Access Issues Contact
- Miss Joanna Taylor, Tutorial Office Manager
- 01223 334 953
- 01223 334 967
Location, Services and Transport
St Andrew's Street is very busy with taxis, buses and bicycles. Some dropped kerbs, but pavements are uneven.
Services and shops
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.
400 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates. For men and women. Access for students with physical disabilities is rather difficult around College, owing partly to its age and location.
No smoking throughout the College.
Nurse holds a weekday morning surgery during Full Term.
Advise Porters' Lodge if you would need help evacuating in an emergency. A personal evacuation plan can be provided, if required. Otherwise no special procedures or facilities.
Accommodation and Catering
Three specifically adapted student 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.
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 accommodated, with notice, for formal dinners but not usual cafeteria meals. Inform catering staff if you have a nut or other allergy.
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.
Level access from First Court. Heavy glass double doors.
Known as ‘Upper Hall’. Large flight of stairs, with handrail, or lift up from kitchen area.
Double doors, and a large step down. Temporary ramp available. Ramp to main part of chapel. Fixed pews, but room for a wheelchair.
Mostly ground floor offices, with push-button automatic doors.
JCR and TV room in New Court. Ramped access to building. Security keypads. Toilets accessible via lift.
Computers available in the Library. All rooms networked.
Level access. Spacious, but mostly bench seating. One step up to High Table.
Level access to Fellows' areas from Second Court, with disabled toilet nearby. Fellows' room also level and accessible.
Level access from main site. Mostly level, with gravel paths and lawn. Seats and benches.
Downstairs, with no disabled access.
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.
Sports fields about one mile distant from main College site, shared with another college. Accessible.
One disabled toilet, near ‘C’ staircase in Second Court.
- New Court theatre has ramped access from New Court, with wide doors and corridors.
- Music practice room accessible via lift in New Court.
Assistance dogs allowed only by special arrangement.
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. Signposting was upgraded in 2013, which makes the College easier to negotiate.
- Steps are almost all unmarked.
- Lighting in cafeteria good, but Formal Hall is intentionally dimly lit in evenings.
Induction loop in New Court Theatre.
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 5 August 2015. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Christ's College.