Sidgwick Site and University Library.

Traffic

St Andrew's Street and Regent Street are both busy with traffic, with a dangerous junction right opposite Emmanuel's main entrance. There are few dropped kerbs or safe crossing places. Building work currently ongoing in St Andrew's Street.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Car park on site, with level access to the main College courts. Disabled students can obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Central bus station is a three minute walk away.

General Information

469 undergraduates and 162 postgraduates. For men and women.

Smoking

Smoking is banned everywhere except in the open.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a twice daily surgery during full term (tel. 01223 334 296).

Emergency procedures

Students should contact the Porters' Lodge in an emergency.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One room on site accessible for wheelchairs, with adapted bathroom and small adapted kitchen. One room adapted for a deaf student. A new accommodation block is being planned, which will have some more fully accessible student rooms.

Other rooms

Very few en-suite rooms. Some ground floor rooms which can be adapted according to need.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants a possibility. Assistance dogs also a possibility, but discuss in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction possible. Staying late is also possible, at a charge.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals a day, as well as regular formal halls. Kitchen facilities are small and not suitable for self-catering. Small adapted kitchen near the adapted room.

Special diets

Most special diets and allergies can be catered for. Inform the registrar at the start of term, or speak directly to catering staff. Information on ingredients is available.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to main entrance. Very large site. Mostly level or ramped around courts. Some uneven slabbed paving, and some gravel and grass. Subway under Emmanuel Street has lots of steps, with no handrail.

College buildings in general

Most main areas fairly accessible. Some staircases are level, some up several steps. Steep temporary ramps can be made available. One lift from hall to upper hall, and another in Queen's building.

Bar

Level access to building, through heavy double doors. Steep steps down to servery level. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture. No disabled toilet.

Cafeteria

Level access through two sets of double doors. Spacious and level inside. Card system for payment. RADAR toilet opposite hall.

Chapel

Level access through wide doors, but one small step up to main area. Temporary ramp available. Fixed pews with some ground level seating. Plenty of space. One step to altar.

College offices

Most offices, including tutorial office, up a couple of steps. A ramp could be fitted if necessary, or staff could meet you elsewhere.

Common rooms

TV room is up a winding flight of stairs. MCR is on first floor of Queen's building, accessible via lift.

Computer facilities

Computer room up a couple of steps. All individual rooms networked.

Dining hall

Level access to hall through wide doors. Level and spacious inside. Narrow bench seating. RADAR toilet opposite.

Gardens

Very large gardens, on site. Paved and gravel paths, mostly level, with large lawns. A few benches.

Laundry

Up two flights of stairs, with no other access.

Library

Level access to building with lift and wheelchair lifts providing access between floors.

Porters' lodge and post room

Three steps up to both entrances to lodge. Bell at front entrance to summon assistance. Mail room is in first court, up two steps, but mail can be delivered to a student room if appropriate.

Sport facilities

Sports grounds in Wilberforce Road, pavilion accessed up two steps.

Toilets

One RADAR toilet opposite hall. Large toilets, although not specifically designed for disabled users, in basement of Queen's building, via lift.

Other

  • Queen's building, built 1995 and including a meeting room and lecture theatre, is fully accessible, with a lift to all floors.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Range of different software available for visually impaired students, including voice recognition.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Lift in Queen's building has audio information and touch-readable buttons.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Large windows and good lighting generally.

Signs and wayfinding

Fairly good directional signposting around College.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in Queen's building lecture theatre.

Alarms

Visual and sensory alarms fitted in adapted room. Portable alarm available.

Other

  • Quiet revision room available in Queen's building over exam period.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Counsellor available Mondays and Fridays (tel. 01223 330 491).
  • Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

New building planned for near future, to include some fully accessible student accommodation.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Emmanuel College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 11th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Emmanuel College.

Contact Details

Address
Storey's Way,
Cambridge, CB3 0DG
Tel.
01223 332 000
Fax
01223 477 976
Email
Head.porter@fitz.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Paul Chirico
Tel.
01223 332 027
Email
disability.officer@fitz.cam.ac.uk

Disability

Fitzwilliam is one of the more modern colleges within the University of Cambridge, and enjoys a large and tranquil site within reach of all the major Faculties and Departments.

Location, Services and Transport

Fitzwilliam is just outside the city centre, a mile or 20 minute walk down Castle Hill and conveniently located for the West Cambridge development. A bus stop for the number 5 and 6 bus is outside the College on Huntingdon Road, which goes to the City Centre. The Uni 4 bus stop on Madingley Road is 0.3 miles away.

The Fitzwilliam Sports Ground is located 0.4 miles from the College, and the College is 0.7 miles from the University Library. In terms of other sites in Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College is 0.7 miles from the West Cambridge site, 1.1 miles from the Sidgwick Site, 1.1 miles from the New Museums Site and Downing Site, and 3.2 miles from Addenbrookes Hospital, which can be reached using the Uni 4 bus.

Traffic

Huntingdon Road, Castle Hill and Storey's Way are all busy with traffic. Pavements are accessible for wheelchair but care must be taken whilst crossing the road.

Services and shops

Histon Road has supermarkets (some with parking) and various local shops including a post office. Castle Hill has public houses serving food, a cafe and several Indian restaurants.

Parking

Plenty of off-road parking, on both Storey’s Way and Huntingdon Road. We also provide three designated disabled bays. Students can obtain a permit. Disabled conference guests can also park here.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop on Madingley Road, just 5 minutes away. Local bus stop on Huntingdon Road directly outside the college.

General Information

A vibrant international community of 440 undergraduates and 330 postgraduates, both male and female. A manual wheelchair is available to borrow from the porters. A map showing routes for wheelchair users and locations of toilets and lifts is available.

Smoking

No smoking in any college buildings or main grounds.

Medical facilities

The College Nurse holds a daily surgery based in Murray Edwards during full term. Please check our website for full details (www.fitz.cam.ac.uk) or email nurse@fitz.cam.ac.uk. The college counsellor can be contacted on counsellor@fitz.cam.ac.uk. There is a sick bay in the Porters’ Lodge.

Emergency procedures

Advise the Porters' Lodge if you need help evacuating in an emergency. Refuge areas near lifts.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Two en suite rooms for wheelchair users, in Wilson Court.

Other rooms

Some en suite rooms, and some with lift access. Rooms can be adapted according to individual need.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants or live-in dogs are possibilities. Assistants have been accommodated for conference guests. Please discuss your needs.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction is available upon request. 39 week rental contracts available, allowing free access to own room during Christmas and Easter vacations. Those on 29 week contracts may stay in College over the vacations if pre-booked before the end of the preceding term, but may be required to occupy a different room. Summer vacation residence by prior arrangement.

Catering arrangements

The Buttery serves lunch and dinner every day. Access is level on two sides or via a lift on a third side.

Special diets

The Catering Department can cater for all specific dietary requirements (with notice) and staff are always available to assist guests where required.

Coffee Shop/Bar

These are located across from the Hall on the same level. Accessible toilet facilities are located in between the Hall and Coffee Shop and are on the same level. All rooms used for catering are accessible either directly from outside or via a lift/ramp.

Physical Access

All public areas of the college are wheelchair accessible.

College grounds in general

Level front and back entrances to College. Mostly smooth slabbed paving, level or sloping, and steps can be avoided. Some benches around site.

College buildings in general

Lifts in Gatehouse Court, Auditorium, Central Building and Library. Security system on some doors operated by proximity card. New level access to Hall Building and lift to first floor recently installed.

Chapel

Flight of stairs up from main entrance, with two handrails. Chairlift access for wheelchairs to the back of the chapel, on prior arrangement. Smooth and spacious inside, with moveable chairs.

College offices

Most administrative offices on ground floor. Tutorial office is upstairs, but staff can meet you elsewhere on arrangement and can be contacted by email tutorial.office@fitz.cam.ac.uk.

Common rooms

JCR is near bar. Spacious and level, with a disabled toilet nearby.

Computer facilities

Fully accessible Computer Suites in basement of library and IT centre.

Dining hall

Level access to hall, with moveable chairs and long tables. Smooth and spacious inside. Disabled toilet nearby.

Fellows' areas

Temporary metal ramp available for access to Fellows' areas in Grove. No disabled toilet.

Gardens

Gardens are within the College site. Steps can be avoided. Mostly slabbed paving, with a small amount of gravel. Some benches.

Laundry

Level access to laundry with wheelchair accessibility.

Library and IT Centre

Level access to front door, card proximity to access or use the doorbell. A fully accessible, bright and spacious building with a variety of study spaces, including height adjustable desks. Spacious lift to all levels with audio alerts and braille buttons. Helpful library staff to assist with any queries.

Two computer suites in basement, network connected and wi-fi throughout with some fixed computers on all floors and space for personal laptops. Wheelchair accessible toilets in basement and on Floor 2.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Level access to Porters' Lodge and pigeonholes from Storey's Way and from Huntingdon Road via North Lodge (with intercom access). Smooth and level.

Sport facilities

Gym in basement, down stairs. Sports fields 5 minutes away on Oxford Road. Level access to pavilion itself, one step to changing areas, and no disabled toilet.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on all three floors of Gatehouse Court, in Wilson Court, in auditorium, near music rooms in Central Building near bar/hall, in the library and opposite chapel.

Other

  • Auditorium, built 2004, has good access, including a lift and disabled toilet.
  • Music rooms accessible, with toilet nearby
  • Library totally accessible throughout

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users would be acquired as necessary. Friendly and helpful IT staff can be contacted via the helpdesk (see http://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk/computing/new-users.)

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

The Library is well-lit with additional fixed desk lamps and also extra portable lamps. Photocopiers can enlarge and other special facilities for text enlargement could be provided as required. Please contact the Librarian.

Signs and wayfinding

Good directional signposting and lighting around College.

Other

  • Excellent lighting in chapel and hall, and generally around College
  • Most steps and stairs have markings

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Infra-red hearing enhancement system in auditorium, which operates with either headsets or individual loops. Induction loops hired in if needed.

Alarms

Two vibrating pillows and visual alarms in adapted rooms.

Other

  • Generally quiet around College. Quiet revision room available during exam period.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Fellow Disability Officer and/or your Tutor. The college counsellor can be contacted on counsellor@fitz.cam.ac.uk.

Planned Access Improvements

Other adaptations can be made as and when necessary, if possible.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Fitzwilliam College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 22 October 2014. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Fitzwilliam College.

Contact Details

Address
Huntingdon Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0JG
Tel.
01223 338 999
Fax
01223 338 896
Website
http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Maureen Hackett, Warden
Tel.
01223 338 891
Fax
01223 311 566
Email
mh208@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Three miles from the city centre, on Huntingdon Road. Near Girton village.

Traffic

Huntingdon Road is very busy, particularly at peak times, as it serves the A14. There is a traffic control crossing point on Huntingdon Road opposite the College. Please note that this is not ideal for wheelchair users. A pedestrian crossing is a few hundred metres from the College near the Girton Road junction with pavements on the College side of the road.

Services and shops

There is a small petrol station/grocery store a short walk away down Huntingdon Road and a small co-op store in Girton Village.

Parking

Plenty of parking on main site, in both the Cloister Courtyard and the Mares Run Car Park. A disabled student could obtain a permit, and a designated disabled bay is due to be marked out, although the position of this can be changed to suit individual requirements.

Other transport options

Frequent buses to and from the city centre and surrounding area, with bus stop for Citi 5, 6, 15 and 15a at Girton Corner. College-booked taxi returns from the city centre on Thursday and Saturday nights between midnight and 00.10.

General Information

580 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates. For men and women. College is based on two sites: the main site near Girton and a separate community in Wolfson Court, close to the City centre and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. See separate entry for Wolfson Court. Most areas of the College are ground floor and accessible. A manual wheelchair is available to borrow from the Porters' Lodge. Stairclimber also available.

Smoking

There is no smoking in public rooms.

Medical facilities

Two part-time nurses hold a weekday surgery during term (tel. 01223 338937). Sick bay down one step, or contact via the Porters' Lodge. All Porters' are first aiders.

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. Evacuation chairs fitted. Speak to head porter regarding an individual evacuation plan.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One flat in Pear Trees is specifically designed for wheelchair users, with adapted bathroom and kitchen, plus an annex for an assistant if needed. Lift access, through automatic doors. Evacuation via an evac-chair.

Other rooms

There are three en-suite rooms in Hospital Wing but only one of these is a ground floor level and the alternative means of escape is down a few steps.

Also on Hospital Wing there are a number of large bed-sitting rooms that are adjacent to a wheelchair accessible toilet and shower room.

There are a further six en-suite rooms on Pear Trees. They are accessible via a lift but evacuation would be via a staircase. However an evac-chair and assistance could be provided. These rooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Five newly en-suited rooms have been created on Tower Wing but these are all at second floor level and only accessible via staircases.

In addition, any of the taps, handles or other fixtures could be changed to suit particular requirements.

Alarms

Two rooms adapted for a hearing impaired student, with vibrating pillows and visual alarms and bells. Others can be adapted as necessary.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistant possible, in the Pear Trees flat, but please discuss well in advance. Live-in dogs also possible, with large grounds for exercising, but again please discuss well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction encouraged. Staying over vacations can also be arranged, with prior notice.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily during term. Formal Hall once a week. Card system for easy payment. Small kitchens near accommodation so self-catering is an option but a cafeteria charge is included within the residence charge.

Special diets

Most special diets can be catered for, including kosher, with sufficient notice. Information regarding nut allergies is provided. Speak to the catering manager about your individual requirements.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Ramp to Porters' Lodge, through automatic doors for which a card is available from the Lodge. Most areas level and accessible, with few steps in the grounds. Most areas can be reached under cover of the main building. Some gravel in the grounds.Main rear access to College is via a ramp to an automatic door and an intercom to the Porters' Lodge at the Old Kitchens Conference/Visitor entrance.

College buildings in general

Most commonly used areas are ground floor and accessible. There are some heavy doors. Corridors are mostly smooth and wide. Stairs generally have continuous handrails, although some are rather winding and difficult.

Bar

Bar in basement, down steep flight of steps with handrail. No other access. Sloping floor, high bar counter, and low tables and stools. Small bar at ground level outside Old Kitchens with low counter and moveable chairs, open according to demand.

Cafeteria

Ground level access. Very large, smooth and spacious inside. All accessible. Hall next door.However some assistance may be required for wheelchair users.

Chapel

Level access, moveable pews and plenty of space for wheelchairs.

College offices

Most offices, including the tutorial office and bursary, are on the first floor with only stair access. Staff will meet elsewhere by arrangement.

Common rooms

JCR at ground level and spacious. Sofa seating, but other chairs could be moved in if needed. Disabled toilet outside.

Computer facilities

Computer rooms on first and second floors, with only stair access. All rooms are networked, and there are 16 accessible computers in the library.

Dining hall

Level access from cafeteria, through wide door. Large, smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture. One step to high table.

Fellows' areas

Fellows' dining room and drawing room level and accessible, with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet outside. SCR also level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Gardens

Gardens mostly level and accessible. Some gravel paths and some paving, but no longer any unavoidable cobbles. Some benches.

Laundry

Laundry at ground level and accessible.

Library

Ground level access with doorbell for assistance. Flooring a mixture of wooden and carpeted. Spacious, with plenty of workspace. Staffed whenever open. The librarian has attended training sessions at the Disability Resource Centre, and all staff will help as necessary. Disabled toilet within library. Books split between ground floor and first floor, with a fetching service provided if needed. Catalogue accessible remotely from the library's web page. Renewals possible by email, phone or fax.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Ramp with handrail to Porters' Lodge, through two heavy doors which are held open. Intercom for assistance. Post room next to Porters' Lodge, level and accessible.

Sport facilities

Gym has one step down. Small swimming pool, up three large steps, with no lifeguard. Tennis courts and sports fields all on site.

Toilets

Six disabled toilets around College, including near Porters' Lodge, Fellows' areas, JCR, and in and near library.

Other

  • Old Hall meeting room at ground level, spacious, with moveable furniture.
  • Reception room meeting room at ground level, with a large table and moveable chairs.
  • Stanley Library meeting room at ground level, spacious, with moveable furniture.
  • Emily Davies meeting room on first floor, with only stair access.
  • People's Portraits exhibition based around three floors of stairs — a stairclimber has recently been purchased to allow access to all portraits.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information, and on coloured paper, on request. Touch readable and Braille buttons at intercoms.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting and large windows. Extra lights on desks. Photocopier available for text enlargement. Magnifying glass available, and other equipment can be acquired. The librarian has attended training sessions at the Disability Resource Centre, and all staff will help as necessary.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear colour map of the College at the Porters' Lodge and round College. Clear green on white directional signs around the building. The site is fairly large.

Other

  • Lighting in most main areas has been improved, and steps and stairs have mostly been marked.
  • Stairs generally have continuous handrails.
  • Bar is in basement, with red walls and little natural light.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Old Hall, Stanley Library, Old Kitchens, Reception room and chapel. Portable loop available, but arrange in advance.

Alarms

Two rooms adapted for a hearing impaired student, with vibrating pillows and visual alarms and bells. Others can be adapted as necessary.

Other

  • Library is generally softly furnished and quiet.
  • There is little traffic noise as the site is set back from the main road.
  • The security system uses flashing lights as well as sound alarm.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Extra tuition can be arranged for students with Specific Learning Difficulties, and financial support can be given for assessments and equipment.
  • Special arrangements, for example borrowing arrangements with the library, can be made on a case by case basis in liaison with the student's tutor.
  • All arrangements are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Ongoing access improvements, as finances allow.
  • If you have any needs or suggestions, please discuss them well in advance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Girton College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Girton College.

Contact Details

Address
Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH
Tel.
01223 338 892
Fax
01223 311 566
Email
warden@girton.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Maureen Hackett, Warden
Tel.
01223 338 891
Fax
01223 311 566
Email
mh208@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

A ten minute walk to the city centre. Ten minutes to the Sidgwick Site and University Library along Grange Road. 20 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site. Very close to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences and Isaac Newton Institute.

Traffic

Clarkson Road is a fairly quiet residential street. Speed restrictions are in place along Grange Road. Pavements outside are rather uneven, with few dropped kerbs.

Services and shops

City centre. The cafeteria in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences is open during the day.

Parking

Car park on site, with clearly marked disabled bay next to the ramped entrance. Swipe card at barrier, but an intercom could be installed if needed. Disabled students can obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stops on Grange road. Other bus stops on Madingley Road.

General Information

Accommodates mostly second year undergraduates and postgraduates from Girton College. Five Fellows are resident. See also main entry for Girton College. Access is generally very good as main areas are all at ground level. Proximity card security system in some areas.

Smoking

No smoking in public areas.

Medical facilities

Two College nurses based in main Girton site, called if necessary via porters' lodge.

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No evacuation chairs needed as there are no lifts. Fire exits all level.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One newly built flat specifically designed for wheelchair users, with adapted bathroom and kitchen. Ground floor, near graduate accommodation.

Other rooms

Six en suite rooms, two of which are at ground level. Access to most ground floor rooms difficult due to narrow corridors.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistant possible in accessible flat or adjacent room. Live-in assistance dogs are no problem, but no other pets are allowed.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction encouraged. Staying over vacations is also possible.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria offers three meals daily on weekdays during term, plus lunch on Saturday and lunch and dinner on Sunday. Catering provision out of term varies. Self-catering would be possible.

Special diets

Most special diets can be catered for, including kosher with advance notice. Products containing nuts are marked. Speak to the catering manager/head chef about your needs.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Side entrance to foyer ramped, with handrail, through wide manual door. Intercom for assistance, and Porters on duty 24 hours. Most areas accessible and under cover.

College buildings in general

Most public areas are on ground floor of main building and accessible. Library separate, but can be reached under cover. There are several heavy fire doors, and some corridors are narrow. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Bar

Level access through wide door. Moveable round tables and chairs. High bar counter. Large disabled toilet adjacent.

Cafeteria

Level, very spacious and all accessible, with fairly low tray rails. Staff will help as necessary. University card payment.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

All offices, including tutorial office, warden, and disability liaison officer, are on ground floor and accessible.

Common rooms

MCR at ground level, spacious, and moveable chairs with armrests. 'Airport Lounge' seating area at ground level and open plan, with sofas and low tables.

Computer facilities

Several PCs, one Mac, and power points for laptops above library, accessible only by stairs with handrail. All rooms are networked, and help can be given towards buying a computer if necessary.

Dining hall

Next to cafeteria servery. Divided into two sections. One section has fixed American-diner style tables and seating, with moveable chairs at one end. Other section is more spacious, with standard moveable chairs and tables.

Fellows' areas

No designated common areas for Fellows and no high table.

Gardens

All areas accessible via ramps, and paving is fairly smooth and level. One area due to be relandscaped and raised to improve access.

Laundry

Ground level and accessible. Token operated. Bedders can help if necessary, and a washing machine could possibly be installed in the accessible flat.

Library

Main library on main Girton site. Arrangements can be made for transfer of books if necessary. Wolfson Court houses the Law library and a reading room of reference-only books. Proximity card access through level doors, with plenty of workspace and most shelves accessible round edge of room. Chairs have armrests.

Porters' lodge and post room

Level access from main College, or ramped from outside with intercom for assistance. Pigeonholes at ground level nearby, and an appropriate pigeonhole can be reserved if necessary.

Sport facilities

No gym or sports fields on site — see main entry for Girton College.

Toilets

Large disabled toilet, with baby change, near bar.

Other

  • Sheila Gillies meeting room, seminar room and music room all at ground level and accessible, with moveable furniture.
  • Privately run nursery on site, with priority places for members of Girton.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information, and on coloured paper, on request.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnification equipment such as magnifying glasses could be acquired if necessary. Extra lights can be provided. Photocopier available for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Little directional signposting around the site, but most main rooms have clear white-on-black signs in place. Sign outside main entrance tends to be obscured by foliage in summer months.

Other

  • Little overhead lighting in rooms. Lighting is being gradually upgraded, and extra lights can be provided if necessary.
  • Lighting around site at night fairly dim.
  • Stairs are all marked, and have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Sheila Gillies Room, seminar room and reading room. Portable loop available from porters' lodge.

Alarms

Several rooms have been adapted for hearing impaired students with visual and sensory alarms. More can be adapted if needed.

Other

  • The site is set back from the main Madingley Road and is generally quiet.
  • Cafeteria is harshly furnished and can be noisy at busy times.
  • Many areas carpeted and quiet, especially library.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Extra tuition can be arranged for students with Specific Learning Difficulties, and financial support can be given for assessments and equipment.
  • All arrangements are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Automatic door openers and intercoms can be installed if needed.
  • A flat in the main building could also be converted into a wheelchair-accessible room if needed.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Girton College - Wolfson Court. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Girton College - Wolfson Court.

Contact Details

Address
Trinity Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1TA
Tel.
01223 332 400
Fax
01223 332 456

Access Issues

Contact
Admissions Office
Tel.
01223 332 440
Fax
01223 332 456
Email
ymh23@cam.ac.uk or admissions@cai.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. A 10–15 minute walk to the Downing Site, New Museums Site, Sidgwick Site and University Library.

Traffic

Traffic is restricted along Trinity Street weekdays 10am–4pm, but it is still rather busy with service vehicles, buses and bicycles. Pavements are narrow and cluttered with bicycles, and road surfaces are often cobbled and uneven.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Gravel car park by Harvey Court accommodation block, on West Road. Disabled students can obtain a permit. Several designated disabled bays on King's Parade for short-term parking.

Other transport options

Bus station ten minutes walk away. Uni 4 and Citi 4 bus leaves from West Road.

General Information

475 undergraduates and 230 postgraduates. For men and women. An old College, with many listed buildings. A new building in West Road has good access for disabled students.

Smoking

No smoking in College buildings, including student rooms.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term (tel. 01223 338 421).

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. The College does have evacuation chairs.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One room adapted for wheelchair use in Old Court, with wet room and small adapted kitchen. The new building in West Road, the Stephen Hawking building and Harvey Court have individual sets suitable for wheelchair use, with en suite bathrooms.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants a possibility, although actual arrangements would be difficult — discuss well in advance. Assistance dogs also a possibility.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction possible. Staying over vacation also negotiable, but you may be asked to move rooms.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner is a served meal in hall. Minimum dining requirement of 36 meals a term. Gyp rooms are small, and not suitable for self-catering. Kitchens near wheelchair-accessible rooms are adapted for wheelchair users.

Special diets

No problems with special diets or allergies. Discuss with Catering Manager. Information on ingredients is available on request.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level entrance through main gate. Access between courts is level or ramped. Surfaces generally slabbed paving, rather uneven, but cobbles can be avoided.

College buildings in general

Access to most buildings on main College site is possible, if sometimes a bit difficult. The new Stephen Hawking building and Harvey Court on West Road have good access.

Bar

Level access to bar. Fairly small inside, with fixed tables but moveable stools. Low bar counter. One step down to Green room.

Cafeteria

Serves lunch and dinner. Access via hall. Smooth and level, with low serving counters, but fairly small.

Chapel

Level access through two sets of double doors. Usually one door of each set is bolted. Level throughout, with fixed pews but some ground floor seating. Space for a wheelchair.

College offices

Most offices are on ground floor, but up several steps. Staff can meet you elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

JCR on ground floor, but down one step. MCR is also on ground floor, but up one small step. Temporary ramps can be made available. Both have plenty of space inside.

Computer facilities

Computer room in basement of library, accessed via back door and small wheelchair lift. Almost all rooms networked, except for those in some outlying hostels.

Dining hall

Main dining hall on first floor, accessed via a large flight of stairs with handrail. Disabled access via a small lift to high table, and a temporary ramp down to the main area.

Fellows' areas

Mostly on mezzanine level, accessed via stairs, with handrail, or small lift. Disabled toilet on that level.

Gardens

Located off main site, near Harvey Court. Rather lumpy gravel paths and uneven lawn, accessible but with difficulty. Few benches.

Laundry

Laundry rooms in Harvey Court are well accessible for wheelchair users. Bedders can help with washing.

Library

First floor, up many stairs from main entrance. Lift from back entrance. Several steps down to lift, with a small wheelchair lift to one side. Two levels of shelves, only one accessible by lift. Proximity card access throughout. Spacious and carpeted.

Porters' lodge and post room

Large step up to porters' lodge, through narrow doors. Intercom near door. Mail is kept near the bar, with level access.

Sport facilities

No gym. Sports fields on Barton Road, pavilion not accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on mezzanine level (near Fellows' areas), in library (near the lift) and in the Stephen Hawking building.

Other

  • Bateman auditorium in Caius Court has tiered seating, level access to stage and audience, and space for wheelchairs at the front of the seating area.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

No directional signposting, but most staircases are clearly marked. The main site is small, and wayfinding is not a problem.

Other

  • Most steps and stairs are unmarked, but generally have handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in porters' lodge.

Alarms

Adapted sets in the new Stephen Hawking building and Harvey Court have visual and sensory alarms. More could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Visitors are restricted, so the College is generally quiet.
  • Quiet period over exam time.
  • Library in particular has nice soft furnishings, and is very quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Other access improvements will be made as and when they are needed.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Gonville and Caius College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 11th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Gonville and Caius College.

Contact Details

Address
Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 8PH
Tel
01223 747 111
Fax
01223 507 206
Website
http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Miss Tanya Cunningham, Tutorial Administrator
Tel.
01223 747 201
Fax
01223 747 206
Email
tc291@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Hills Road, 1.5 miles out of the city centre. Homerton College and the Faculty of Education are next door to one another. The College is within half a mile of the Addenbrooke's Site and Hospital.

Traffic

Hills Road can be very busy during rush hour. Pavements and cycle paths are wide.

Services and shops

Some small convenience stores in the vicinity including an entertainment park, which has a fully accessible cinema, bowling alley, nightclub and several restaurants.

Parking

Large student car park, with four designated disabled bays. Disabled students can obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop outside. Bus stops also for C1, C7, 13 and 13a. Babraham Park and Ride is fairly close by.

General Information

Approximately 600 undergraduates and 320 PGCE and 400 full and part-time Higher Degree students. For men and women. A high proportion of students and staff are involved with the Faculty of Education. The Mary Allen building contains the main reception and library, and is fully accessible. The Cavendish building contains most social and eating areas. There are several new accommodation blocks. Two manual wheelchairs available to borrow from the Porters' Lodge. Another manual wheelchair is kept in the surgery.

Smoking

No smoking in public buildings, including offices and student rooms.

Medical facilities

Part-time nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term (tel. 01223 747 248). Surgery on ground floor of West House, near first year accommodation.

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. There are evacuation chairs in most buildings. Buildings are divided into fireproof compartments — if the alarm sounds move horizontally through the building away from the fire.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Specially designed rooms suitable for wheelchair users in new accommodation blocks: four in West House, two in East House and four in South Court. Rooms can be adapted as necessary.

Other rooms

All rooms in new accommodation blocks are ensuite, and many are ground floor.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and dogs a possibility. However, there is pressure on accommodation, so please discuss well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction for disabled students encouraged. Staying over vacation is possible on arrangement, at a reduced rate. You may be asked to move rooms.

Catering arrangements

Dining hall serves hot and cold buffet style meals daily. Snacks and light lunches available from buttery. Formal hall once a week. EPOS card system in place, meaning rent includes a certain contribution to meals, which is spent from the Camcard. Kitchens facilities vary, but in the new blocks particularly self catering is possible. There is a four burner electric hob and a microwave in most kitchens.

Special diets

Most ordinary special diets can be catered for, including halal on request. Information for nut allergies provided. Speak to the Catering Manager about your special diet.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level and very accessible, with good well-lit paved paths between buildings. The site is rather large, and the buildings are dispersed across it.

College buildings in general

Most buildings, rooms and social areas have good access. There is level access and lifts in Mary Allen and Cavendish buildings, and in accommodation blocks. A proximity card security system operates around most buildings.

Bar

Large bar in Cavendish building. Level access, smooth and spacious inside, with moveable furniture and a fairly low bar counter. There is a small buttery inside serving drinks and snacks.

Cafeteria

Servery next to Hall, with level access. Plenty of space, and staff will help.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Most offices on ground floor of Cavendish building. Staff will meet elsewhere if necessary.

Common rooms

JCR - on ground floor of Queen's Wing, with TV and table football. Spacious, with moveable furniture. MCR Room on the ground floor of Queen's Wing with a TV, DVD player and small kitchenette. Staff common room in Ibberson building, level and spacious.

Computer facilities

Most public computers are on ground floor and accessible. All rooms are networked.

Dining hall

In Cavendish building. Level access to all areas except for the dais at high table. Smooth inside, plenty of space, with moveable chairs.

Fellows' areas

Fellows' Dining Room has ramped and level access, and is spacious inside, with moveable chairs.

Gardens

Gardens around site. Generally smooth paved paths and lawn, with some benches. Paths are lit at night.

Laundry

Each accommodation block has its own laundry, all on ground floor and accessible.

Library

Over three floors in Mary Allen building. Level access to ground floor, with outside lift to upper floors, through fire doors with assistance from the Porters. Plenty of space between shelves.

Porters' lodge and post room

Porters' Lodge in Mary Allen building, with level access. Pigeonholes are on the ground floor of Queen's Wing.

Sport facilities

No gym. Sports fields on site, and football pitch nearby. Dance studio on site, with level access.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on all three floors of Mary Allen building, on ground floor of Cavendish building, in Science Block, and on each floor of all new accommodation blocks.

Other

  • Auditorium in Mary Allen building. Level access and moveable furniture, with space for a wheelchair.
  • Dance studio near Cavendish building, level and accessible.
  • Science block all on ground floor, with ramped entrance.
  • Meeting rooms in Ibberson building, with wheelchair access via platform lift.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome, but please advise in advance.

Computer facilities

Some special software and wide screens for text enlargement are available from the computer officer and can be installed where needed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on request in the computer centre.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear directional signposting around the site and in individual buildings.

Other

  • Excellent lighting in public areas, particularly the hall, bar and library.
  • Paths are lit at night.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Portable loop available, but please arrange in advance with the conference officer.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Generally very quiet around the site, as most buildings are far from the road.
  • Bar is harshly furnished, so can be noisy when busy.
  • Library is open plan and also rather harshly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Study skills classes open to all students are run in Michaelmas and Lent Terms, in conjunction with the Faculty of Education.
  • Other arrangements are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the DRC. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • New accommodation block, fully accessible, completed October 2007.
  • Other adaptations can be made as necessary.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Homerton College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 4th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Homerton College.

Hughes Hall hosts its own Access Guide information on the Hughes Hall website. Please find full details at: http://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/disability

Contact Details

Address
Mortimer Road,
Cambridge, CB1 2EW
Tel.
01223 334 898
Fax
01223 311 179
Website
http://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
David James, Domestic Bursar
Tel.
01223 334 899
Fax
01223 311 179
Email
domestic.bursar@hughes.cam.ac.uk

Contact Details

Address
Jesus Lane,
Cambridge, CB5 8BL
Tel.
01223 339 339
Fax
01223 339 313
Website
http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Senior Tutor
Tel.
01223 339 468
Fax
01223 339 313
Email
senior-tutor@jesus.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

A five minute walk to the city centre. 15 minutes to the Downing Site and New Museums Site. 20 minutes to the Sidgwick Site and University Library. Close to Grafton Centre, Jesus Green and Midsummer Common.

Traffic

Jesus Lane has traffic in both directions, but is rarely very busy. Victoria Avenue is busy with traffic, but there are two safe crossing points onto Midsummer Common. Pavements are rather uneven, and there are few dropped kerbs.

Services and shops

City centre. Several cafes and small shops on nearby King Street.

Parking

Car park on site with two disabled bays. Entry via Victoria Avenue with intercom for assistance. Student car park with disabled bay in nearby Park Street. Disabled students could obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Bus stops on Jesus Lane. The central bus station is a five minute walk away.

General Information

480 undergraduates and 265 postgraduates. For men and women. An old College, with many listed buildings. Regular access for students or staff with disabilities would be fairly difficult. However, do discuss any needs well in advance as adaptations can often be made. A proximity card security system operates around the College.

Smoking

No smoking permitted in any College buildings.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term (Tel. 01223 339450). Level access to sick bay.

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lqodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No evacuation chairs or other evacuation facilities.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Four newly built wheelchair-accessible rooms in North Court with en suite shower room. Lift to all floors of North Court. Two ground floor accessible rooms in Library Court.

Other rooms

All rooms in North Court are en suite and accessible by lift. Adaptations can be made as necessary.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and dogs a possibility, but please discuss well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction possible, on arrangement. Staying over vacation also possible, but you may be asked to move rooms.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily in hall. One formal hall a week. Self-catering would be possible in North Court — one kitchen is currently adapted. Catering charge payable unless there is a medical reason.

Special diets

Most special diets can be catered for, including kosher with advance notice. Speak to the catering manager. Kosher kitchen in one staircase.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Two worn steps down to main gate. Level access with proximity card through side entrance or Victoria Avenue car entrance. College based around several courts, with fairly uneven slabbed paths. Most areas accessible, and all cobbles avoidable.

College buildings in general

Many buildings are up or down a step, and have steep, winding staircases. Not all stairs or steps have handrails. Doors are often double doors, with one bolted shut from inside. Access to main areas is usually possible, but difficult for regular users.

Bar

Ground level via ramp with handrail, through heavy doors. Newly refurbished. Level and sloping, with low seating and tables. Disabled toilet outside.

Cafeteria

Cafeteria opposite hall, up flight of stairs with handrails. Stairclimber available, but arrange in advance. Sufficient space inside.

Chapel

Easiest entrance has two steps down. Ramp available, but arrange in advance. Spacious, with moveable seating. More steps to screen and choir area.

College offices

Tutorial office, and most other College offices, up steep sets of stairs. Staff will meet elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

JCR/TV room up and down a step. Rather small, with low sofas. MCR at ground level.

Computer facilities

Computer room off library, through wide door. Proximity card access. All rooms networked.

Dining hall

Up flight of stairs, with handrails most of the way. Stairclimber available, but arrange in advance. Smooth and spacious inside, with low moveable chairs and long tables. Regular toilets up several more stairs.

Fellows' areas

SCR and Fellows' dining room both up stairs, with handrails. Stairclimber available, but arrange in advance. One step up to high table from hall.

Gardens

Level, occasionally uneven, paths and lawn around site. A few benches. Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, and the river Cam are nearby.

Laundry

Laundry in basement of North Court, accessible by lift, through heavy doors.

Library

Ground level entrance with proximity card, through two sets of heavy manual doors. Over three floors, with lift to all floors. Plenty of shelf and workspace. Disabled toilet on first floor.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Level access from Court, or ramp down from main entrance. Unmarked high bell for assistance outside entrance. Mail room in JCR, up and then down a step, but porters can keep post at lodge on arrangement.

Sport facilities

Ground level gym. Sports fields on site. Pavilion recently refurbished, with disabled toilet and accessible changing rooms.

Toilets

Disabled toilets outside bar, on first floor of library, and in sports pavilion.

Other

  • Party room and music room above bar, accessible via new platform lift. Level, smooth and spacious inside, with moveable furniture.
  • Alcock Room and other meeting rooms are up stairs, with no access.
  • Upper Hall up flight of stairs from hall. Stairclimber available and can climb up fire escape, but arrange in advance.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Touch-readable and Braille buttons in library lift. Audio information in North Court lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting generally. Catalogue markings and other signs are small and hard to read. Photocopier available for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Little directional signposting. The site is large and fairly complex, so can be confusing for first time visitors. Colour map available from porters.

Other

  • Dim lighting around site at night, with several dark areas and passages.
  • Few steps and stairs are marked, and many do not have continuous handrails.
  • Chapel rather dim due to heavily coloured stained glass windows.
  • Lighting in hall dimmed for dinner, but can be adjusted on request.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

One staircase, with 12 student rooms, fitted with induction loop. Induction loops in chapel and main meeting rooms.

Alarms

Rooms can be adapted for hearing impaired students as required, and have been in the past.

Other

  • Echoey in hall and chapel, as they are both large, with harsh furnishings and high ceilings.
  • Library carpeted, but open plan and sound does travel in busy periods.
  • The College as a whole is set back from the main road, so there is little traffic noise.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

No access improvements planned currently, but please discuss any needs or suggestions.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Jesus College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 3 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Jesus College.

Contact Details

Address
King's Parade,
Cambridge, CB2 1ST
Tel.
01223 331 100
Fax
01223 331 193
Email
undergraduate.admissions@kings.cam.ac.uk
graduate.admissions@kings.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Phillip Isaac, Domus Bursar
Tel.
01223 761 375
Fax
01223 331 315
Email
philip.isaac@kings.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. A 10–15 minute walk to Downing Site and New Museums Site. Five minutes to Sidgwick Site and University Library from Garden Hostels.

Traffic

Traffic is restricted along King's Parade, but it can still be busy with cars and bicycles in both directions. Pavements are uneven, crowded, and often cluttered.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Several disabled bays on King's Parade. Small forecourt in front of King's can often be used for quick visits, but check with the porters first (tel. 01223 331 100). Main car park off West Road, near Garden Hostels. Disabled students could obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop in Trumpington Street nearby.

General Information

General

Approx 424 undergraduates and 232 postgraduates. For men and women. Large, well-known College located directly in the historic city centre. Access is fairly difficult for wheelchair users, as almost all buildings are listed.

Smoking

Currently no smoking in public buildings. Smoking allowed in some (but not all) private rooms. (Smoking is not permitted in rooms used for conferences, or rooms which have been refurbished since 2010.)

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term, noon–2pm (tel. 01223 331 650).

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. Evacuation chairs in some places.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One wheelchair-accessible room with adapted en suite bathroom in New Garden Hostel and a further wheelchair-accessible room with adapted en suite bathroom on the main College site. Market Hostel offers a disabled accessible bathroom which is not en suite.

Other rooms

Many of the more modern accommodation blocks are now en suite and accessible, depending on your needs. New Garden Hostel, Market Hostel, St Edward's Passage Hostel and the Keynes Building may be suitable.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants could possibly be accommodated, and grants may be available to help towards the cost. Assistance dogs have been accommodated in the past.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction possible on arrangement. Staying over vacation depends on accommodation, and you may be asked to move rooms.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily (brunch and dinner at weekends) in hall. Epos card payment. Formal hall once a week in term time. Kitchen facilities vary greatly according to accommodation — New Garden Hostel, Market Hostel and King's Parade (for graduate students) are the best for self-catering.

Special diets

Most special diets can be accommodated with notice — speak to the catering manager. Information regarding nut allergies is provided.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to main entrance during day. Gates closed at night, and entry is through key-locked door with high threshold. Bell for assistance. Level back entrance through very heavy key-locked gate. Surfaces mostly paved or gravel, with some cobbles.

College buildings in general

Access to most main buildings awkward. Main Keynes building is up several steps from Front Court, with no handrail. Access via Webb's Court and corridor around ground floor of Keynes accommodation. A powered entrance now available from Webb's Court.

Bar

Keynes building. Carpeted, level or sloping inside, and fairly spacious. No low bar counter. Disabled toilet down short ramp. ‘Cellar’ bar in basement, down dark, narrow stairs, with no lift.

Cafeteria

Keynes building. Level access from bar or hall. Can get crowded at peak times. Low tills and tray rails. Staff will help as necessary.

Chapel

Ask at North Gate for the doors to be opened. A few steps inside, covered by steep temporary ramps. Plenty of space for wheelchairs, but arrange in advance if attending a concert or ticketed service.

College offices

Most College offices, including tutorial, development, accounts and catering offices, are up several steps. Staff will meet elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

JCR within bar. MCR up a large flight of stairs, with handrail, but no lift. Low sofas and chairs inside.

Computer facilities

Computer room in basement, down a narrow flight of stairs with no handrail. All individual rooms networked. Computers in library accessed by lift.

Dining hall

Keynes building. Level access from cafeteria or bar. Very large inside, with large well-spaced tables and moveable chairs.

Fellows' areas

Two steps up from Front Court, or ramp via Webb's Court. Disabled toilet reached via another door in Webb's Court.

Gardens

Fellows' gardens across Queen's Road, through key-locked gate. Mostly level, but gravel paths make it hard going for wheelchairs. Large level grass area. Few benches.

Laundry

Main laundry in basement, down steep stairs. New Garden Hostel laundry at ground level. Laundry in Spalding Hostel on ground floor.

Library

First and second floors of Webb's Court. Ramp to main door, and small lift up to library. Swipe card access. Some sections up several steps, with no handrail. Toilet down steps, with no handrail. High shelves and cramped workspaces. Staffed office hours.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Porters' Lodge up one step. Post room up several steps, with no handrail. Porters can keep or deliver post for you on arrangement. Lodge manned 24 hours a day.

Sport facilities

Small gym in basement of Webb's court, down steep, slippery ramp and through narrow heavy door. No supervision or alarm. Telephone available.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in bar, rather awkward due to inward opening door. Disabled toilet in Saltmarsh room and in Webb's Court, near Beves room entrance.

Other

  • Beves meeting/dining room has level access from cafeteria and Keynes corridor, also ramped access via Webb's Court. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture.
  • Saltmarsh rooms up a twisting flight of stairs, with handrail. Access is possible via library lift, but arrange in advance. Disabled toilet inside.
  • Both Gibb's building and A staircase, where most Fellows have their offices, are accessed only via long flights of stairs. No lifts are currently possible, although arrangements could be made to have supervisions and meetings elsewhere.
  • Coffee shop accessed via ramp from bar. Low counter. Small but not cramped, and staff will help carry drinks and food to tables. Moveable chairs and tables, some with armrests. Some low sofas and chairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Lighting in library rather dim, but portable lamps are available on request.

Signs and wayfinding

Very little signposting around College (except to keep off the grass). Staircases are labelled, mostly externally, but you have to look closely. Ask porters for directions.

Other

  • Bar and coffee shop very well lit, with big windows.
  • Strobe lighting is sometimes used in the cellar bar and during King's Events. Ask the organiser in advance if it will bother you.
  • Hall can be very dimly lit, especially for formal dinners.
  • Little lighting in Fellows' gardens, although the paths to New Garden Hostel are dimly lit.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently available.

Alarms

No sensory fire alarm available.

Other

  • Music in bar often loud, but staff will turn it down on request. Softly furnished, so good acoustics during the day. Cellar bar (when open) controlled by sound monitor.
  • Chapel is very large and echoey. No loop or other sound enhancement system installed. Ask to be seated appropriately if attending a special service.
  • Hall is also large and echoey.
  • Coffee shop is furnished with sofas and dining chairs and can be very noisy at peak times.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

The information on this page is the responsibility of King's College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 8 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with King's College.

Contact Details

Address
Lady Margaret Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0BU
Tel.
01223 332 190
Fax
01223 332 178
Email
lcc-admin@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr. Maria Purves
Tel.
01223 330280
Email
lcc-admissions@lists.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

A ten minute walk to the city centre. 20–25 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site. 15 minutes to Sidgwick Site and University Library. Close to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Traffic

Lady Margaret Road can get rather busy during rush hour. No pedestrian crossings.

Services and shops.

City centre. Histon Road has supermarkets with car parking, local shops, and a petrol station.

Parking

Parking available on main site near accommodation and other main buildings. Some marked disabled bays. Car parking permits available.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus leaves from Grange Road, a 5–10 minute walk away.

General Information

150 mature undergraduates and 180 postgraduates. For women only aged 21 and over. Fairly modern College, founded in the 1960s, known for its open and welcoming attitude towards female students from all backgrounds.

Smoking

No smoking in any building, including student bedrooms. Two designated smoking areas on campus.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekly surgery. Times on the Lucy Cavendish website. Email nurse@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you need help evacuating in an emergency. No special procedures or facilities.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Three rooms adapted for students with physical disabilities. All are en suite, with nearby adapted kitchens.

Other rooms

All accommodation blocks have level access and some ground floor rooms. Many are en suite, particularly in the new accommodation blocks.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Assistants can be accommodated, as there are sets with two rooms which share a kitchen and bathroom. Dogs can also be accommodated, and there are gardens in which they can exercise.

Early induction and vacation stays

No problem with early induction or staying over the Christmas and Easter vacations. Students intending to stay over the long vacation will need to inform the Domestic Bursar as some on-campus rooms are used for conference guests.

Catering arrangements

Lunch is served in cafeteria every day, and an evening meal three times a week. Formal hall once, sometimes twice, a week. No breakfast served. Every room has access to a kitchen, and self-catering is easy. There are adapted kitchens near the adapted rooms.

Special diets

Special diets and allergies can usually be accommodated. Speak to the catering staff.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level entrance from street. Paths are paved or gravel. New concrete path linking Warburton Hall (dining hall) and Strathaird building. New ramp with handrail linking College House and the Porters Lodge. Some paths are uneven and lumpy and can also be fairly narrow in places. All areas of the College grounds accessible, with few steps.

College buildings in general

Most buildings fully accessible, at least to ground level. College House and Barrmore have one step, otherwise buildings are ramped and have wide doors. Security system at every entrance, operated by proximity card.

Bar

Level access. Smooth and spacious inside, with moveable round tables and chairs. Disabled toilet.

Cafeteria

Self-service cafeteria, with plenty of space. Lift down to cafeteria. Eating takes place in hall next door. Card and cash system for payment.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

In College House, which has one step up to entrance. A ramp is under consideration. Other rooms available to meet.

Common rooms

Next to bar. Level access, and disabled toilet in bar.

Computer facilities

In basement of library, accessible via lift. Disabled toilet upstairs in library. All on-campus accommodation networked.

Dining hall

Large lift down to hall. Smooth and spacious, with moveable tables and chairs. Disabled toilet.

Fellows' areas

SCR has level access.

Gardens

In College site. Paths are rather uneven, lumpy and narrow. Some gravel. Some benches.

Laundry

Level access, through a narrow door.

Library

Lift to all levels. Rather narrow and stiff double doors into bookshelves themselves. Staff will help fetch books during working hours. Disabled toilet.

Porters' lodge and post room

In brand new extension. Level access through wide door. No problems.

Sport facilities

Gym on ground floor of Oldham Hall. Accessible. No sports fields.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in bar, hall, library and Strathaird building.

Other

  • Music pavilion up one step. A ramp is under consideration.
  • Strathaird building is often used for conferences and meetings. Level access to ground floor. Disabled toilet.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome. Gardens available for exercise.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Big windows, and very well lit. Good contrast of furniture.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signs on buildings themselves, little signage between buildings but large campus map outside porters' lodge.

Other

  • Lighting around College at night is good, with lights activated by motion sensors.
  • Lighting in most buildings good. Hall, bar and library all have large windows.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently. Can be hired or bought if required.

Alarms

No visual or sensory alarms currently.

Other

  • Traffic noise is mostly cut out by trees. The College is generally quiet and peaceful.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.
  • Some fund available to help students with dyslexia.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Ramps for College House and music pavilion are under consideration.
  • Library doors may be replaced.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Lucy Cavendish College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 24th July 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Lucy Cavendish College.

Contact Details

Address
Madingley Hall,
Madingley,
Cambridge, CB3 8AQ
Website
http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/who-we-are/madingleyhall

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Ian Willis, Hall Manager
Email
giw1000@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Located in Madingley Village, around three miles from the city centre. See the website for maps and travel directions.

Traffic

Madingley Village itself is quiet and peaceful, with little traffic. Madingley Road, however, is always busy at peak times.

Services and shops

Three Horseshoes public house in Madingley Village has a good reputation. There are no other services or shops in the village.

Parking

Sufficient parking. Marked disabled parking at the front of the Hall.

Other transport options

Buses are very infrequent. You are advised to travel by taxi if you are not driving.

General Information

Madingley Hall can accommodate around 90 students for short-term courses at the Institute of Continuing Education, which is based on the site. The Hall can also be hired for training events, conferences and other functions. Access to most areas of the ground floor within the Hall is currently good.

Smoking

No smoking in any building.

Medical facilities

First aiders normally on site.

Emergency procedures

Please advise on your application form if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. Ground level access and egress only.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Three rooms suitable for wheelchair users, all en suite.

Other rooms

All rooms are en suite and many are on the ground floor.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs possible on prior arrangement.

Early induction and vacation stays

Not applicable. Accommodation for courses is on a fixed short-term basis.

Catering arrangements

Fully catered and served meals. Self-catering would not be possible.

Special diets

Special diets can be catered for. Please inform staff of any dietary requirements upon application.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Grounds generally level and all areas accessible by wheelchair. Paths are generally gravel.

College buildings in general

Level access to Hall via front entrance. All areas on the ground floor, including the attached courtyard, library and administration buildings, are accessible. There are currently no lifts to the upper floor, but most public areas are at ground level.

Bar

Ground floor of Hall, fairly spacious, with moveable furniture. High bar counter.

Cafeteria

See entry for dining hall. All meals are served.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Administration offices attached to main Hall at ground level, some accessible.

Common rooms

Seating area in bar. Lounge on upper floor, currently accessed only by stairs with a continuous handrail.

Computer facilities

Wireless internet and laptop loanavailable.

Dining hall

Dining hall ground level, spacious, with moveable furniture.

Gardens

Extensive gardens around Hall. All accessible, although the gravel paths and some steep slopes may be difficult for those with impaired mobility.

Laundry

Clothes washing service available on request. Please speak to reception.

Library

Ground floor book store (not a reading library as such) attached to main Hall at ground level. Accessible, but rather cramped.

Porters' lodge and post room

Reception on ground floor of Hall near main entrance, level and accessible. Porter on duty 24 hours. Call 100 from an internal phone to contact reception. Mail posted on noticeboard nearby.

Sport facilities

Croquet lawn, (very) level.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor of main Hall.

Other

  • Teaching and seminar rooms on both ground and upper floors. Sessions can take place at ground level but please inform in advance if this is necessary.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome. No other dogs allowed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information available. Information in other formats may be possible on request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available on request.

Signs and wayfinding

Large sign to Hall off main road. Signage around the Hall and grounds is under review, and expected to be improved shortly.

Other

  • Most stairs have continuous handrails.
  • Lighting around the Hall and in public areas generally good.
  • Garden paths are not automatically lit at night, as you are encouraged not to visit these areas in the dark.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Fixed induction loop in reception. Portable loops available. Please inform in advance if you require an induction loop to be used.

Alarms

Vibrating fire pagers available.

Other

  • Dining hall rather echoey and can be noisy when busy. Acoustics consultants have advised there is little that can be done to improve acoustics in the dining hall.
  • Madingley Hall as a whole is quiet and peaceful, away from traffic and city noise.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Please inform upon application of any Specific Learning Difficulties or support requirements. Support will be given as needed.

Planned Access Improvements

A lift is under consideration for 2011 (funding and permissions dependant).

Other Useful Information

Please inform of any specific requirements or support needs upon application. All efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Madingley Hall. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Madingley Hall.

Contact Details

Address
Magdalene Street,
Cambridge, CB3 0AG
Tel.
01223 332 100
Fax
01223 462 589
Website
http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Assistant Bursar
Tel.
01223 332 167
Fax
01233 363 637
Email
assistant.bursar@magd.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Located on edge of city centre. A 10–15 minute walk to Downing Site, New Museums Site, Sidgwick Site and the University Library. Slightly further from Cripps Court, which is located a five minute walk away from the main College site on Chesterton Road.

Traffic

Traffic calming measures are in place outside the main entrance to the College, but it can be busy and pavements are narrow. The College has recently built a safe crossing point on Chesterton Road, between Cripps Court and the main College site.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Underground car park near main College site, with automatic doors operated by security card. Parking available at Cripps Court with designated disabled bays. Disabled students could obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Several bus stops on nearby Bridge Street.

General Information

General

343 undergraduates and 190 postgraduates. For men and women. A traditional College, with many listed buildings which do present significant access problems. Cripps Court, a new building containing accommodation, an auditorium and meeting rooms, has good access. Plans are underway to improve disabled access to the older areas. A security card system is in place around much of the College, which might be inconvenient for anyone with limited dexterity or vision.

Smoking

There is no smoking in College buildings, including study bedrooms, or in First and Second Court.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term, 10am-12am.

Emergency procedures

There is an evacuation chair in Cripps Court, together with lists. (Cripps Court has two designated specially modified disabled rooms.)

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Two specially designed and designated accessible rooms in Cripps Court. These are fully accessible by lift, and have adapted bathrooms and nearby kitchens.

Other rooms

Some en suite rooms, particularly in Cripps Court. Some rooms on main College site are at ground level, and can be adapted as necessary.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs a possibility, but due to pressure on accommodation please discuss well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction and staying over vacation both possible, if arranged in advance.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily in Ramsay hall, and there is also formal hall every night. Small kitchens on main site, with bigger and more fully equipped kitchens in Cripps Court.

Special diets

Most special diets can be accommodated. Speak to the Catering and Conference manager. Information regarding nut allergies is provided.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Three sites: one on either side of Magdalene Street, and Cripps Court on Chesterton Road. Cripps Court is new and fully accessible. The older sites have level entrance and there are ramps between courts, with fairly even paved surfaces.

College buildings in general

Most commonly used rooms and areas in the main College site are accessible, and there are plans to improve this further. Due to the age of the College, however, many less commonly used areas are accessed only by narrow, winding staircases.

Bar

Level entrance, through a single door. Level and fairly spacious inside, with moveable furniture. Accessible toilet just outside.

Cafeteria

Ramped entrance to fairly small servery. Three steps, or a ramp from the other side, down to eating area in Ramsay hall. Spacious, with long tables and moveable chairs.

Chapel

One large step to entrance, through heavy door. Temporary ramp available, but please arrange in advance. Fixed pews, with some room for a wheelchair.

College offices

Most College offices upstairs. Staff will meet elsewhere if necessary.

Common rooms

JCR and MCR both have several small steps.

Computer facilities

Several computer rooms. Cripps Court computer room is fully accessible, and there is a computer in the library.

Dining hall

Ramped entrance. Fairly small inside, with fixed tables and narrow bench seating. One step to high table.

Fellows' areas

SCR up narrow, winding stairs, with a small handrail.

Gardens

Fellows' garden level and accessible, with mostly gravel paths and lawn. There are benches. Work has been recently completed to improve paths and level the gradient of some areas, and also to install better lighting.

Laundry

Various laundries around College, most on ground floor. The Cripps Court laundry is fully accessible.

Library

Level access to ground floor, with security card entry. Upper floor up many stairs and rather cramped, but staff will fetch books in office hours. Plenty of workspace at ground level.

Porters' lodge and post room

Two large steps to Porters' Lodge, and rather small inside. No bell for assistance. Plans are being developed to improve access to the Lodge, and other areas in First Court, in the next few years.

Sport facilities

Small gym in basement, down stairs. Sports fields are shared with St John's College, off Queen's Road, and the pavilion is raised up several steps.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on main site near College bar. Disabled toilets on every floor of Cripps Court. There are also two wheelchair-accessible bedrooms with en suite adapted bathrooms.

Other

  • Auditorium in Cripps Court has level access to both top and bottom of tiered seating area, with designated wheelchair bays at the top.
  • Music rooms and meeting rooms in Cripps Court are all accessible by lift.
  • Benson Hall and Buckingham Room, meeting rooms in the older part of College, both have level entrances and are spacious inside.
  • Amphitheatre and garden in Cripps Court are all ramped and fully accessible.
  • Pepys library, rarely used by students, is up a rather uneven wooden staircase with a handrail on the main site.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome. No other dogs allowed.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. The lift in Cripps Court has both touch-readable and audio information.

Library and magnification equipment

‘Day’ light and magnifier available in library. Other text enlargement equipment can be acquired if necessary.

Signs and wayfinding

College and Cripps Court have good, clear signage.

Other

  • Chapel and hall are very dimly lit. Staircases in the older site are generally also dark, and there are few markings. Handrails are not always continuous.
  • Lighting along paths in Fellows' garden has been installed. In many areas there is no barrier between the path and the river.
  • Cripps Court has large windows and excellent lighting throughout. Stairs there are marked and fitted with continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Porters' Lodge, Library, Benson Hall, auditorium, and in all five meeting rooms in Cripps Court.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • There is some noise in College from traffic, and in summer the punts on the river can be distracting.
  • Library is carpeted and quiet, and most rooms are small and softly furnished.
  • Cripps Court is fairly open plan and echoey, with hard furnishings. However, the auditorium and all meeting rooms have good acoustics and are fitted with induction loops.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Plans are being developed to improve access to the Porters Lodge

Other Useful Information

The College is happy to adapt and acquire facilities if necessary and possible. Please discuss your individual needs well in advance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Magdalene College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Magdalene College.

(Founded as New Hall.)

Contact Details

Address
Huntingdon Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0DF
Tel.
01223 762 100
Fax
01223 763 110
Email
enquiries@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Hilarie Bateman, Disability Liaison Officer
Tel.
01223 762 206
Fax
01223 763 110
Email
hb208@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Out of centre. It is a ten minute walk to the city centre down Castle Hill. 15 minutes to New Museums Site and Downing Site, 15–20 minutes to Sidgwick Site and University Library via Grange Road.

Traffic

Huntingdon Road, Castle Hill and Storey's Way are all very busy with traffic. Pavements are not particularly wide, and crossing the road can be dangerous.

Services and shops

Very little before city centre. A few pubs and Indian restaurants on Castle Hill.

Parking

Parking at front and back entrances. Designated disabled bay. Disabled students can obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop on Madingley Road. Bus stop on Huntingdon Road.

General Information

360 undergraduates and around 90 postgraduates. Modern College, currently women only, but with a mixed fellowship. Conference trade.

Smoking

No smoking in College buildings.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a daily surgery, 9am–12.30pm Mon, Tue, Thurs and Fri, 4pm–7.30pm Wednesday (tel. 01223 762 239).

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. Individual evacuation plans in place for students with disabilities.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Small number of adapted en suite rooms in each of the newer accommodation blocks, including the graduate building.

Other rooms

En suite and accessible accommodation available in Pearl House.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Please contact the College to discuss live-in assistants well in advance. Assistance dogs shouldn't be a problem, but again discuss well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction possible. All students are entitled to stay until end of term. Staying over vacation possible if agreed with tutors in advance, and if accommodation is available.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria is open for lunch, dinner and formal halls during term. Kitchen facilities depend on accommodation, but are generally large. No adapted kitchens. Self-catering is no problem.

Special diets

Most special diets and allergies catered for, if informed in advance.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Ramped front and back entrances. Main building is on three levels, with a lift between all floors except in Old Block. Most facilities are inside this building. Walkway to New Block accommodation, which has a lift to all floors.

College buildings in general

Smooth and level, with wide corridors. Heavy fire doors. Some doors have security card system, which may be difficult if you have limited dexterity.

Bar

On two floors. Outside lift between floors. Main bar is downstairs, through a heavy door. Rather small, but with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet nearby.

Cafeteria

New cafeteria, on first floor next to hall. Lift up to hall. Spacious and level, with helpful staff. Epos card payment. Disabled toilet downstairs near lift.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Mostly ground floor offices.

Common rooms

JCR has level access from lift in Pearl House, and moveable furniture. MCR in graduate building (Canning and Eliza), fully accessible. Quiet room near library, level from corridor, with sofa.

Computer facilities

Computer room is next to library, downstairs via lift. Spacious, with moveable chairs. Security card scan to enter. All individual rooms networked.

Dining hall

Lift to dining hall, and automatic doors. Large, spacious, smooth inside, with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet downstairs, near lift.

Fellows' areas

SCR accessible. One step up to high table in dining hall.

Gardens

Gardens on College site. Mostly smooth slabbed paving.

Laundry

Basement, reasonably accessible via lift.

Library

Level access to downstairs area via lift. Spacious inside. Security swipecard entrance. Two more upper levels, up stairs with handrails. Staff will fetch books if required. Workspaces on downstairs level.

Porters' lodge and post room

Level access from front entrance, through wide manual doors. Post in front entrance.

Sport facilities

Gym has level access via lift. No sports fields. Two tennis courts on site.

Toilets

Disabled toilets downstairs and on ground level, near lift. Disabled toilet in Buckingham House.

Other

  • Buckingham House, fairly new accommodation block and conference centre opposite main entrance, is fully accessible.
  • Canning and Eliza Fok building, new accommodation block, is fully accessible.
  • Vivien Stewart meeting room, in main building, has level access with moveable furniture.
  • Art exhibition downstairs is accessible via lift.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Lift has audio information and touch-readable buttons.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Lighting in library is good.

Signs and wayfinding

Good directional signposting around College.

Other

  • Dining hall is in upstairs dome, with large windows and excellent lighting.
  • Lighting generally fine around College.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in Buckingham House lecture theatre and seminar room, Vivien Stewart meeting room and Long room.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Generally very quiet around College, with little traffic noise.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.
  • One tutor does provide individual help with writing skills.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Murray Edwards College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 15th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Murray Edwards College.

Contact Details

Address
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 9DF
Tel.
01223 335 700
Fax
01223 335 800
Email
porter1@newn.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Terri Apter, Senior Tutor
Tel.
01223 335 700
Fax
01223 335 800
Email
tea20@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

Newnham College is located on Sidgwick Avenue, opposite the Sidgwick Site. Half a mile from the city centre, via a busy road. Quarter mile to Downing Site and New Museums Site. Quarter mile to University Library, walking through the Sidgwick Site.

Traffic

Sidgwick Avenue can get very busy with cars and bicycles, there are usually lots of parked cars. The pavements are narrow and uneven, with few dropped kerbs and few safe crossing places. Newnham Walk and Grange Road are quieter.

Services and shops

There is a small convenience store on Newnham Road, or it is half a mile into the city centre.

Parking

Four car parks, all with level entrances to College. Parking permits for disabled students can be arranged. Visitors advised to park in Fawcett car park near main entrance. Disabled visitors should contact the Head Porter to reserve a space in advance.

General Information

Around 400 undergraduates and 150 postgraduates. For women only. Most of Newnham College is at ground level, and the majority of the rooms are accessed via a long corridor. This corridor is mainly all on one level but has ramps where needed. Two manual wheelchairs are available to borrow. The College has experience of working with people with different abilities and disabilities, and will ensure that all routes and facilities are clearly explained and that assistance is available throughout the visit when requested in advance.

Smoking

The College has a smoke-free policy. A copy of this policy is available below:

Medical facilities

The College Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term, 8.30–10am and also 4–5pm Mon, Tue, Fri and 5–6pm Wed and Thurs (tel. 01223 335 705).

Emergency procedures

Emergency instructions displayed throughout. Emergency telephones connect directly to Porters' Lodge, manned 24 hours. All students, staff and Senior Members have evacuation training, and specific plans are drawn up for individuals when required.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One adapted flat in new graduate accommodation block, with accessible bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and lounge.

Other rooms

Lots of ground floor rooms with nearby accessible bathrooms.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

One live-in assistant at a time could be accommodated, in the adapted flat. Assistance dogs could possibly be accommodated, but would need to be discussed well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Staying over the vacation periods can be arranged with tutorial permission, although students may be asked to change rooms.

Catering arrangements

The buttery serves three meals a day, and there are one or two formal halls a week during term. The student kitchens are generally large and suitable for self-catering, but not currently adapted except in flat.

Special diets

Special diets, including gluten, nut and dairy free are usually no problem. Discuss in advance with catering staff. The staff keep photos of all students with allergies and can provide information on ingredients used in dishes.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to all entrances, apart from two stone steps to main entrance into the Porters' Lodge. Wheelchair users are advised to enter via Fawcett car park entrance. The grounds and gardens are generally level, and most areas are accessible.

College buildings in general

Most public areas are at ground level. Long, wide corridor, with frequent heavy fire doors. The new buttery (cafeteria) has automatic doors at either end of the corridor to allow easy access.

Bar

Steps down to bar, accessible with new wheelchair lift. Spacious inside, mostly stools and round tables. There is a disabled toilet next to the bar.

Buttery (cafeteria)

The new buttery and servery opened in May 2007 with fully accessible automatic doors and a disabled toilet.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Ground floor, with wide doors.

Common rooms

Fawcett JCR has level access, spacious and carpeted inside. Disabled toilet outside. MCR has level access, but no toilet.

Computer facilities

Wolfson room, off library. Fully accessible. Swipecard access after hours. All rooms networked.

Dining hall

Formal dining takes place in College hall in Clough building, which is accessible and has a disabled toilet next door.

Fellows' areas

SCR next to College Hall, level access.

Gardens

Mostly gravel paths, with some cobbles and large lawns. These are accessible from various points. There are lots of benches and tables spread around the gardens during the warmer months and students are allowed on the grass.

Laundry

There are two main central laundries at each end of the College on the ground floor.

Library

Recently refurbished. Level access through two double doors, with swipecard security. Lift to upper level. Spacious, with wide aisles. Large workspaces with moveable chairs. Walkway gives access to Old Library. Disabled toilet next door.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Ground floor, but up two steps from main entrance. Level access via Fawcett car park entrance. The post/pigeon holes are kept in main foyer on ground floor.

Sport facilities

Newnham has a small gym with level access, induction required. There is a sports field and four tennis courts on site. There is no pavilion as College facilities can be used.

Toilets

There are disabled toilets near the bar, Sidgwick Dining Hall, outside the library, next to College Hall and the new buttery, and on the first floor next to the Lucia Windsor Room.

Other

  • The Old Labs performance space, often used for musical events, has level access. It also has a music practice room with level access.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs could probably be accommodated, but discuss in advance.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information and letters on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities currently. Staff are willing to enlarge text on PC or photocopier. There is good lighting.

Signs and wayfinding

There are good black and white signs along corridors with clear directions. There are maps displayed at regular intervals along corridor.

Other

  • Low level lighting in garden at night has recently been improved.
  • Most staircases have marked stairs and handrails.
  • Good lighting generally, and large windows.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Alarms

Vibrating pillow alarms are available.

Other

  • Regulations are in place to minimise noise disturbance in evenings and to limit the times musical instruments can be played.
  • The bar is softly furnished and generally quiet, with occasional live music.
  • Most corridors and staircases carpeted and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements made on an individual basis.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Newnham College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 12th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Newnham College.

Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1RF
Tel.
01223 338 100
Fax
01223 766 409
Website
http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Caroline Burt, Admissions Tutor
Tel.
01223 338 154
Fax
01223 766 409
Email
adm@pem.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

A five minute walk to the city centre and New Museums Site. Back entrance is on Tennis Court Road, opposite Downing Site. 15 minutes to Sidgwick Site and the University Library.

Traffic

Trumpington Street is busy, with open gutters and drains, few crossing places and many bicycles. Pembroke Street is not easy to cross due to traffic in all directions. Tennis Court Road is quiet, but becoming noisier.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Visitors advised to park in the Grand Arcade car park. Spaces for Blue Badge holders are available on Trumpington Street and King's Parade. A disabled student may be able to park on site, but this is very limited.

Other transport options

Accessible Uni 4 bus to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Sidgewick site stops outside Pembroke on Trumpington Street.

General Information

General

400 undergraduates and 294 postgraduates. For men and women. Pembroke is one of the oldest Colleges, and many buildings are listed. The College generally takes a pragmatic approach, and is happy to make provisions for a range of students with disabilities. A manual wheelchair is available to borrow from porters. Please arrange in advance.

Smoking

No smoking in public buildings. Smoking policy currently under review.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday mornings surgery in full term (tel. 01223 338 122).

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No special procedures or facilities. The porters have a list of students who may need help.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Two rooms adapted for wheelchairs, with en-suite bathrooms.

Other rooms

Some ground floor and en-suite rooms are available. The lift in Foundress Court, the new accommodation block, allows for students with mobility issues to access upstairs rooms.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Space for live-in assistants is limited, and would be considered on an individual basis. Assistance dogs would also be considered on an individual basis.

Early induction and vacation stays

No problem with early induction or staying over vacation. Usual room rates, but a hardship fund could pay some costs if necessary.

Catering arrangements

Self-service cafeteria, fully accessible, provides all meals. Limited cooking facilities. No adapted facilities.

Special diets

Catering staff are very flexible, and can cater for most special diets with notice. No arrangements for kosher or halal. Please inform staff about any allergies.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level entrance at all three gates. Paved slabs and York stone, all cobbles are avoidable. All areas ramped and accessible, if sometimes via roundabout routes.

College buildings in general

Almost all public rooms accessible, again sometimes via roundabout routes. Some staircases have level entrance, some one or two steps. Stairs themselves are narrow and twisty, and do not always have handrails.

Bar

Ramped entrance via side door. Recently refurbished, with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet nearby.

Cafeteria

Ramped entrance from Ivy Court. Staff are helpful and will carry trays if necessary.

Chapel

Two steps up to wooden door, then one step into main chapel. Fixed pews. Three more steps to altar. Portable ramps available from the ante-chapel.

College offices

Most College offices at ground level off Ivy Court. Rooms available for meeting elsewhere, by arrangement.

Common rooms

JCR is near bar, ramped entrance via side door. MCR common room is accessible via a step, but portable ramps are available in the college.

Computer facilities

Computer room in basement of Foundress Court, accessible via a lift. All individual rooms networked. Wireless internet available in library and a number of other public spaces in the college.

Dining hall

Ramped entrance from Ivy Court, through wide doors kept open at mealtimes. Level, spacious and smooth inside, with moveable chairs. Ramp up one step to high table.

Fellows' areas

Most Fellows' rooms upstairs. SCR accessible, but there are steep steps from here to high table. High table is accessible from the main hall via a ramp up one step.

Gardens

Large gardens in centre of College. Paths paved or gravel, with gentle slopes onto lawns. Lots of benches.

Laundry

In basement of Foundress Court, accessible via a lift.

Library

Brand new extension. Level entrance through automatic doors. Large and spacious inside, with most books easily reached. Large lift to all levels. Very friendly librarian, who will help with any difficulties. Disabled toilet.

Porters' lodge and post room

Two steps up to front entrances. Back entrance ramped, through automatic door.

Sport facilities

Exercise room in basement of Foundress Court, accessible via a lift. Sports fields in Grantchester Meadows, with disabled toilet in pavilion.

Toilets

Disabled toilets near bar, in library, Nihon meeting room in Foundress Court and in sports pavilion.

Other

  • Party room and music room in basement of Foundress Court, both accessible via a lift.
  • Nihon room on ground floor of Foundress Court, with disabled toilet.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs may be considered. Discuss in advance.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary. Computer office helpful in these matters.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Some admissions tests have been converted into Braille in the past.

Library and magnification equipment

Electronic text magnification device in library. Ask the librarian, who is very helpful. Good lighting.

Signs and wayfinding

No visible signs for directions around College, but all staircases have good signs. Wayfinding not a problem.

Other

  • Gardens and paths are quite dark at night. Powerful torch available to borrow on request.
  • Chapel entrance is extremely dark.
  • Most steps are unmarked, and stairs often do not have handrails.
  • Lighting in hall, cafeteria and other public rooms generally good.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Portable loop available, kept in library.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Most areas of College and public rooms are quiet and peaceful.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Students with a variety of Specific Learning Difficulties are at the College. Arrangements are always on an individual basis.
  • General study skills and revision sessions offered to whole College.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Sports pavilion with disabled toilet due to be completed soon.
  • Planned new graduate accommodation in the next few years.
  • Adaptations can be made as and when the need arises.

Other Useful Information

Pembroke has a generally pragmatic and willing approach towards students with disabilities, but accommodation is limited. Admissions staff will help to find accommodation at other Colleges if necessary.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Pembroke College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 12th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Pembroke College.

Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1RD
Tel.
01223 338 200
Fax
01223 766 147
Email
pag39@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Richard Grigson, Bursar
Tel.
01223 338 214
Fax
01223 337 578
Email
rsgg2@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

A five minute walk to the city centre, Downing Site, and New Museums Site. A 15 minute walk to the Sidgwick Site and University Library, via Silver Street. Close to Old Addenbrooke's Site and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Traffic

Trumpington Street is busy, with poor pavements, open gutters and drains, few crossing places and many bicycles. The junction with Pembroke Street and Silver Street is dangerous. Little St Mary's Lane provides a quieter access to the College.

Services and shops

City centre. There are a few restaurants, cafes and shops on Trumpington Street.

Parking

Car park over Trumpington Street, opposite porters' lodge and near accessible accommodation. Disabled students could obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop in Trumpington Street.

General Information

284 undergraduates and 130 postgraduates. For men and women. The smallest College, and also the oldest. Almost all buildings are listed, making disabled access rather difficult. A ‘buddy’ system is encouraged, whereby students with access needs have someone on hand to help if necessary.

Smoking

No smoking in any College building, including student rooms.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a morning surgery Monday to Saturday during full term (tel. 01223 338248). Two large steps up to sick bay.

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No evacuation chairs. Individual plans can be drawn up if necessary. Safety information is given to all visitors.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One set accessible for wheelchair users, with en suite shower room. Adjacent to basic low-level kitchen.

Other rooms

A number of rooms are on ground floor, and others are accessible by lift. Many rooms have washbasins, and there are a small number of rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants would be difficult due to pressure on accommodation, but each case would be considered individually. Assistance dogs could possibly be accommodated, on advance discussion.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction possible. Staying over vacation also possible, at usual room rates.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily in hall. Epos card or cash payment. There is a catering charge. Self-catering would be difficult.

Special diets

Most special diets can be accommodated with advance notice. Two areas have kosher kitchens. Please speak to the catering manager regarding special diets and allergies.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to main entrance, over a large, very worn (and listed!) paving slab which may be difficult for wheelchairs. Level access to rear via Little St Mary's Lane. Slabbed paving and cobbles. Most areas accessible, sometimes via roundabout routes.

College buildings in general

Many buildings and staircases have one step up or down, and doors tend to be narrow and rather awkward.

Bar

One step up from old Court, through heavy double doors. Smaller step from side door in nearby passage. Small level bar area, with stools and sofa seating.

Cafeteria

Level access through F staircase entrance. Spacious inside, and staff will help carry trays. Epos or cash payment. Eating area in hall.

Chapel

Several steps, both at entrance and within chapel. Fixed pews, and nearly all seating involves steps up and down. Very narrow spaces. Assistance could be given to wheelchair users, but please arrange in advance.

College offices

Tutorial office down one step, and most other College offices up four steps. Staff will meet elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

JCR upstairs, with no handrails. MCR has level entrance from Old Court.

Computer facilities

Level access to computer room with proximity card. All rooms networked. Wireless internet in library.

Dining hall

Level access through low, narrow doors. Small inside, with narrow fixed benches, mostly raised up a small step. One step up, through low, narrow door, from garden.

Fellows' areas

SCR up one small step from Old Court. Level inside, with moveable furniture. Toilets near SCR are up several stairs.

Gardens

Deer Park and Scholars' garden. Access via Gisborne Court, near the kitchens. Gravel paths and lawns, all level and accessible. Some benches in the centre.

Laundry

Coin-operated laundry near accessible accommodation. Main College laundry in basement, down many stairs, or with ramped access through a side door during office hours on arrangement.

Library

Level access through automatic doors, with proximity card entry and push-button exit. Ground level all accessible, with plenty of workspace. Upper floor has stair and lift access. Staffed office hours, and staff will help as necessary.

Porters' lodge and post room

Level access from main gate. Fairly low, open counter.

Sport facilities

Level access to gym, through two sets of double doors, one of which usually bolted. Sports grounds at Grantchester Road, shared with Pembroke College. Pavilion not accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in library and on first floor of F staircase, near the lift.

Other

  • Theatre has ramped access and four designated wheelchair spaces. Two disabled bays outside, entered off Little St Mary's Lane.
  • Lubbock room, near theatre, has ramped access and moveable furniture.
  • Upper hall on F staircase has level access from the lift, and a disabled toilet nearby. Most other function rooms are up stairs.
  • Two manual wheelchairs are available to borrow, from the sick bay.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass and photocopier available for text enlargement. Extra lights are available for individual desks.

Signs and wayfinding

Very few signs, except to the theatre. Small, faint map available from Porters. Wayfinding can be difficult for first time visitors.

Other

  • Many areas of the College grounds have poor lighting at night. Beware steps that are unmarked and do not have handrails.
  • Chapel is extremely dim, due to heavily coloured stained glass windows. Beware the hidden steps and thresholds.
  • Dining is by candlelight, and there is little natural or artificial lighting in the hall.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in lodge, cafeteria and theatre. Portable loop available in lodge.

Alarms

Visual and sensory fire alarms available.

Other

  • Four student rooms have been adapted for hearing impaired students.
  • Chapel is small, but rather echoey.
  • Bar is small, and when loud music is played it can be very noisy.
  • Library is carpeted, softly furnished and quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

Other adaptations can be made as and when necessary, if possible.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Peterhouse. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 12th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Peterhouse.

Queens' College hosts its own Access Guide information on the Queens' College website. Please find full details at: http://www.queens.cam.ac.uk/general-information/disability-access-guide

Contact Details

Address
Silver Street,
Cambridge, CB3 9ET
Tel.
01223 335 511
Fax
01223 335 577
Email
info@queens.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.queens.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Junior Bursar
Tel.
01223 335 520
Fax
01223 335 577
Email
info@queens.cam.ac.uk

 

The information on this page is the responsibility of Queens' College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Queens' College.

Contact Details

Address
Ridley Hall Road
Cambridge, CB3 9HG
Tel.
01223 746 580
Fax
01223 745 681
Email
ridley-pa@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
College Administrator
Tel.
01223 741 071
Fax
01223 746 581
Email
jmps2@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

A five minutes walk to the city centre over Silver Street bridge. A two minute walk to Sidgwick Site, and ten minutes to University Library via Sidgwick Site. Ten minutes walk to Downing Site and New Museums Site.

Traffic

Sidgwick Avenue is fairly busy with traffic at peak times, and with fast-moving bicycles during hourly lecture changeovers. Pavements are uneven, and there are many parked cars. Ridley Hall Road and Newnham Walk are quiet, residential streets.

Services and shops

City centre. There is a 24 hour petrol station and several small restaurants and shops on Newnham Corner. The Sidgwick Site buttery is also close by.

Parking

On site car park with two disabled bays. Entry off Sidgwick Avenue and exit to Newnham Walk. Call in advance to reserve a space. Disabled students could obtain a regular permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop in Silver Street.

General Information

The student body consists of up to 75 men and women, most of whom are training for ordained minstry in the Church of England. The College is part of the Cambridge Theological Federation, and has strong links to the Faculty of Divinity. The Centre for Youth Minstry is also based here. Family friendly, although no family accommodation can be offered. Many buildings are listed and would currently be difficult for those with severe disabilities. However, a detailed access audit and consultation has recently taken place, and access improvements are ongoing in many areas.

Smoking

No smoking in any public building. The smoking policy is under review.

Medical facilities

No nurse. First aiders available during office hours.

Emergency procedures

Advise reception if you would need help evacuating in an emergency. Evacuation facilities will be reconsidered if lifts are installed.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Two new fully wheelchair-accessible rooms, with shared bathroom, kitchen and laundry facility. Temporary ramp available until a permanent ramp can be installed.

Other rooms

Several ground floor and en suite rooms.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and dogs would be difficult to accommodate within the College, but please discuss your needs well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early inductions and staying over vacation would be possible on prior arrangement.

Catering arrangements

Three meals daily are served in the dining hall Monday to Friday. Kitchens available for self-catering at weekends, but full self-catering is not permitted. Low level kitchen in accessible accommodation.

Special diets

Special diets and allergies can be catered for. Please notify the College of any requirements on your application form.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Main entrance through archway, up and down two steps. Intercom due to be installed at main entrance. Temporary ramps can be made available, but please arrange in advance. Grounds all accessible by slabbed paved paths and some gravel.

College buildings in general

Most buildings have at least two steps up, many without a handrail. Plans are in place to ramp most main areas within the next two or three years, and to install lifts where needed.

Bar

No bar.

Cafeteria

Low-level servery within dining hall.

Chapel

Level access at rear of chapel. First time visitors please arrange in advance. Spacious inside, with moveable chairs.

College offices

Two steps up to most College offices. Ramps are planned. Staff will meet elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

Common room opposite dining hall, up many stairs with no handrail. Carpeted and fairly spacious inside, with moveable furniture of various heights.

Computer facilities

No central computer room. All individual rooms are networked.

Dining hall

Up many stairs with no handrail. Plans in place to install wheelchair lifts. Spacious and level inside, with moveable tables and wooden bench seating.

Fellows' areas

No separate area for senior and academic staff.

Gardens

Gardens within grounds of College. Fairly even slabbed paved paths, some gravel, and level croquet lawn. All accessible. No benches.

Laundry

Main laundry in basement, down stairs. Washing machine fitted in disabled accommodation.

Library

Library up three flights of stairs, with one handrail. Books can be taken to an accessible location on request.

Porters' lodge and post room

Reception up steps from main entrance archway. Intercom due to be installed at entrance, and a window will be fitted linking the archway directly through to reception.

Sport facilities

No gym or sports fields.

Toilets

Disabled toilet inside staircase near hall. Currently up four steps, but a temporary ramp is available until a permanent one can be built.

Other

  • Lecture hall currently up several steps. Temporary ramps available. Level and spacious inside, with moveable furniture.
  • Seminar rooms up several steps and through awkward doors. Access would be possible on prior arrangement. Moveable furniture inside.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome for short visits, but please advise in advance. Live-in assistance dogs would have to be discussed well in advance.

Computer facilities

No central computer facilities. Speak to the College Administrator in advance.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on request. Many of the new external signs have Braille and touch-readable letters.

Library and magnification equipment

No special lighting or magnification equipment currently. Could be acquired if needed, and has been in the past.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear, white on brown external signs (with Braille) and red on white directional signs. Large, clear, colour map at entrance. Paper maps available.

Other

  • Lighting around College site recently improved, with lights on all staircases and common areas, and around grounds.
  • External steps and stairs are not usually marked, and many do not have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in chapel. There are plans to install more loops this year.

Alarms

Strobe alarms on staircases. Disabled accommodation is fully alarmed. Vibrating alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Peaceful and quiet around the College site, as it is shielded from roads and traffic noise.
  • Most common areas are small and softly furnished, and have good acoustics.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Plans in place for extensive ramping and the installation of wheelchair lifts within the next few years.
  • Induction loops, intercom at main entrance, and other smaller access improvements are ongoing.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Ridley Hall. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Ridley Hall.

Contact Details

Address
Grange Road,
Cambridge CB3 9AN
Tel.
01223 339 100
Fax
01223 351 794
Email
porters@robinson.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Admissions Tutor
Tel.
01223 339 143
Fax
01223 339 743
Email
apply@robinson.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Grange Road, a 10–15 minute walk from the city centre via a pedestrian/cycle path. Two minutes to the University Library and five minutes to Sidgwick Site. 20 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site.

Traffic

Grange Road is busy, but is traffic-calmed and has a 20 mile an hour speed limit. One pedestrian crossing, but not near University Library. Few dropped kerbs.

Services and shops

City centre is the nearest location for shops.

Parking

Underground car park with two designated disabled bays. Disabled members can have parking permits. Conference guests on arrangement.

Other transport options

Bus stop outside College, on Grange Road.

General Information

390 undergraduates and 130 postgraduates. For men and women. Built in 1981, so much of the College is accessible. The College is very disability-aware, partly on account of its frequent conferences. A disability access audit has taken place. The College policy is generally to use the budget to meet access needs as they arise. Please discuss your requirements well in advance.

Smoking

No smoking in College building, including student rooms.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term.

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One double room fully adapted for wheelchair users, with en suite bathroom and emergency alarm. One other partially adapted room for wheelchair users. Kitchen nearby. One room also adapted for students with visual impairments.

Other rooms

Most rooms in College have 3-5cm threshold at door. Adaptations can often be made according to individual requirements. Most rooms are en suite, although bathrooms generally are not very large.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Adapted double room could possibly be used for live-in assistant, although there is pressure on accommodation so this is would be decided on an individual basis. Assistance dogs welcome, and a compound is available in which to exercise them.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction and staying over vacations is almost always possible, at usual room rates. Sometimes there is pressure on accommodation during vacation from conferences.

Catering arrangements

Most meals eaten in cafeteria, accessible via lift. Proximity card system for easy payment. Formal dinners take place in hall. Basic kitchens on all staircases, and near to adapted rooms.

Special diets

Special diets are usually no problem for formal dinners, but discuss with catering staff in advance. Plenty of choice in cafeteria.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Ramped entrance from Grange Road. Work is underway to improve access from Adams Road and Sylvester Road. Mostly flat brick or paved surfaces around the College site.

College buildings in general

Two large lifts and walkways make most areas of the College accessible. Many rooms have a 3–5cm threshold at door. Some narrow corridors (65–77cm) and some heavy fire doors. Generally very accessible.

Bar

Level access through wide doors. Smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture. Some of the seating is on a raised 'stage' but most is accessible. Disabled toilet nearby, opposite Umney theatre.

Cafeteria

Lower ground floor. Access via lift. Smooth and spacious inside, with moveable furniture. Staff happy to help if necessary.

Chapel

Short ramp to entrance, through wide door. Smooth and spacious inside. Moveable chairs, with no fixed pews. No steps to altar. Disabled toilet outside entrance.

College offices

Level access to most College offices, including Tutorial office. Rather narrow, with 3–5cm threshold.

Common rooms

JCR near bar. Security keypad, which may be changed to proximity card system. Level access to TV room, through two sets of doors.

Computer facilities

Computer rooms are up four flights of stairs, with no lift. All rooms are networked and most areas have wireless internet access.

Dining hall

Lower ground floor, near cafeteria. Access via lift. Smooth and spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Fellows' areas

Level access to SCR. All Fellows' areas fully accessible, including Fellows' rooms.

Gardens

Access currently via lift near Umney theatre, or via back entrance. Mostly level, and paths virtually everywhere.

Laundry

Downstairs, with no easy access. Other laundry arrangements may be possible if there is a problem.

Library

Level access to ground floor, via proximity card. Recently converted single passenger lift (small) to other floors. Staff will help where necessary.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Level access to Porters' Lodge. Post kept inside lodge.

Sport facilities

No gym. Shared sports fields with Queens' College.

Toilets

Disabled toilets near chapel, near bar, inside auditorium foyer and at bottom of seating, and in basement of seminar rooms.

Other

  • Music room on first floor, accessed via lift.
  • Level access to auditorium from Front Court. Tiered seating, with wheelchair spaces at front. Disabled toilet.
  • Seminar rooms in basement, access via lift. Disabled toilet.
  • Two teaching rooms are accessible via lift and walkways. Other teaching rooms are up four flights of stairs, but suitable arrangements will be made.
  • Level access to Umney theatre and lounge. Disabled toilet opposite entrance.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome. Exercise compound available.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Fire instructions and other information available in Braille and large print. Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Very good signposting permanently in place around College. Wayfinding is no problem.

Other

  • Generally lighting is very good, particularly in chapel.
  • Lift has audio information and touch-buttons.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in hall, chapel and main auditorium. Portable induction loop available in Porters' Lodge.

Alarms

Two or three visual and sensory alarms available.

Other

  • College is generally quiet, and most rooms softly furnished.
  • Good acoustics in auditoria.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Robinson College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 12th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Robinson College.

Contact Details

Address
Grange Road,
Cambridge, CB3 9DQ
Tel.
01223 335 846
Fax
01223 335 837
Email
porters@sel.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

College
Admissions Office
Tel.
01223 335 896
Fax
01223 331 720
Email
admissions@sel.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

Grange Road. A 15–20 minute walk to the city centre, Downing Site and New Museums Site. Five minutes to Sidgwick Site and the University Library.

Traffic

Grange Road can be very busy with car and bicycle traffic. Pavements are generally wide and level, but there are few safe crossing places. Sidgwick Avenue can also get busy in rush hour. The quietest way to walk to town is via West Road.

Services and shops

City centre. There is a pub and a small convenience store on nearby Barton road.

Parking

Parking available outside main entrance, and also near library. Usually no problems parking, but a call to the porters will guarantee you a space. Long term parking permit on arrangement.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop in Grange Road.

General Information

350 undergraduate and 220 postgraduates. For men and women. Selwyn has invested heavily in building work in the last few years, and has substantially improved disabled access to the whole College. The College has a pragmatic approach, and is happy to make further individual adaptations as required. Please discuss your individual needs well in advance with the College, and give feedback where necessary.

Smoking

No smoking in public rooms, bar or communal areas. Smoking only allowed in student rooms.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a surgery 9.30–11.30am Monday to Friday and 10–11am Saturday during full term (tel. 01223 335 898).

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency as a personal emergency evacuation policy will be developed. Special fire doors and detection equipment are in place in all buildings.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Several rooms are accessible for wheelchairs, some with adapted en suite facilities and one with an adapted kitchen. Discuss your needs in advance, as further adaptations can often be made. Some rooms have been adapted for visual and hearing impairments.

Other rooms

Various staircases and rooms have ground floor or lift access, and many are en suite.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Accommodating an assistant would be difficult, but discuss the possibility in advance. A dog has been accommodated in the past.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction possible, arranged on an individual basis. Staying over vacation is subject to tutorial approval, at usual room rates, although you may be asked to change rooms.

Catering arrangements

Fixed charge for cafeteria, which offers all meals on a card-based system. Regular formal halls. Kitchens are small, and not suitable for self-catering. One small adapted kitchen near adapted room.

Special diets

Catering staff are very flexible and will accommodate most special diets with advance notice. Halal can be catered for, and speak to staff if you require kosher meals.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Access around College grounds is generally very good, due to extensive building work and alterations over the past few years. Level access at all entrances, and level or ramped access to all areas. Mostly fairly even slabbed paving.

College buildings in general

Most buildings and public rooms accessible as a result of recent adaptations. Steps have handrails. Temporary ramps can be provided if necessary. Some keypad security.

Bar

Level access through two sets of double doors. Ramped inside. Spacious, moveable chairs and tables and some sofas. Low bar counter. Disabled toilet.

Cafeteria

Accessible via large lift from JCR corridor. Level, spacious, with helpful staff. Next to dining hall.

Chapel

Ramped access. Level inside. Fixed pews, some at ground level. Room for a wheelchair, but not if you like to be discreet.

College offices

In modern building, accessible via large modern lift. Heavy fire doors. Wide corridors and doors. Disabled toilet.

Common rooms

JCR has level access and accessible toilet. MCR is in Cripps Court, over Grange road. Level access through glass doors with key. Disabled toilet inside.

Computer facilities

Level access to computer room via B staircase. All rooms networked, including nearby hostels.

Dining hall

Accessible via large lift from JCR corridor. Main entrance is up flight of stone steps, with handrail. Smooth and spacious inside, with moveable chairs.

Fellows' areas

SCR accessible via JCR corridor.

Gardens

Level access to gardens, avoiding steps down from Old Court. Mostly gravel paths and lawn. Generally level. Some benches.

Laundry

One step to main laundry, with keypad security. Smaller ramped laundry adjacent to No 40 Grange Road.

Library

Level access through key-locked door. Spacious, with good sized workspaces. No access to upper floor, but staff will fetch books. Graduate invigilators on duty until midnight.

Porters' lodge and post room

Ramped access via side entrance.

Sport facilities

No gym. Sports fields on Barton road. Pavilion has steps.

Toilets

Various disabled toilets around College site, including near bar, near hall, and in Cripps Court. Adapted rooms all have adapted bathroom facilities.

Other

  • Chadwick, Borradaile, Lyttelton, Walters and Diamond meeting/teaching rooms all accessible via ramp or lift.
  • Main music practice room up flight of uneven stairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs have been accommodated in the past. Discuss in advance.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Can be acquired if necessary. Lighting is currently being improved.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear black and white signs on all public buildings. Wayfinding not generally a problem.

Other

  • One student room adapted for visual impairments, with fluorescent lights and switches.
  • Outside steps tend not to have markings, but do have contrasting handrails.
  • Lighting around College and in most public areas generally good.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in library, main hall, Porters' Lodge, College office, Bursar's office, and Chadwick, Lyttelton, Walters and Diamond meeting rooms. Portable loop system available.

Alarms

Flashing alarms and vibrating pillows fitted in three student rooms.

Other

  • Three rooms have been adapted for hearing impaired students.
  • Generally quiet and peaceful around College and in public areas.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

Many access improvements have taken place over last few years, so future adaptations will be made according to individual need.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Selwyn College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Selwyn College.

Contact Details

Address
Sidney Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3HU
Tel
01223 338 800
Fax
01223 338 884
Email
porters@sid.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.sid.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Kirsten Dickers, Admissions Director
Tel.
01223 338 872
Fax
01223 765 744
Email
admissions@sid.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. A ten minute walk to the New Museums Site and Downing Site. 20 minutes to Sidgwick Site and the University Library.

Traffic

One way part-pedestrianised street outside main entrance. Often busy with service vehicles, buses and bicycles.King Street route: one-way street to rear of College; bus route, but fewer cars.

Services and shops

City centre. All shops and services on doorstep, including supermarket opposite.

Parking

Car park adjacent to main building. Parking permit on arrangement.

Other transport options

Close to bus station.

General Information

360 undergraduates and 190 postgraduates. For men and women.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere on site. No smoking indoors or under covered areas. Only permitted outdoors.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds daily surgery during full term (tel. 01223 338 826).

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No specific evacuation facilities.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One fully accessible flat, with bathroom and kitchen, on ground floor near library.

Other rooms

New accommodation block Blundell court has 100 en suite rooms, all accessible on ground floor or via lifts. Blundell court is adjacent to the car park.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and dogs a possibility, but discuss your needs well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early and late stays normally possible, at usual room rates. Blundell court is also conference rooms, so there is more pressure here.

Catering arrangements

Generally good kitchen facilities near accommodation, so self-catering an option. Cafeteria is reasonably accessible and priced.

Special diets

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and most other diets all fine. Nut allergies could be accommodated with notice, but not for every single meal.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Step up to main entrance. Level entrance through side gates, if open. Entrance through back gates on Jesus Lane has one step, and is very narrow. Mostly level and fairly well paved. All areas accessible except South Court, which contains student accommodation.

College buildings in general

Most buildings accessible. Lifts to most upper floors, although the lift in Garden Court is not large enough for a wheelchair.

Bar

Wheelchair lift to main building, however there are steps down to the bar. Level access via car park, with two heavy doors and two security keypads. Level and spacious inside, with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet, opened with key.

Cafeteria

In hall. Hall has a permanent ramp. Heavy double doors, usually propped open during mealtimes. Level and spacious inside.

Chapel

Three steps and double doors to enter chapel. Four steps to altar area. A ramp could be fitted if necessary. Fixed pews, but plenty of room for a wheelchair.

College offices

Most College offices, including tutorial and College office, have one step up or down. If necessary, staff will meet students elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

TV room not currently accessible, but likely to be redeveloped in the next two or three years.

Computer facilities

Computers on upper floor of library. Access via spiral staircase, with handrails, or a very small lift. Lift not large enough for wheelchairs. Level and spacious inside, but quite a few doors to open. All rooms are networked.

Dining hall

Permanent ramp into hall. Heavy double doors. Level and spacious inside.

Fellows' areas

SCR is accessible. Fellows' parlour is upstairs, with no lift.

Gardens

One low step into garden from main site, or level access via back entrance. Mostly level, with paths throughout.

Laundry

Garden Court - Small lift, two very heavy doors and a step.

Blundell Court - Lift access available.

Sussex House - Lift access available.

Library

Level access to ground floor. Fixed workspaces, but plenty of room. Well spaced shelves, and staff will help fetch high books or books upstais. Upper floor accessed by spiral staircase, with handrails, or very small lift.

Porters' lodge and post room

Level access to porters' lodge from main site, although not main entrance. Post room not accessible, but porters can hold your post at the lodge.

Sport facilities

Sports fields at St John's (changing rooms up steps). College Gym in Sussex House with lift access from Hobson St.

Toilets

Disabled toilets near bar and hall, opened with key. Unlocked disabled toilet in the William Mong building.

Other

  • Theatre in the William Mong building has two small steps to main entrance. Level access via fire door at back, on arrangement. Moveable seating inside.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs probably allowed, but discuss in advance.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Security keypads and buttons in lifts are not Braille or touch-sensitive.

Library and magnification equipment

Rather dull lighting downstairs at night. Brighter flourescent lighting upstairs. Magnifying sheets available.

Signs and wayfinding

Generally well lit around main areas. Not much signposting, although moveable signs are in place for conferences.

Other

  • Lighting in most main buildings generally better than most.
  • Security keypads on many doors around College may cause problems.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in the William Mong building, where the theatre is.

Alarms

Visual alarm in the adapted flat. Sensory alarms can be acquired.

Other

  • Hall and bar can get noisy when busy, but furnishings fairly soft.
  • Music often played in bar.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • General study skills classes offered at start of year. Private classes can be arranged as necessary.
  • Flexible at interview and exams.
  • Arrangements are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • In the next two to three years, the bar and TV room are likely to be altered and expanded, with access improvements also.
  • Sports facilities planned to change in next five years.
  • New student centre planned for the future (JCR, MCR and catering facilities)

The information on this page is the responsibility of Sidney Sussex College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 13 February 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Sidney Sussex College.

Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1RL
Tel.
01223 338 300
Fax
01223 338 340
Email
caths@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Philip Oliver, Admissions Tutor
Tel.
01223 338 363
Fax
01223 338 340
Email
p.oliver@gen.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. A five minute walk to Downing Site and New Museums Site. 10-15 minutes to Sidgwick Site and the University Library.

Traffic

King's Parade, although traffic is restricted, can be busy with cars and bicycles. Difficult junction with Silver Street. Pavements are uneven and rather crowded with people and bicycles.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Fellows' car park on site, off Queen's Lane, with level access to College. Permits for disabled students may be possible in exceptional circumstances. Some disabled bays on King's Parade and in Lion Yard for short-stay parking.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop in Trumpington Street.

General Information

435 undergraduates and 189 postgraduates. For men and women. St Catharine's is an old College, with some listed buildings. It collaborates closely with Pembroke College on disability issues, and the Colleges shares an access officer. Internal access audits have taken place. 1st and 3rd year students have accommodation inside College itself. 2nd year students generally live in St Chad's accommodation block, on Grange Road.

Smoking

No smoking in public buildings.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery during full term (tel. 01223 338 327).

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. Individual plans drawn up for disabled students. No special evacuation facilities.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair accessible rooms

No fully adapted disabled suites, but several en suite accessible rooms which can be adapted according to need.

Other rooms

Some ground floor accommodation, with en suite or nearby bathrooms.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants a possibility, as some rooms are connected. Assistance dogs are no problem.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction is no problem. Staying over vacation is also possible, at a charge.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria offers three meals daily. Some fairly small kitchens. Self-catering is an option.

Special diets

Special diets and allergies, including kosher and halal, are no problem for formal halls and special occasions. Inform catering staff a week in advance.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access through main gate in King's Parade, from Queen's Lane via car park, and through locked side door opposite King's College. Mostly level, with smooth slabbed paving and some benches. Cobbles can be avoided.

College buildings in general

Most entrances off Front Court have several steps. Wheelchair access to these areas can be possible on prior arrangement.

Bar

Level access to bar, through heavy door. Smooth and spacious inside, with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet inside ladies' toilet.

Cafeteria

Five steps up from Front Court, with no handrail. Ramped access via back of chapel, on arrangement. Narrow wooden ramp down to level of cafeteria once inside building.

Chapel

Four steps up from Front Court, with no handrail. Two more steps inside. Wheelchair access possible via fire exit, on prior arrangement. Fixed pews, but room for a wheelchair inside.

College offices

Offices are on ground floor near library, up concrete ramp.

Common rooms

JCR near bar. Level access, smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet in ladies' toilet.

Computer facilities

Computer room is in basement, down stairs. Computers for email available in library. All individual rooms networked.

Dining hall

As per cafeteria. Smooth and spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Fellows' areas

Armitage room. Difficult access for wheelchair users.

Gardens

No gardens, but grounds are fully accessible. Some accessible gardens in St Chad's, on Grange road.

Laundry

Laundry is in basement, down stairs. Other arrangements can be made if needed.

Library

Level access to ground floor via concrete ramp. Key-locked entrance. No access to upper floors, including Modern Languages and English, but staff will fetch books if needed. Spacious ground floor, with moveable chairs and tables for working and reading.

Porters' lodge and post room

Level access to porters' lodge from main entrance, through two sets of manual double doors.

Sport facilities

Gym is in basement, down stairs. Sports fields in Newnham, next to those of Pembroke, with level and ramped access to pavilion.

Toilets

Disabled toilet inside ladies' toilet in bar/JCR area. No others currently.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Very little signposting generally, but the College is not large and wayfinding is simple. Signposts are in place at start of term and for conferences.

Other

  • Most areas are well lit.
  • Steps are generally unmarked, and few outdoor steps have handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops due to be fitted in lecture and seminar rooms.

Alarms

Sensory and visual alarms available.

Other

  • Generally quiet around College. Quiet period over exam time.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Some induction loops due to be fitted.
  • An up-to-date access audit is due to be commissioned soon.
  • Other access improvements will be made as and when needed.

The information on this page is the responsibility of St Catherine's College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with St Catherine's College.

Contact Details

Address
Mount Pleasant,
Cambridge, CB3 0BN
Tel.
01223 336 250
Fax
01223 762 822
Website
http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Richard Anthony, Bursar
Dr Judith Bunbury, Senior Tutor
Tel.
01223 336 126
01223 336 252
Fax
01223 336 111
Email
bursar@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk
senior.tutor@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

St Edmund's is on Mount Pleasant, a one-way street linking Lady Margaret Road with the Huntingdon Road junction. It is a 10 minute walk to the City Centre, and around a 15 minute walk to all University Sites and the University Library. The College is fairly close to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the West Cambridge Site.

Traffic

Traffic tends to get busy at peak times, as the street leads out of the city towards the A10 and A14. It is one-way, but there are few safe crossing places and the pavements are narrow and uneven.

Services and shops

City centre. There is also a small convenience store on Histon Road, which is nearby.

Parking

Parking is very limited on site, with no designated disabled bays. A disabled parking permit can be obtained if arranged in advance. One-way drop off and pick up system outside the main entrance of the Norfolk Building.

Other transport options

The Uni 4 bus stop on Madingley Road, about a 5 minute walk away. A new bus service on Victoria Road leaves for the rail station every 10 minutes.

General Information

420 mature undergraduates, postgraduates. For men and women aged 21 and over. Medium-sized College with close-knit community of mature students. Family-friendly and with a supportive atmosphere. Accommodation includes accessible rooms, family maisonettes and accommodation for couples with or without young children.

Smoking

Smoking is only allowed in designated areas outside of public buildings. No smoking in student rooms.

Medical facilities

Part time Nurse available for two hours each week during term. A Doctor's Surgery is nearby. First aiders are available during office hours and at all meal times.

Emergency procedures

Advise Reception if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. New accommodation blocks have evacuation lifts. There is an evacuation chair located within the first floor of the Norfolk Building for use within the building and the Tower.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

There are 3 specifically designed wheelchair-accessible rooms in Brian Heap Building, with adapted en suite shower room.

Other rooms

There are 12 ground floor rooms within the Richard Laws Building that have accessibe bathrooms. All have wide doors and can be adapted according to need. En suite flats and maisonettes not suitable for wheelchairs.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants are a possibility, but this needs to be discussed well in advance so that a room can be allocated. Live-in dogs are a possibility, with large grounds available for exercise.

Early induction and vacation stays

We are flexible regarding accommodation, so early inductions and late stays are possible. Staying over summer vacation is possible on arrangement.

Catering arrangements

Our Cafeteria offers 3 meals daily in Dining Hall, except Saturday when brunch is served and Sunday when lunch is available. Kitchen facilities depend on accommodation. The Brian Heap Kitchens are large and well equipped. A menu is available on the College website so that those with special dietary needs can plan ahead.

Special diets

Most special diets can be catered for with advance notice — liaise with the Catering Manager. Allergy forms are to be completed by each member on arrival. Food cannot be guaranteed free of nuts.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Almost all areas of the College are accessible, with various buildings and accommodation blocks contained within a fairly small area of the grounds. Main common areas are on the ground floor of the Norfolk and Tower buildings and can be reached under cover.

College buildings in general

Level access to main entrance of the Norfolk Building, over a bump and through manual double doors. The Norfolk building runs down a long corridor, with several doors. Five floors in the Tower portion of the building, but the lift is small and not suitable for large wheelchairs.

Bar

The Bar is on the ground floor of the Norfolk Building, off the main corridor. Fitted furniture with a high bar. Large, spacious Combination Room directly outside the bar, where most people sit.

Cafeteria

Our Servery is next to the Dining Hall. Level, smooth and spacious one-way system with fairly low serving counters and tray rails. Staff will help as necessary.

Chapel

Level access from main corridor in the Norfolk Building or 3–4 steps with handrail from outside. Moveable chairs and space for a wheelchair. Two steps to the Altar.

College offices

Most College Offices are on ground floor of the Norfolk Building, off the main corridor. Staff based upstairs will meet elsewhere if necessary.

Common rooms

Combination Room in main corridor of the Norfolk Building. Large, smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture of various heights. A Pool table and television are also available.

Computer facilities

We have a floor of computers in the Library and space for laptops. All rooms are networked. There is wireless Internet in the Combination Room, Library and old Norfolk Library (Club Room).

Dining hall

Our Dining Hall is in the Norfolk Building. Ground level access, smooth and spacious inside with moveable chairs.

Fellows' areas

Our SCR is on ground floor of the Norfolk Building. Level, spacious and with moveable furniture. Some chairs have armrests.

Gardens

Almost all areas of the grounds are level and accessible. Some gravel, but most paths are tarmac. Few benches currently.

Laundry

Central laundry block near accommodation. Level access, wide door with no threshold, and accessible washing facilities. Accessed by using a swipe card.

Library

New library opened Autumn 2006, fully accessible with a lift to all floors. Staffed office hours. Accessed by using a swipe card.

Porters' Lodge and Post Room

Reception is at the main entrance of the Norfolk Building, with a low counter. Pigeonholes run along the main corridor which is nearby.

Sport facilities

We have a small Gym in the basement of new Library Building, with level access from lift. Large grounds.

Toilets

We have a disabled toilet and shower on first floor of the Norfolk Building. Disabled toilet in the Library and Brian Heap Building. Two disabled toilets, one with a walk-in shower, in the Richard Laws accommodation block.

Other

  • Large meeting area in new building and several seminar rooms in the Library, all fully accessible via the lift.
  • The Huddleston Room on ground floor of Norfolk Building, fairly small but spacious and accessible, with moveable chairs.
  • The Okinaga Room on top floor of Tower with views over Cambridge. Lift not suitable for large wheelchairs. Stairs leading up to the Tower have continuous handrails.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary. Both PCs and Macs are available.

Large print, Braille and Audio

Large print letters and information on request. New lifts all have touch-readable buttons, Braille and audio information.

Library and Magnification Equipment

Magnifying glasses and photocopiers for text enlargement are available. Other magnification equipment could be acquired if necessary.

Signs and wayfinding

New external signage recently installed.

Other

  • Dim lighting around most garden paths at night.
  • Most areas of the College, including the Chapel, Dining Hall and Combination Room, have large windows and good lighting. Wide-screen TV in the Combination Room.
  • State of the art audio-visual equipment in new meeting/seminar rooms.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in the Library Building.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Traffic noise during peak times in some areas near the main street.
  • Most areas, except the Dining Hall, are carpeted and softly furnished.
  • Chapel is small and has good acoustics. No amplification is needed.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your Tutor. Special arrangements for the taking of examinations can be made in conjunction with the provisions of the University.

Planned Access Improvements

Card access security system replaces key-locked doors, including room keys in new accommodation.

Other Useful Information

Please do discuss any disability or problem with the Disability Liaison Officers, as the College is willing and able to adapt and help as necessary.

The information on this page is the responsibility of St Edmund's College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 12th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with St Edmund's College.

Contact Details

Address
St John's Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1TP
Tel.
01223 338 600
Fax
01223 766 419
Website
http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Maggie Hartley, College Welfare Advise
Email
m.a.hartley@joh.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. A 15 minute walk to Downing Site and New Museums Site from front entrance. 15 minutes to Sidgwick Site and ten minutes to University Library from back gate.

Traffic

St John's Street is part-pedestrianised, but always busy with service vehicles, buses, and bicycles. Pavements are narrow and full of shoppers. Queen's Road, at the back gate, is also busy and rather dangerous to cross, particularly during rush hour.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Parking on site in Cripps car park. Disabled students can obtain a permit, and if needed have a parking space reserved.

Other transport options

Frequent buses from city centre. Uni 4 bus stop on West Road.

General Information

550 undergraduates and 330 postgraduates. For men and women. Large, old College in the centre of Cambridge. An access audit has been conducted, and the College is working through the recommendations. St John's welcomes enquiries from those with disabilities.

Smoking

No smoking inside buildings except in student bedrooms.

Medical facilities

The College nurse, Rachel Iftikhar, holds weekday surgeries. Contact details: email R.Iftikhar@joh.cam.ac.uk, tel 01223 338664. Students are required to register with a general practitioner in Cambridge and the College Nurse is able to help with this.

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. There are no evacuation chairs. Specific plans have been drawn up for individuals with disabilities, and fire wardens are all aware.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Two adapted suites, with automatic doors, adapted kitchen and bathroom, and room for an assistant. One room in a hostel adapted for wheelchair access.

Other rooms

Quite a few ground floor rooms. Most rooms are en suite. Some accommodation on site is currently being refurbished, and will be made more accessible. Further adaptations can be made as necessary.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

One student currently has an assistant. Live-in assistance dogs also possible, but please discuss this possibility well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction is no problem, by prior arrangement. All student rooms are available throughout the academic year.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily, and there is the option of eating in hall every night. Most kitchens are small, and not suitable for full self-catering.

Special diets

Most special diets can be accommodated without difficulty. Speak directly to catering staff. Information available regarding ingredients, particularly nut allergies.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level entrance through main and back gates. Surfaces are mainly slabbed paving, with some cobbles that can not be avoided. Most areas accessible. The site is huge, however, and may present difficulties to someone with restricted mobility.

College buildings in general

Steps between courts are ramped. Buildings are often up one or two steps, but ramps are in place where needed. Most buildings in frequent use are accessible.

Bar

Ramped access from cafeteria side. Level inside. Fixed booths, but room for a wheelchair.

Cafeteria

Located in Second Court. Ramped and fully accessible. Staff will help carry trays.

Chapel

Three steps to main entrance, through a heavy door. Ramped access from back entrance, through heavy doors. Large and spacious inside. Fixed pews but some on ground floor, and room for a wheelchair.

College offices

Most offices near library, accessed via narrow, cobbled and ramped path to one side. Staff will meet elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

Fully accessible. Spacious inside, with sofas.

Computer facilities

Computer room on second floor of Fisher building, accessed by large lift. Spacious inside. All rooms networked.

Dining hall

Ramped access. Level and spacious inside. Long, narrow, bench seating. Space for wheelchairs.

Fellows' areas

SCR upstairs, with passenger lift.

Gardens

Gardens all level and accessible. Mostly gravel paths and lawn.

Laundry

Student laundry down several steps. Alternative arrangements are made if necessary.

Library

New, modern library, fully accessible by key-operated lift. Swipe card security at main door. Spacious inside, with plenty of workspace.

Porters' lodge and post room

Ramped access from main entrance. Post room accessible through porters' lodge.

Sport facilities

Gym has level access and swipecard entry. Sports fields on Queen's Road. Pavilion up steps, but fields are not too far from main College site.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in library, Fisher building and Second Court.

Other

  • Bridge of Sighs, which joins two sections of College together, is very steep, with uneven slabbed paving. A wheelchair user would probably need assistance to get over bridge.
  • Fisher building, with music practice rooms and meeting rooms, all accessible, with large lift to all floors and a disabled toilet.
  • Music practice rooms in First Court are ramped, and those in Fisher building are accessible by lift.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome, but discuss live-in dogs well in advance.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Lift in Fisher building has audio information and touch-readable buttons.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glasses available. Photocopier available for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signposting around College, especially in areas visited by tourists. The College site is very large, so wayfinding could be problematic if you are not familiar with it.

Other

  • A special benefaction exists to help visually impaired students. Speak to the tutorial office.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in library and Palmerston Room.

Alarms

Visual and sensory fire alarms available.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Refurbishments underway, following advice from access audit.

The information on this page is the responsibility of St John's College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was updated on 15th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with St John's College.

Contact Details

Address
Trinity Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1TQ
Tel.
01223 338 400
Fax
01223 338 584
Website
http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Admissions Office
Tel.
01223 338 422
Fax
01223 338 584
Email
admissions@trin.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

City centre. A 15 minute walk to Downing Site and New Museums Site from front entrance. 15 minutes to Sidgwick Site and ten minutes to University Library from back gate.

Traffic

Trinity Street has vehicel access restrictions at certain times of the day, but is always busy with service vehicles, buses, and bicycles. Pavements are narrow and full of shoppers. Queen's Road, at the back gate, is also busy, particularly during rush hour.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Parking can be made available on site, entering from Queen's Road. Disabled students can obtain a permit, and adapted accommodation is in New Court. Access from car park to the rest of the College.

Other transport options

Frequent buses to and from city centre. Uni 4 bus stop in West Road.

General Information

695 undergraduates and 381 postgraduates. For men and women. Large, old College in the centre of Cambridge, with many listed buildings. Good access generally. The College will endeavour to meet requirements as far as possible but the College buildings are old and listed and this necessarily constrains the extent to which they can be adapted.

Smoking

No smoking in public areas within the College site (indoors and outdoors), except for designated outdoor smoking areas. Smoking still permitted in individuals' private rooms.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery 8.30–11am and noon–2pm in Full Term (tel. 01223 338 471).

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency (tel. 01223 338 400). No evacuation chairs.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One room in New Court has been adapted for wheelchair access, including automatic doors and adapted bathroom. One room has also been adapted for a student with limited mobility, but not in a wheelchair.

Other rooms

As these are listed buildings and there are only a few accessible en suite rooms, please discuss your needs well in advance.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

A live-in assistant could be accommodated given sufficient prior notice. Assistance dogs could also be a possibility but these options should be discussed well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction and staying over vacation would need prior arrangement.

Catering arrangements

Threee meals a day are available and are taken in the dining hall. No adapted kitchens. Most kitchens are small, and not suitable for full self-catering.

Special diets

Most special diets can be accommodated. Speak directly to catering staff. Information on ingredients, particularly regarding nut allergies, available on request.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to main entrance, and a ramp down into Great Court. Level access to back gate from Queen's Road. Large site, but most areas are accessible. Slabbed paving and cobbles (which can be avoided) in Great Court. New Court has a gravel surface.

College buildings in general

Many buildings have several steps to entrance but are listed. Listed building consent for fitting permanent ramps is difficult. Some steep temporary ramps are in place where needed. Assistance should be requested from the Porters' Lodge if required.

Bar

Ground floor, with ramped access. Spacious, with moveable furniture. Disabled toilet inside.

Cafeteria

Student servery opposite dining hall. See seperate entry for dining hall.

Chapel

Ramp and hand rail leading to porch. Ramp inside Chapel. Large and spacious inside, with smooth floors. Plenty of room for a wheelchair.

College offices

Tutorial office and most other College offices upstairs on first floor. Staff can meet you elsewhere by arrangement.

Common rooms

JCR on first floor and up stairs. The College have been refused permission to install a lift. Burrell's Field Common Room has level access and a disabled toilet.

Computer facilities

Two computer room on ground floor are accessible. Card entry. All student rooms networked.

Dining hall

Steps to main entrance, with handrails either side. Access via ramp and lift in Neville's Court. Disabled toilet next to Old Kitchen near the hall entrance.

Fellows' areas

Fellows' parlour accessible, with disabled toilet inside.

Gardens

Gardens all accessible, with level paths (mostly bitumen surfaces) and lawn. York stone in Burrell's Field.

Laundry

Most laundry facilities are in basement. Alternative arrangements could be made if needed.

Library

One step down to ground floor. Temporary ramp available. Carpeted and smooth, but with narrow aisles. Upper library is up a flight of stairs with handrails. The library is always staffed when open, and staff will fetch books if needed.

Wren Library: up a large flight of stairs with handrail. No lift can be installed. Spacious and smooth floors.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Push pads on both sides of doors into Porters' Lodge. Spacious area. Post room has 3 steps down but assistance will be given by Porters.

Sport facilities

Gym on two floors, with one step to ground floor and flight of stairs to upper floor. Sports grounds near Burrell's Field. Steps up to Pavilion and a further step to the changing facilities. Burrell's Field building has a disabled toilet which could be used for changing.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in bar (during opening hours), outside the Old Kitchen, Fellows Parlour, Burrell's Field common room, Winstanley lecture theatre and Wolfson building.

Other

  • Wolfson building is a new building for conferences and meetings, with full access via lift and a disabled toilet.
  • Winstanley lecture theatre accessible via lift. Tiered, with space for wheelchairs and a disabled toilet.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome, but discuss live-in dogs well in advance.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass available. Library guides and notices are large, and printed on cream paper. No extra lighting on desks. Speak to sub-librarian if you need help.

Signs and wayfinding

Signs around College fairly clear. The site is large and assistance may be sought from Porters if help is required.

Other

  • Steps and staircases on main site are mostly unmarked, with few handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops installed in Chapel, Hall, Winstanley lecture theatre and in two seminar rooms in the Wolfson building.

Alarms

Arrangements can be made for rooms to be adapted for hearing impaired students, given notice.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Counsellor available 1.30–5.30pm Mon–Wed in full term.
  • Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties, who require extra support from the Library, should approach the sub-Librarian following discussions with their Tutor. Strict confidentiality will be maintained at all times.
  • Other arrangements may also be made with the Disability Resource Centre which should be discussed with you Tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

  • An accessible guest room is planned as part of the overall refurbishment of New Court.
  • Ongoing programme of re-laying surfaces in main Courts (some very old) to reduce hazards of tripping and slipping.
  • Discussions taking place with English Heritage over Listed Building Consent for permanent ramps in several locations.

Other Useful Information

The College is very sympathetic towards students with disabilities of any sort, and will help arrange and adapt where possible. Discuss your individual needs well in advance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Trinity College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 4 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Trinity College.

Contact Details

Address
Trinity Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1TJ
Tel.
01223 332 500
Fax
01223 332 537
Email
admissions@trinhall.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Clare Jackson, Senior Tutor
Tel.
01223 332 510
Fax
01223 332 572
Email
senior-tutor@trinhall.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

A two minute walk to the city centre. 5–10 minutes to University Library, 10–15 minutes to Sidgwick Site, and 15 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site.

Traffic

Located in quiet road off Trinity Street. Beware the two blind corners and fast bicycles. Walking on pavements is difficult, as they are generally uneven, with few dropped kerbs and lots of parked bicycles.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Parking on site extremely difficult, especially due to bollard restrictions in town centre. Parking available at new Wychfield accommodation block. Several disabled bays on King's Parade.

Other transport options

Bus station a ten minute walk away.

General Information

376 undergraduates and 265 postgraduates. For men and women. Small, friendly College, located on a quiet street near city centre. Good access generally, and lots of support for students with disabilities. Disability issues are discussed by tutors at regular meetings.

Smoking

Smoking is banned from all College private and public rooms. For those who wish to smoke, designated areas are provided at each residential site.

Medical facilities

Nurse holds a weekday surgery 8.30–11am and noon–1pm during term, based at Trinity College next door (tel. 01223 338 471).

Emergency procedures

Advise Porters' Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No specific evacuation facilities.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Two rooms on Central Site are available for wheelchair users, with an adapted bathroom close by. The Wychfield accommodation block has four wheelchair-accessible rooms with en suite facilities.

Other rooms

Rooms in Wychfield accommodation block are all en suite, and some are ground floor. No en suite rooms on Central Site. Students with specific needs are generally moved up the room ballot.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Two rooms are available at Wychfield with adjoining accommodation suitable for an assistant. Assistance dogs also a possibility, depending on building constraints.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction and staying over vacation both possible. Hardship fund can help to subsidise this.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals a day, as well as regular formal halls. Kitchen facilities on Central Site are small and not suitable for full self-catering. The Wychfield block has larger, shared kitchens which can be adapted for wheelchair and other impaired users.

Special diets

Special diets accommodated where possible. Several students have nut allergies, and nuts are banned from the bar.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to main entrance, with bell at gate. Level throughout. Front court has fairly uneven slabbed paving, and cobbles can be avoided. Surfaces further inside are concrete.

College buildings in general

Almost all public areas accessible to wheelchair users. Wychfield block is located outside of the centre, near Fitzwilliam College.

Coffee Shop and Bar

Basement, accessible via stairlift. Fairly small, but with moveable chairs and stools. Disabled toilet.

Cafeteria

Level access. Smooth and spacious, with one-way system. Opposite hall entrance. Card system for payment.

Chapel

The smallest chapel in Oxbridge. Level access, and fixed pew seating. Cosy, but room for a wheelchair.

College offices

Tutorial office on ground floor, with level access and meeting room. Tutors and other staff can arrange to meet you there if access to their rooms is a problem.

Common rooms

JCR/TV room next to bar. Basement accessible via stairlift. MCR on ground level.

Computer facilities

Computer room is upstairs in library, the only part not accessible by lift. All individual rooms networked. Wireless internet in all public areas.

Dining hall

Level access, directly opposite Cafeteria. Spacious inside, with tables and chairs. Step up to high table, which has alternative level access from the rear door via Fellows' areas.

Fellows' areas

Level access to SCR and Fellows' dining hall. Portable ramp available for access to Master's Lodge.

Gardens

Very small gardens on site. Gravel paths and small level lawn. Two benches overlooking river.

Laundry

Ground level and accessible.

Library

Level access through heavy door. Three floors, with a lift between all floors. Entry by proximity card system. Spacious inside. Fairly large toilet at ground level.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Spacious and fully accessible.

Sport facilities

Wychfield block has fully accessible sports facilities, including squash courts, tennis courts, basketball, and cricket pitch. The gym is upstairs and inaccessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilets located on ground floor of staircase close to Porters' Lodge.

Other

  • Music and seminar rooms are accessible via large lift.
  • Graham Storey room, for meetings and informal occasions, ground floor and accessible.
  • Teaching rooms are located throughout the Central Site, several at ground floor level.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special software can be acquired, and the College has several computers which can be loaned to students.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Lighting in library is good, with individual lights at each desk.

Signs and wayfinding

The site is small, and wayfinding is not a problem.

Other

  • Lights around college grounds turn on automatically at dusk.
  • Public areas generally well lit.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop installed in Porters' Lodge. Loops can be acquired if needed.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Little traffic noise, as the college is off the main street. Generally quiet around college.
  • Quiet time over exam period.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Senior Tutor takes special responsibility for all students with SpLDs, including Asperger Syndrome and dyslexia, and makes appropriate arrangements in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre.
  • Exams can be performed in College.
  • College counsellor available.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Trinity Hall. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 4 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Trinity Hall.

Contact Details

Address
Jesus Lane,
Cambridge, CB5 8BJ
Tel.
01223 741 033
Fax
01223 321 177
Website
http://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Veronica Stewart, House Manager
Tel
01223 741 045
Fax
01223 321 177
Email
jbs29@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

A five minute walk to the city centre. 15 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site. 20 minutes to Sidgwick Site and University Library. Close to Grafton Centre, Jesus Green and Midsummer Common.

Traffic

Jesus Lane has traffic in both directions, but is rarely very busy. Pavements are rather uneven, and there are few dropped kerbs.

Services and shops

City centre. Several cafes and small shops on nearby King Street.

Parking

Limited underground car parking for students. Small staff car park at rear, recently resurfaced, with one designated disabled bay. Disabled members could obtain a permit.

Other transport options

No bus stops on Jesus Lane. The central bus station is a five minute walk away.

General Information

Small Methodist College and key member of the Cambridge Theological Federation. Contains accommodation for around 55 students in family-friendly flats or rooms. Houses the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, the Centre for the Study of Jewish Christian Relations, and the Eastern Region Minstry Course as well as the central Federation offices.

Smoking

No smoking in public buildings or student rooms. Smoking allowed only in porters' lodge.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site. No nurse.

Emergency procedures

Advise if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No evacuation chairs or other facilities — these are under consideration. Deputy fire officer housed on site.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

One adapted flat, not entirely suitable for wheelchair users due to narrow doors.

Other rooms

All flats are en suite, and most rooms are near bathrooms and kitchens. Please ask in advance for any adaptations you might need.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants would be possible in a flat, but these rooms are not suitable for wheelchair users. Live-in dogs could be accommodated.

Early induction and vacation stays

Flexible accommodation arrangements. Early induction and staying over vacation are not a problem, on prior arrangement.

Catering arrangements

Self-catering. Small kitchens on every level and in flats. Larger kitchen near hall for communal cooking and dining and for special occasions.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level access to main entrance through heavy iron gate. Padlocked at 10pm. Out-of-hours access via key-locked side gate, down a small step. Lodge manned 10am–6.30pm. Bursar usually available to help 7–10am. Fairly even slabbed paved surfaces. Small site.

College buildings in general

Most ground floor rooms are accessible, or could be ramped with notice. Some upper floors are accessible by lift. Doors around College are locked by a variety of keys, most at a high level.

Bar

No bar.

Cafeteria

No cafeteria. An outside caterer occasionally serves meals in hall.

Chapel

Ramped, through two sets of narrow keylocked double doors. Fixed pews, with room for a wheelchair. Two steps to altar, but most preaching is at ground level.

College offices

Two steps to College offices. Staff will meet elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

Large student/family common room, with piano, pool and table tennis tables. Ground level, large and spacious, with moveable low sofas and armchairs. Talks are sometimes held here.

Computer facilities

No central computer room. All student rooms are networked.

Dining hall

Small dining hall, accessible by lift. Spacious, with moveable furniture, and communal kitchen next door.

Fellows' areas

Principal's lodge at ground level. Director of Studies' lodge is one step up, but level access can be arranged from the street.

Gardens

Small quad in centre of College, with slabbed paved paths and lawn. Two benches.

Laundry

Central laundry at ground level and accessible.

Library

Main library on first floor, with only stair access. Corner library at ground level through key-locked door, with plenty of workspace. Books can be transferred on request.

Porters' lodge and post room

One step up through manual door to porters' lodge. No bell for assistance. Lodge manned 10am–6.30pm. Bursar usually available to help 7–10am. Two steps to pigeonholes, near College offices.

Sport facilities

No gym or sports fields. Midsummer Common and Jesus Green are nearby.

Toilets

One cubicle on first floor fitted with grab rail, but with a narrow door not suitable for wheelchairs.

Other

  • Centre for Jewish Christian Relations ramped, with sufficient level for a wheelchair user.
  • Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies up one step from ground level.
  • Eastern Region Minstry Course offices upstairs. The Old Common room at ground level can be used for IOCS and ERMC meetings if necessary.
  • Old Common room, used as lecture room, ground level and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Hardware and software can be acquired if needed — speak to the Federation computer officer (based on site) for advice.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities. Photocopier available in College offices, up two steps.

Signs and wayfinding

Little external or directional signage. Plans are underway to improve signage to and around the College. Small site, so wayfinding is not difficult.

Other

  • Partial lighting around site at night.
  • Most staircases are not marked and do not have continuous handrails.
  • Step markings due to be improved soon.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Portable induction loop available, kept by Federation officer and shared with other members of the Federation.

Alarms

Visual and sensory fire alarms are under consideration.

Other

  • Chapel is small and quiet, with carpeted floor.
  • Some traffic noise, especially at night due to deliveries.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre and Anglia Ruskin University. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Signage and step markings due to be improved soon.
  • Evacuation facilities and pager fire alarms are being looked into.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Wesley House. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Wesley House.

Contact Details

Address
Barton Road,
Cambridge, CB3 9BB
Tel.
01223 335 900
Fax
01223 335 908
Email
registrar@wolfson.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Fiona Duncan
Tel.
01223 333 826
Fax
01223 335 908
Email
fed12@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Barton Road, in Newnham, with rear entrance from Selwyn Gardens off Grange Road. A 10–15 minute walk to the city centre. 5–10 minutes to Sidgwick Site and University Library via Selwyn Gardens. 20 minutes to Downing Site and New Museums Site.

Traffic

Barton Road is becoming increasingly busy with traffic in both directions. Pavements and cycle paths are wide and smooth. Speed restrictions are in place along Grange Road.

Services and shops

Several small newsagents, pubs and restaurants on Newnham Corner, and a small co-op store at the end of Barton Road.

Parking

Car park on site. Disabled students and staff can obtain parking permits on medical grounds. Visitors please arrange with the porters before parking.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop on Grange Road. The 175/177, 118/119 and 199 bus services also all stop on Barton Road.

General Information

90 mature undergraduates and 510 postgraduates. For men and women aged 21 and over. Modern, cosmopolitan graduate College, welcoming and supportive towards families and international students. Access around the College is generally very good, although the lack of signage may cause a problem for visitors and new students. Please ask if you need any help to familiarise yourself with the College.

Smoking

No smoking in any building, including private rooms.

Medical facilities

Currently recruiting a part-time nurse. Several first aiders, reached via the porters' lodge. Practising doctor amongst staff acts as medical adviser for the College. See also section on ‘Mental Health Issues’ regarding Peer Support system.

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. No evacuation chairs or other evacuation facilities currently.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Two specifically designed wheelchair-accessible rooms, one en suite and with an adjacent room for an assistant. Four other rooms near a disabled toilet can be converted if needed.

Other rooms

Most rooms are en suite, particularly in the newer blocks. Many are ground floor or accessible by lift.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

A live-in assistant would be possible in the disabled accommodation. Dogs could possibly be accommodated, but please discuss well in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Flexible accommodation, with annual or termly contracts. Early induction possible on arrangement.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily except dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Kitchens near all rooms. No catering charge. Self-catering is a possibility.

Special diets

Please speak to the catering manager regarding special diets. Information regarding nut allergies is available, and a board is being installed in the kitchen with photos of students with allergies.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Main entrance off Barton Road. Level back entrance off Selwyn Gardens and Grange Road. College grounds are all level and accessible, with no outside steps or stairs. Paving is level and fairly smooth. College buildings are spread around the site.

College buildings in general

All public areas are accessible by wheelchair users. Bredon House, the main building, is three small steps up or ramped via a side entrance to the bar. There are lifts in Bredon House, the library, and the new Chancellor centre.

Bar

Bredon House, ramped from side entrance. Spacious and smooth, with moveable chairs, stools and sofas, and low round tables. High bar counter.

Cafeteria

Servery next to hall on first floor of Bredon House, fairly small but all accessible. One way system and card payment.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Most College offices are on the first floor of Bredon House, accessible by lift but through several awkward doors. Staff will meet elsewhere on arrangement.

Common rooms

Small club room near bar in Bredon House, all level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Computer facilities

Ground floor of library building. Level, spacious and carpeted, with moveable chairs. Wireless internet in library, club room and seminar room. All individual rooms networked.

Dining hall

First floor of Bredon House. Access by lift, through two wide single doors. Spacious, with long benches and moveable chairs.

Fellows' areas

No separate Fellows' common room or high table.

Gardens

Gardens all within grounds, level paths and lawn, with several benches.

Laundry

Two steps to most laundry rooms, situated at the back of the site. Arrangements could be made if necessary.

Library

First floor of new building. Lift requires proximity card to operate. Level, spacious and carpeted, with plenty of workspace and space between shelves.

Porters' lodge and post room

Ground floor of Bredon House, up three steps at front entrance or via ramped side entrance to bar. No bell for assistance. Sleeping porter duty at night. Mail boxes nearby, all accessible.

Sport facilities

Small ground floor gym, level and accessible. No sports fields.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on first floor of Bredon House near hall, in library, in Lee Seng Tee hall, on every floor of the Chancellor centre and in accommodation blocks A, R, S and T.

Other

  • Lee Seng Tee hall, used for exhibitions, large meetings, plays and concerts. Level access through side door. Smooth and spacious inside, with stackable chairs. Stage accessible on arrangement. Disabled toilet inside.
  • Chancellor Centre, new accommodation/conference block for short term visitors. Carpeted and spacious, with a large lift to all floors, and disabled toilets on each level. Two large seminar/teaching rooms, all accessible.
  • Seminar/exhibition room on ground floor of new library, carpeted and spacious, with proximity card entry.
  • Seminar room with small bar in Old Library, level entrance through two double doors, smooth and spacious inside.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special hardware or software for visually impaired users could be acquired if necessary, and has been in the past.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print letters and information on request. Touch readable buttons in lifts, and audio information in the Chancellor Centre lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting, with extra lights on work desks and bright black-on-yellow signs. No special facilities for text enlargement. Photocopier in basement of library building, accessible by lift.

Signs and wayfinding

Poor signage. No sign to main entrance or reception, or any other main areas. Please ask for assistance to find your way.

Other

  • External steps have no markings or handrails.
  • Buildings are lit at night but paths are not.
  • Large windows and good lighting in bar and library.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Lee Seng Tee hall and dining hall.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Some traffic noise from Barton Road at peak times, but generally the site is quiet and peaceful.
  • Most public areas, including the library, are carpeted and softly furnished.
  • Music is often played in the bar, but the club room nearby is always quieter.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements regarding Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Peer Support system in operation, whereby trained student counsellors are available to discuss personal problems or issues of mental health.

Planned Access Improvements

Improvements to signage under consideration.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Wolfson College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Wolfson College.