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Address
Park Street,
Cambridge, CB5 8AS
Booking line
01223 300 085
Email
info@adctheatre.com
Website
http://www.adctheatre.com/

Access Issues

Contact
Reception
Tel.
01223 359 547
Email
info@adctheatre.com

General Information

University theatre, showcasing plays, pantomime, comedy and music by groups of talented Cambridge University actors and comedians. There are concessions for students, seniors, jobseekers, children under 16, and those with council leisure card A. Recent refurbishments have greatly improved access to the theatre, as there is now a lift to the seating area.

Opening hours

Box Office open 12.30pm-7pm Tuesday and Friday and 3pm-7pm Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday during performance weeks. Outside of term, call ahead to check up to date opening hours.

Location

Corner of Park Street, near Park Street car park and Jesus Green.

Parking

Park street multi-storey car park is close by, and has disabled bays on the ground floor and RADAR toilets. There are some disabled bays on Jesus Lane opposite the theatre. A taxi rank is just outside, and the bus station is close by.

Physical Access

Entrances

Push-button automatic door entrance. Ticket office counter on ground floor, at standing height.

Number of floors

Two floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to upper floors.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor (off foyer).

General access

  • Lift access to auditorium and bar on upper floor. Please book a wheelchair space in advance — the booking fee will be waived.
  • There is now sufficient space for manoeuvre in the bar and upper area.
  • Disabled access to the stage area is via a platform lift, for those taking part in shows. The theatre management are able to provide further information on request.

Visual Impairments

  • The brochure has small type. A larger print version can be provided on request, or staff are always happy to help with information.
  • There are no audio-described shows.

Hearing Impairments

  • Infra-red hearing system installed in auditorium. Contact the box office to pre-set a headset (headphones or hearing aid assist).
  • There are not usually BSL interpreted performances.

Other Useful Information

  • The website contains up to date information on shows and timings.

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

Address
4 Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1RZ
Tel.
01223 766 302
Fax
01223 338 723
Email
admissions@gradstudies.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Mark Smith
Tel.
01223 766 302
Fax
01223 338 398
Email
mrs24@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Mill Lane, opposite the Old Press Site. See Directions and also separate entry for Old Press Site.

Parking

Visitor parking is not ordinarily available, but may be possible if you request it in advance of your visit. Please telephone 01223 766 302 in order to do this.

General Information

The Board of Graduate Studies is charged with the admission, registration and approval of the University's graduate students. Opening hours are 10am–4pm Monday to Friday. Please notify staff of any special requirements you have so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Physical Access

Entrances

Four steep steps to front entrance, with no handrail, through two 66cm wide doors. Bell at top of steps. Level access at rear entrance. Follow the signs from our front door and press the bell when you get to the door at the rear of the building or, alternatively telephone on 01223 766 302 for access.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor. The ground floor has wide doors and is open plan, so almost all areas at ground level are accessible.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. The first floor is accessed by a long flight of stairs (+9, +7 and +8) with a continuous handrail to the right.

Meeting rooms

Reception with low counter, open meeting area and meeting room on ground floor.

Toilets

There is no disabled toilet available. The nearest disabled toilet is available at the Graduate Union. Normal toilets are available on the first floor.

Visual Impairments

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information (or other format) is available on request.

Signs and wayfinding

There is a touch-readable and Braille sign at the main entrance, to the left of the main door. There are clear, blue and yellow signs within the building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops are currently available.

Other

  • The offices are carpeted and quiet, although there is sometimes traffic noise from outside.

Other Useful Information

  • Prospective and current graduate students with disabilities of any sort are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Centre, who can provide advice and support with applications, grants, and study.
  • Please notify staff of any special requirements you have so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Board of Graduate Studies. The DRC updates information as it is received. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Board of Graduate Studies.

Address
1 Brookside,
Cambridge, CB2 1JE

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Brigid Stacey
Tel.
01223 336 265
Fax
01223 336 278
Email
enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/

General Information

40 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and Glasshouses, with over 8,000 labelled plant species. There is good access to almost all areas of this historic Garden, and a pleasant accessible café, picnic area and shop. Admission is free for Cambridge University students and Friends of the Garden on production of valid cards, under 16, and companions of disabled visitors. Adult admission is £4 or £3.50 for over 60s and students with recognized ID.

Opening hours

Closing times vary throughout the year. Open 10am–6pm April to September, 10am–5pm February, March and October, and 10am–4pm November to January. Closed over Christmas and New Year.

Location

A mile south of the city centre, off Trumpington Street. The new Brookside Gate provides a highly-visible and accessible new entrance at the corner of Bateman Street and Trumpington Road. During the construction of the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Station Road Gate is temporarily located behind the War Memorial at the junction of Hills Road and Station Road. Both entrances are now open every day.

Parking

No public car park. Parking in the area is difficult, and it is advisable to take a taxi or the Trumpington Park and Ride which drops off right at the Brookside Gate.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level entrance at both Brookside Gate and Station Road Gate. There is a low-level counter at Brookside Gate and an induction loop. With pre-booking on 01223 336265, electric and manual wheelchairs can be collected from the Brookside Gate for use around the Garden.

Number of floors

All areas are level or sloping, and there are no raised sections. The Glasshouses and Botanic Garden Shop at Brookside are all on ground level. There is ramped access to the café.

Lifts and stairs

All areas are accessible without steps or stairs.

Toilets

There are disabled toilets at the Glasshouses, at the Café and at Brookside Gate.

General access

  • Path surfaces are mostly gravel, and there are large stretches of lawn. There are regular sloped paving ramps that allow access from the paths to the lawn areas. There are several benches at regular intervals around the garden, and seats with armrests in the picnic area.
  • The Glasshouses have been largely re-landscaped in recent years and many houses are now much improved for wheelchair users, with more generous corners and turning circles introduced into both the Mountains display in the Alpine House and in the Life Before Flowers display. The Glasshouse Range has also been fitted with automatically-opening doors at the entrance and exit.
  • Electric and manual wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Brookside Gate if booked in advance on 01223 336265.
  • The café is spacious, and has moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, but no other dogs are allowed. Large print information is available on prior request, but please give plenty of notice.

Directional signage at key junctions throughout the Garden is on posts with large white font against a green background. The low-level heritage path name signage is white-on-black. Plant labels are standard, small, white-on-black low-level signs.

Hearing Impairments

The Brookside Gate has an induction loop.

The garden is quiet and peaceful, but it can get noisy in the café and shop when busy — particularly during school holidays.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Botanic Gardens. The DRC updates information as it is recevied. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Botanic Gardens.

Address
Fitzwilliam House,
32 Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1QY
Website
http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/

Access Issues

Contact
Rachel Baker
Office Manager
Tel.
01223 333 307
Email
rkb27@cam.ac.uk

General Information

Office providing advice and guidance to prospective undergraduate applicants and their advisers about applying to and studying at Cambridge. Useful information can be found on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

Opening hours

9am–5pm Monday to Friday.

Location

Trumpington Street, near Old Addenbrooke's Site. There is rather a lot of traffic in the area, and pavements are poor.

Parking

Parking in the area is very difficult, and there is little space for drop off and pick up. Call in advance for advice on parking for a short term visit.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance is up one step and through heavy door. There is an intercom for assistance. Level access is available through side door nearby. Reception has low counter and small seating area, including chairs with armrests.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. Stairs have a continuous handrail.

Toilets

No disabled toilet, but there are standard toilets at ground level.

General access

  • Meeting rooms are on ground and second floors, so please request a ground floor room if needed. Moveable furniture in meeting rooms.
  • Corridors are rather narrow and may be difficult for those in large wheelchairs.
  • Small seating area in reception, including chairs with armrests.

Visual Impairments

Small sign, barely visible from the street. Look for ‘Fitzwilliam House’ on the main door. Information is available in large print or other formats by prior request.

Please contact the Student Recruitment and Information Assistant, Pam Vendy, using the general contact details above. The Undergraduate Admissions website complies with various accessibility guidelines.

Hearing Impairments

No induction loops currently.

The offices are carpeted and quiet, although there is sometimes traffic noise from outside.

Other Useful Information

  • Prospective applicants with disabilities of any sort are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Centre, who can provide advice and support with applications, grants, and study.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Admissions Office. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 3rd April 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Admissions Office.

Address
Old Examinations Hall
Free School Lane
Cambridge, CB2 3RF
(on New Museums Site)
Website
http://www.cusu.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
welfare@cusu.cam.ac.uk
Tel.
01223 333 313
Fax
01223 333 179
Email
info@cusu.cam.ac.uk

General Information

The Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU) represents all undergraduate and postgraduate students at Cambridge University. CUSU brings together students from all colleges and departments to campaign for postive change in Cambridge. We make sure that student concerns are at the centre of University decision-making and also provide entertainment, service and welfare support for the benefit.

CUSU offers a variety of services to its memebrs. These include high quality photocopying, CUSU publications, vehicle hire, a free mail service and welfare supplies (including bike lights, sexual health supplies, pregnancy tests and attack alarms.)

CUSU has five sabbatical officers: the CUSU President, CUSU Education officer, CUSU Welafre and Rights Officer, CUSU Access Officer, CUSU Womens' Officer and CUSU Co-ordinator, who can be found in the CUSU offices.

The Student Advice Service is provided by CUSU and the Graduate Union, asnd has an office at this location. Please see seperate entry for New Museums Site.

Opening hours

8am–5pm Monday to Friday.

Location

Next to the Small Examinations Hall, in the New Museums Site. See separate entry for New Museums Site.

Parking

Limited disabled parking available. Call in advance.

Physical Access

Entrances

Access to front entrance via steps or wheelchair lift.

Number of floors

All at ground level.

Lifts and stairs

No lift or stairs except at entrance.

Toilets

Disabled toilet available.

General access

Access for those with physical disabilities is generally good, although some corridors are narrow.

Visual Impairments

Sign at main entrance, and limited number of signs within the building. Please ask for assistance if needed.

Large print information can be provided on prior request.

Hearing Impairments

No induction loops.

The information on this page is the responsibility of CUSU. The DRC updates information as it is recevied. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with CUSU.

The Careers Service hosts information for disabled students on the Careers Service website. There is also information regarding the Careers Service Library and information accessibility. Please find full details at:

Contact Details

Address
Stuart House,
Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1XE
Website
http://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contacts
Ms. Catherine Alexander
Tel.
01223 338 288
Fax
01223 338 281
Email
catherinealexander@careers.cam.ac.uk

General Information

Provides careers education, information and guidance to students and alumni of the University of Cambridge. See website for further details, as many resources are online. Appointments with Careers Advisors can be made by phoning the Information Desk on 338 169. Please advise seven working days in advance if you have any disabilities or special requirements, for example information in different formats.

Opening hours

9.15am–5.15pm during term. Closed for lunch 1–2.15pm during vacations.

Location

Mill Lane, next to the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms. See also entry for Old Press Site.

Parking

One disabled bay to left of building. Call in advance to arrange parking.

Physical Access

Entrances

Four steps to main entrance, with no handrail, through heavy manual double doors. Bell for assistance. Currently no wheelchair access to building but meetings with Advisors can be arranged to be held in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms next door in wheelchair accessible rooms.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including lower library.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. Stairs have old-fashioned continuous handrails.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor of nearby Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

General access

  • Ground floor is all level, carpeted and accessible. There are some chairs in the foyer, without armrests, and sufficient space in the library to move about and sit at tables.
  • Access to lower library and upper offices is by stairs only, but interviews with Careers Advisers can always be held at ground level if necessary, and information can be brought up on request.

Visual Impairments

  • Guide dogs welcome.
  • Information can be provided in different formats, including large print, on colour paper, and in Braille. Please contact the Information Manager Chris Michaelides at least seven working days in advance of your visit if possible.

Hearing Impairments

  • Portable induction loop at reception
  • The building is carpeted and quiet.

Other Useful Information

  • Many events arranged by the Careers Service take place in other venues. If you have any questions concerning access, please contact the Careers Service in advance of the event.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Careers Service. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 2 February 2016. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Careers Service.

Address
New Museums Site,
Pembroke Street,
Cambridge CB2 3QH
Help Desk email
service-desk@ucs.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Sheena MacRae
Tel.
01223 334 600
Fax
01223 334 679
Email
reception@ucs.cam.ac.uk

General Information

Provides support, advice and training courses to members of the University regarding University computing facilities. Many resources are available online. There are staff who specialise in dealing with assistive technologies. Please contact the Service Desk with questions about special hardware or software to help with disabilities and Upper Limb Disorder, much of which is available for trial use.

Opening hours

Reception is open 9am–5pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am–5pm Wednesday or 9am–4.30pm Friday. Service Desk is open as for reception, but closes for lunch between 1pm and 2pm each day.

Location

New Museums Site.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level ground floor access through manual double doors, and large lift on your left. Reception, Service Desk and Balfour Macintosh room located on second floor of Cockcroft building. Phoenix teaching rooms are ramped with automatic doors. Arrange in advance to access Titan teaching rooms.

Number of floors

Main reception on second floor of Cockroft building. Phoenix rooms are ground level. Titan teaching rooms on second floor of Arup building.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift in Cockroft building. Lift to Titan teaching rooms in Arup building from Babbage lecture theatre podium — arrange in advance.

Toilets

Disabled toilet at the back of Phoenix building — follow signs to Hopkinson lecture theatre through automatic door. Disabled toilet available during open hours on Cockcroft Floor 2. Ask at reception for access.

General access

  • Service desk and reception area in Cockroft building is spacious and accessible, with a large carpeted waiting area and several chairs. Low information leaflet rack.
  • Phoenix user area has workstation with electrically adjustable height desk.
  • Titan teaching rooms have workstation with electrically adjustable height desk and are accessible, but again rather awkward for wheelchair users — arrange in advance.

Visual Impairments

Good, clear, white-on-blue signs. Touch-readable and Braille buttons in lift. Advice on software and hardware for visually impaired users available — contact the Service Desk. The Disability Resource Centre can also help with this.

Computers in teaching rooms can be configured to use larger fonts or different backgrounds, and a range of accessibility software is available on the systems. All computers have audio output sockets. Antiglare/radiation filters are available on request.

Information leaflets and training material can be provided in alternative formats on prior request.

Hearing Impairments

  • All teaching rooms and reception have induction loops.
  • Help desk area is carpeted and quiet.

Other Useful Information

  • Evacuation chairs are fitted near lifts. First aiders available whenever open.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Computing Service. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 7 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Computing Service.

Address
2–3 Bene't Place,
Lensfield Road,
Cambridge CB2 1EL
Website
http://www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Sue Geeson
Tel.
01223 332 865
Fax
01223 760 990
Email
reception@counselling.cam.ac.uk

General Information

Counselling service open to all members and staff of Cambridge University. Appointments can be made with counsellors regarding any personal, relationship or identity problems. There are also many self-help resources available. See the website for more information, as some resources are available online.

Opening hours

Mondays: 9.00 - 5.30
Tuesdays: 9.00 - 7.30
Wednesdays: 9.00 - 5.30
Thursdays: 9.00 - 7.30
Fridays: 9.00 - 5.00

The Service is open throughout the year except for vacation closures at Christmas and Easter. Reception hours and evening opening may be reduced over the summer period. 

Location

A 10–15 minute walk from the city centre. The building is located opposite ‘The Snug’ bar. There is rather a lot of traffic along Lensfield Road, and pavements are poor.

Parking

Parking in the area is very difficult, and there is little space for drop off and pick up. Call in advance for advice on parking for a short term visit.

Physical Access

Entrances

Ramped main entrance from Lensfield Road, through wide door. Bell and intercom at door into reception, with electric door release.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. Stairs have continuous handrails.

Toilets

Disabled toilet at ground level.

General access

  • There are counselling and meeting/group rooms at ground level, so please request this if needed.
  • Waiting area has low seats with armrests.

Visual Impairments

  • Brass sign at main entrance.
  • Large print information can be made available on prior request.

Hearing Impairments

  • Induction loop in Reception area, and a portable induction loop is accessible to all counsellors.
  • The building is carpeted and quiet, although there is sometimes traffic noise from outside.

Other Useful Information

  • Counselling can be requested using a secure web-form on the Service website, which gives an opportunity to declare a disability or request being seen in a ground floor room.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Couselling Service. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 20th August 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Counselling Service.

Address
3 Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1QA
Website
http://www.dental.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Sarah Weatherill
Tel.
01223 332 860
Fax
01223 765 299
Email
smw56@cam.ac.uk

General Information

Dental service offering NHS treatment for students of Cambridge University and private treatment for staff. Please make an appointment and state any special requirements in advance.

Opening hours

9am–5pm Monday to Friday.

Location

Trumpington Street, on the junction with Lensfield Road. See also separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site, which is nearby. There is rather a lot of traffic in the area, and pavements are poor.

Parking

Parking in the area is very difficult, and there is little space for drop off and pick up. Call in advance for advice on parking for a short term visit.

Physical Access

Entrances

One step to main entrance, through narrow manual door. High bell for assistance. Waiting area and reception through another door on the left. High counter at reception. Some seats with armrests.

Number of floors

Two floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. Steep stairs with a non-continuous handrail.

Toilets

No disabled toilet, but there is a small normal toilet at ground level which has been fitted with grab rails.

General access

Treatment rooms are on the upper level and accessible only by stairs.

Visual Impairments

Small sign at entrance, rather difficult to see from the street. Lighting in reception area has recently been improved.

Large print information can be provided on prior request.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loop in reception area.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Dental Service. The DRC updates information as it is recevied. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Dental Service.

Address
Keynes House,
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1QA
Website
Disability Resource Centre

Access Issues

Contact
Tel.
01223 332 301
Fax
01223 766 863
Email
disability@admin.cam.ac.uk

General Information

  • Information and advice on disability issues
  • Individual support to disabled students and College staff
  • Tailor-made training on all aspects of disability
  • Advice on making 'reasonable adjustments' and the University's obligations under the DDA
  • Developing University disability policy and practice
  • Promoting disability awareness

Opening hours

9am–5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am–4pm Fridays.

Location

The DRC is located in the ground floor of Keynes House, which is adjacent to the Judge Business School and part of Old Addenbrooke's Site. Enter the site from Trumpington Street, opposite the courtyard entrance of the Fitzwilliam Museum and locate Keynes House to your left, alongside the car park of the Judge Business School. There is rather a lot of traffic in the area, and pavements are poor.

Parking

Parking in the area is very difficult, and there is little space for drop off and pick up. The site car park has barriers at the entrance. There is metered parking near the DRC on Trumpington Street, including two disabled bays. Call in advance for advice on parking for a short term visit.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level entrance to building through automatic doors. Remote control automatic door at entrance to office, with bell for assistance. Low level reception desk.

Number of floors

Ground floor only.

Lifts and stairs

Not applicable.

Toilets

Large, fully equipped disabled toilet with automatic door outside office entrance.

General access

  • All areas and offices are fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with physical and sensory impairments.

Visual Impairments

  • Large Braille and touch readable sign at vehicle entrance and office entrance, to the right of the door.
  • Information in alternative formats, including Braille, audio tape and large print, can be provided on prior request.

Hearing Impairments

  • Induction loop at reception desk and in the Bridget's meeting room. Portable induction loop available on request.
  • Carpeted and quiet inside the building.
Address
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1RB
Website
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Visitor Services
Tel.
01223 332 928
01223 332 900
Fax
01223 332 923
Email
fitzmuseum-access@lists.cam.ac.uk

General Information

A spectacular white-pillared building, with two main floors of exhibits from all over the world. Recently renovated interior with improved access. Knowledgeable staff will help you with any query. The museum is a department of the University and holds its arts and antiquities collections. It runs a busy programme of exhibitions, talks, concerts, courses and educational workshops. It also houses a reference library, shop and cafe, all accessible.

Opening hours

10am–5pm Tuesday to Saturday and noon–5pm Sunday. Reference library open to the public 10am–4.30pm Tuesday to Friday. Café is open until 4.30pm. Shop open until 4.50pm. Free entry (suggested donation £5).

Location

Trumpington Street, near Old Addenbrooke's Site. See also separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site. There is rather a lot of traffic in the area, and pavements are poor.

Parking

Parking in the area is very difficult. There are some Pay and Display and designated disabled bays on Trumpington Street, and drop off and pick up at the Courtyard entrance. You may with a Blue Badge park for 3 hours on a singe yellow line on Trumpington Street on the Museum side. There is no visitor car park. Citi 4 bus stop ouside the Courtyard entrance.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access via Courtyard entrance, to the left of the main entrance steps, through automatic doors. Reception desk at entrance to help with bags and queries. Main entrance is up a large flight of stone steps.

Number of floors

Two main floors of exhibits.

Lifts and stairs

Glass lift to all floors, except a restricted balcony area in Gallery 3 and the Fan Gallery (33). Not all staircases have continuous handrails.

Toilets

Large disabled toilet, babychange cubicle, and a large cubicle inside the ladies' toilet near the main entrance. Two disabled toilets/babychange cubicles near the Courtyard entrance.

General access

  • Most areas inside the museum have flat or slightly sloping floors, and all rooms are accessible via the lift. There are several heavy doors.
  • Staff are available in most rooms to help.
  • There are seats and benches (without armrests) in nearly every room, although be warned that some seats are part of the display and not for visitors to sit on. Portable stools are also available.
  • Floor surface is smooth and slightly slippery.

Visual Impairments

  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the museum.
  • Large print information on exhibitions and displays available in the galleries.
  • Handheld eGuide gives audio information about certain exhibits, but is difficult to use if you are visually impaired.
  • Both the signage and the map are small and hard to read. Large print, Braille and tactile versions are available at both entrances and plenty of staff are available to direct you.
  • Beware the glass doors between some rooms.

Hearing Impairments

  • Induction loop at both entrances. Portable loops available for talks and events when booked in advance.
  • eGuides use an in-ear speaker and are not specifically designed for the hard of hearing.
  • Slightly echoey acoustics due to harsh furnishings and high ceilings.
  • The café has recently put rubber feet on chairs to eliminate screeching, but clattering plates on hard surfaces are still a problem.

Other Useful Information

  • Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow if mobility is a problem.
  • The museum website carries comprehensive information on events, exhibitions and services.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 8 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Address
17 Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1RX
Website
http://www.gradunion.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
enquiries@gradunion.cam.ac.uk
Tel.
01223 333 312
Fax
01223 333 212
Email
enquiries@gradunion.cam.ac.uk

General Information

The Graduate Union (GU) provides services and representation for all graduate students at the University. Their staff consists of an elected sabbatical officer President, the CUSU-GU Welfare and Rights Officer and a full-time executive adminstrator. There is also a GU board, composed of elected student volunteers. The GU contains a large lounge and cafe, a bar open for evening events, a computer room, a room reserved for prayer and medication and two bookable meeting rooms. Their service point offers student services including thesis-binding, gown hire, photocopying,printing, laminating and faxing.

Opening hours

Cafe is open 9am - 6pm weekdays during term time. The service point is open from 10am - 1pm weekdays and additionally from 2pm -5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Special events outside hours are posted on the calendar. See calendar for more information. See calendar for more information.

Location

17 Mill Lane in Old Press Site. See separate entries for 17 Mill Lane and Old Press Site. Between Mill Lane and Silver Street. Two minutes walk to city centre. The main entrance to the GU is on the corner of Silver Street and Trumpington Street, opposite Mr Polito's Barbershop.

Parking

No parking is available unless temporary and by prior arrangement.

Physical Access

Entrances

Eight steps up to main entrance, with handrail. Wheelchair access is available off Mill Lane, via platform lift and an automatic door operated by your University card, which must be pre-programmed for access. Open automatic release fire doors into the GU.

Number of floors

On ground floor of building.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift to all floors of the building. The steps at the main entrance to the building, accessed via the Silver Street entrance, can be avoided by using the platform lift at the rear, accessed via Mill Lane.

Toilets

Disabled toilet outside, near the lift.

General access

  • Level and spacious, with moveable furniture. All areas are accessible. Seating is mostly on sofas, but there are some higher chairs with armrests.
  • The computer room is small but accessible, and there is free wireless internet in the lounge.
  • The meeting room is rather small but accessible, with moveable chairs round a large table.

Visual Impairment.

  • Information in different formats can be provided on request, as there are printing and photocopying facilities in the shop.

Hearing Impairments

  • Wooden floors and some noise from the cafe.
  • There is some traffic noise at peak times, usually around lunch time.

Other Useful Information

The GU welcomes your feedback on access issues. Please let us know how we can of assistance by contacting enquiries@gradunion.cam.ac.uk Advice and support, whether academic or welfare related, is available from one of the elected Board members and from the student advice service, which can be contacted for advice at advice@camstudentadvice.co.uk.

Please contact David Homeyard (tel. 01223 (7)69003, email dmh41@cam.ac.uk ) to have your University card activated to enter the building.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Graduate Union. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 8 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Graduate Union.

Address
Basement, 16 Mill Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1SB
Tel.
01223 764 680
Fax
01223 764 679
Email
international@admin.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/international/

Access Issues

Contact
Nina Coakley
Tel.
01223 764 680
Fax
01223 764 679
Email
nc304@admin.cam.ac.uk

General Information

The International Office is housed in the basement of a building off Mill Lane. Access is difficult, but arrangements can always be made to accommodate your needs. Please feel free to call in advance.

Opening hours

9am–5pm Monday to Friday.

Location

Mill Lane, is off Trumpington Street. 16 Mill Lane is near to the University Sports and Social Club. There is a lot of traffic in the area and Mill Lane itself is a narrow road with very narrow and poor pavements.

Parking

Parking in the area is very difficult, however there is space for drop off and pick up. Call in advance for advice on parking for a short term visit.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance is through heavy door at the end of a car park. There is an intercom for assistance at basement level.

Number of floors

Three floors in total. The Ground Floor level is a small entrance hall leading to stairwells.

The International Office is located in the basement. There are several steps down to basement level and through three heavy doors for entry to the office. There is an intercom located at second internal door for assistance.

Lifts and stairs

Lift entrance on First floor, does not go to Basement level. Stairs have a banister on one side.

Toilets

No disabled toilet, Non Disabled toilets at basement level.

General access

  • Meeting rooms are available at basement level. Moveable furniture in meeting rooms.
  • Corridors are wide but have heavy doors between rooms.

Visual Impairments

  • Sign at Entrance, not visible from Mill Lane.
  • Information is available in large print or other formats by prior request.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loops currently.
  • The offices are carpeted and quiet.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the International Office. The DRC updates information as it is recevied. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the International Office.

Address
Old Music School,
Downing Place,
Cambridge CB2 3EL
Tel.
01223 335 058
 
Email
enquiries@langcen.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Emma Furuta
Tel.
01223 335 058
 
Email
el271@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Place, quiet road off Downing Street opposite Downing Site. It is a five minute walk to the city centre. The pavement outside the building is uneven and difficult, with few dropped kerbs and parked cars. Bicycle racks now available opposite the Centre.

Traffic

Downing Place itself is fairly quiet, but there can be parked cars due to construction works and events at the church next door. Downing Street is always busy with traffic (in one direction) and bicycles (in both directions).

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Parking is difficult, but may be possible on the Downing Site or opposite the Language Centre with advance notice. Otherwise, it is best to park in the Lion Yard and walk. With a disabled badge, you can park briefly on the pavement outside to seek advice.

Other transport options

Bus station is three minutes' walk away.

General Information

Language teaching and resource centre open to students and staff of the University and members of the general public (learning resources only). Open 9am-7pm Monday to Friday in term time and 9am-5pm Monday to Friday in the vacation.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders are on the nearby Downing Site and one is on-site.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance has one step up through double doors. Bell for assistance. Level wheel-chair access through side entrance with bell and intercom system. Low counter at reception.

Number of floors

Two floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

There is no lift to the upper level, but teaching can be accommodated on the ground floor on request. Stairs have a handrail.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Two teaching rooms on ground floor, and two on upper floor. All are level and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Resource Centre

John Trim Centre on ground floor. Spacious and carpeted, with moveable chairs. Always staffed when open, and staff keen to help. Two side rooms available on request.

Computer facilities

Many computers in John Trim Centre on ground floor.

Toilets

Two accessible toilets (one for wheelchair access).

Common rooms

No designated common room.

Other

  • Classes can be moved to ground floor rooms if needed — please ask in advance.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome with prior notification.

Computer facilities

Interactive whiteboards in classrooms. Other software and hardware can be acquired if needed. Staff are willing to help with accessing large fonts on the computers in the John Trim Centre.

Large print, braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Many audio language learning resources available to use and borrow. Arrangements can be made for loaning materials.

Resources and magnification equipment

Magnifying sheets available. Good lighting. Photocopier available in reception area for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signposting. Staff are available to help.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Mobile induction loop in use. Please inform staff in advance if needed.

Other

  • DVDs available for language learning.
  • Audio books and resources can be heard through individual headphones in the John Trim Centre.
  • Sign language course materials available.
  • Hearing impaired students have been successful at learning languages here in the past.

Support

  • The Disability Liaison Officer can advise on learning strategies in one-to-one appointments and make arrangements in the Centre if needed. Please do come and let us know what you need.
  • Coloured paper available for photocopying.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Language Centre. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 15 February 2016. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Language Centre.

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3DZ
Tel.
01223 333 516
Website
http://maa.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Museum Administrator
Tel.
01223 333 510
Fax
01223 333 517
Email
wmb24@cam.ac.uk

General Information

Founded in 1883, the Museum houses the University's collections of local antiquities and archaeological and ethnographic artefacts from all continents. As a research and teaching centre it continues to collect contemporary material and local archaeology. The permanent galleries for archaeology and anthropology provide an overview of material from around the world, one gallery is devoted to changing exhibitions and there are annual student exhibitions and rotating displays.

Opening hours

10.30am–4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday. Free entry.

Location

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

Parking

No visitor parking. It is best to park in Lion Yard and walk up the red walkway and over the (busy) road. For visitors with impaired mobility parking can be arranged on-site given sufficient notice.

Physical Access

Entrances

Entrance to the Downing Site is through big iron gates on Downing Street. Sometimes the ramped gates are locked on Saturdays, so it's best to call and check if you can't manage steps. Steep wooden ramps to entrance, but doors are wide.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift to all floors.

Toilets

Disabled toilets accessible by lift — ladies' toilet on first floor, men's on second floor.

General access

Inside, it is mostly flat, and very spacious, with a thinly carpeted floor on the ground floor and wooden flooring on the first and second floors.

There is a small raised section with two marked steps, and steps down to one further display area but everything can be seen from ground level.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs welcome. Very well lit exhibits and displays, in a bright and airy room. The stairs up to the upper floors are unmarked, but well lit. Other steps are usually marked where they exist.

Most of the signage is fairly large and clear, although often the detail is small. Large print leaflets are available.

Hearing Impairments

An induction loop is available at the front desk.

The Museum is a rather large space, with hard furnishings, but generally not too busy or noisy.

Other Useful Information

  • Children welcome. Special children's information sheets, clipboards and pencils are available.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The DRC updates information as it is recevied. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Address
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 9DA
Website
http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Susanne Turner
Tel.
01223 335 153
Fax
01223 335 409
Email
smt41@cam.ac.uk

General Information

Known as the ‘Ark’, the Museum of Classical Archaeology has over 600 plaster casts of Greek and Roman statues — one of the largest collections in the world. The Museum is part of the Cambridge University Faculty of Classics, and used for teaching. It is also popular with schools and artists.

Opening hours

Open to the public 10am–5pm Monday to Friday and 10am–1pm Saturday in university term. Free entry.

Location

Sidgwick Avenue. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

Parking

Three disabled parking bays. Two are straight ahead at the car park entrance, and one is up the drive to the right.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level paved access to the main entrance of the Classics building. Low level counter at enquiries desk. Wheelchair entry is via a separate entrance — advance notice is essential.

Number of floors

Museum is on one level on the first floor.

Lifts and stairs

There is a large lift to the Museum. Please phone ahead for use of the lift.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on the left in the main foyer.

General access

  • Level, spacious, and carpeted inside.
  • All areas are accessible.

Visual Impairments

  • Guide dogs welcome. Extremely well lit.
  • Touching of exhibits is permitted for the visually impaired but please ask in advance.
  • Information cards are fairly large and readable.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loop.
  • Quiet and softly furnished.

Other Useful Information

  • Pre-booked school parties are welcome. Please call the museum office on 01223 330402 or email museum@classics.cam.ac.uk for bookings.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Museum of Classical Archaeology. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 7 August 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3EJ.
Website
http://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Rosalyn Wafe
Tel.
01223 336 650
Email
umzc@zoo.cam.ac.uk

General Information

Two floors of an amazing range of animals, including a Finback whale, an African elephant, and fossils, reconstructed skeletons, shells, stuffed animals and birds. Many of the exhibits were collected by Charles Darwin. The museum is part of the University of Cambridge's Department of Zoology, and is used for teaching and research as well as drawing and general interest. Regular art exhibitions are put on in the lower gallery.

Opening hours

10am–4.45pm Monday to Friday, 11am–4pm Saturday. Closed some bank holidays and over the Christmas period. Entry free.

Location

New Museums Site. See separate entry for New Museums Site. The Museum of Zoology is in the Department of Zoology, underneath the huge whale skeleton.

Parking

No public parking. It is best to park in Lion Yard or the city centre.

Physical Access

Entrances

Access to the department is via a steep ramp with handrail, steps or a wheelchair lift, and through power-assisted doors. There are two sets of automatic doors to enter the museum itself.

Number of floors

Ground floor, mid-level mezzanine, and lower level.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift to lower level, but not mezzanine. The exhibits on the mezzanine can be seen from above.

Toilets

A disabled toilet is located in the museum foyer just to the right of the entrance. Other toilets are up a few steps.

General access

  • All surfaces are flat, smooth and spacious, and all areas except the mezzanine are accessible.
  • There is a phone for assistance at the entrance to the museum.

Visual Impairments

  • Assistance dogs welcome. Excellent lighting.
  • Information and signage are generally large and clear.

Hearing Impairments

  • No induction loop at present. An induction loop is due to be fitted shortly.
  • Rather harshly furnished and echoey, but the museum is generally quiet.

Other Useful Information

  • Photography and videoing are permitted without a tripod. Information sheets and self-led family trails are available at the entrance.
  • Pre-booked school visits are welcome.

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

Address
Philippa Fawcett Drive,
Cambridge, CB3 0AS
 
Website
http://www.sport.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Karen Pearce
Tel.
01223 336 580
 
Email
karen.pearce@sport.cam.ac.uk

General Information

Large Fitness Suite and separate Strength and Conditioning room, with various cardiovascular and weights machines, including cable machines, Ski Ergs, hand crank bikes and a treadmill for the visually impaired. Circuit training and club sports activities in rooms upstairs. There are various membership schemes for the Sports Centre — please ask for individual prices.

Opening hours

6.30am–10pm Monday to Friday and 8am–8pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day with reduced hours on some public holidays. Check the Sport website for details.

Location

Philippa Fawcett Drive on the West Cambridge Site. Coton Footpath cycle way leads to the Sports Centre.

Parking

12 accessible parking spaces on site.

Physical Access

Entrances

Dipped kerbs outside. Flat access through two sets of double doors – one automatic and one push/pull set. Low counter at reception. Swipecard access to Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Suite, one single access gate and one double access gate wide enough for wheelchairs.

Number of floors

Two floors in total. Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Suite and Squash Courts are on the ground floor, Multi Purpose room, Fives Courts and Team Training room are upstairs.

Lifts and stairs

Lift available to second floor.

Toilets

Three disabled toilets/shower/changing rooms on ground floor. Level access to regular changing rooms and toilets through two sets of doors. Additional disabled toilet on the second floor.

General access

  • The fully accessible facility has been built to be wide enough for sports wheelchairs. This includes corridors and the Sports Hall balcony.
  • The facility has a range of equipment which can be used for strength and flexibility training activities.
  • Full inductions are given to all new members, so please ask if there are any issues you would like to discuss.
  • GP Referral scheme available.

Visual Impairments

Excellent lighting throughout.

Hearing Impairments

  • Can be loud in the reception area during busy periods.
  • Music is played in the gym

Other Useful Information

  • The CADMuS (Cambridge Adult Disability Multi Sport) Club meets every Saturday morning at the Sports Centre from 10am – 12pm. See the Club website for more details.
  • A new three lane Indoor Cricket School is located in the town centre. Eastern Vipers Cricket Club for visually impaired people has used the facility. See website for details.

The information on this page is the responsibility of University of Cambridge Sports Service. The DRC updates information as it is received. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the University of Cambridge Sports Service.

Address
Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road,
Cambridge, CB2 1ER
Website
http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Kate Gilbert
Tel.
01223 336 540
Fax
01223 336 549
Email
museum@spri.cam.ac.uk

General Information

The Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute holds a collection of artefacts, sculpture, paintings, drawings and photographs relating to the Artic and Antartic. Books, postcards, posters, and other items may be purchased from the Museum Shop. As well as the permanent exhibits, the museum regularly arranges special exhibitions and occasionally displays other items of particular interest.

Opening hours

10am–4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and public holidays. Entry free, and donations appreciated.

Location

Lensfield Road, near the crossroads with Hills Road, East Road and Regent Street.

Parking

No public parking. The nearest multi-storey car park is Queen Anne. Disabled drivers can obtain a reserved parking space near the entrance to the institute by calling in advance.

Physical Access

Entrances

Disabled lift to museum entrance. Manual doors into building. Low reception counter.

Number of floors

The main museum is located on the ground floor. The library, open to the public on prior arrangement, is located on the ground, first and second floors. The entrance on the first floor is accessible by lift.

Lifts and stairs

There is a lift to all floors of the building.

Toilets

Disabled toilet located in the temporary exhibition gallery of the museum.

General access

  • The museum is all on the ground level, with plenty of space and smooth floors.
  • The library is accessible by lift, and there is plenty of space for sitting, reading and working.

Visual Impairments

Lighting is excellent. Lots of natural light through the windows; some spotlighting. Information on exhibits is large and clear (at least 16pt). Touch-readable and Braille information in lift.

Large print captions available on request. Magnification equipment is available in the library, including assistive software on two computers and a photocopier for text enlargement.

Hearing Impairments

  • Portable induction loop available at reception.
  • There is some traffic noise from Lensfield Road, especially during peak times. The school next door can also be noisy at breaktime.

Other Useful Information

  • Visits from schools and other groups are welcome, but please book in advance (telephone: 01223 336 562 email: schools@spri.cam.ac.uk)

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Polar Museum. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 8 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Polar Museum.

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3EQ
Website
http://www.sedgwickmuseum.org/

Access Issues

Contact
Matthew Riley
Tel.
01223 333 456
Fax
01223 333 450
Email
sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk

General Information

The Museum is part of the University of Cambridge's Department of Earth Sciences and houses an internationally important collection of rocks, fossils and minerals. Its collections are used for teaching and research, both within its host department and the wider academic community. The Museum has a tradition of welcoming all visitors and regularly holds special events and family activities.

Opening hours

10am–1pm and 2–5pm Monday to Friday. 10am–4pm Saturday. Entry free.

Location

Pedestrian access is from Downing Street; the Museum is signposted from the main pedestrian entrance for the Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

Look for the sweeping stone staircase above the main entrance to the Department of Earth Sciences.

Parking

The entrance for cars is on Tennis Court Road, but the car park itself is not open to the public so can only be used for dropping off. For visitors with impaired mobility parking can be arranged on-site given sufficient notice.

The nearest public car park is the Grand Arcade car park, accessible from Corn Exchange Street via Downing Street.

Physical Access

Number of floors

The Museum is located on the first floor.

Entry

Main Entrance

The Museum galleries are located on the 1st Floor, accessible via a narrow stone staircase which has awkward angles and is currently poorly lit.

If you need help negotiating the steps or prefer to use the lift please contact the Museum via the intercom located at the base of the staircase, near the Dept entrance door. The Museum has a wheelchair which visitors are welcome to use if they are using a mobility scooter or wheelchair which is too large to fit in the lift. 

Accessible Entrance

There is a ramp leading to the Department of Earth Sciences Entrance, located beneath Museum staircase. Use the intercom to request assistance.

Lifts and stairs

There is a small lift to the Museum level, not suitable for large buggies or large wheelchairs (lift floor measures 100 cm by 100 cm). Please ask for assistance via the intercom or request to borrow a wheelchair from the Museum.

Gallery Accessibility

Surfaces are smooth and spacious.

All areas are accessible once you are inside the Museum.

Platform lifts enable access between the split levels of the gallery. A key and instructions are available from a member of staff. Please ask for further assistance if required.

Ample seating is provided throughout the galleries.

Some of the historic display cases may be difficult to view from a wheelchair.

Toilets

Small toilet and baby change in Museum gallery.

Disabled toilet and baby change on the ground floor; please ask a member of staff for access.

Emergency Evacuation

The Museum operates a system of assisted escape for disabled visitors. A member of staff will come to help you in the event of an emergency such as a fire alarm.

The type of evacuation chair that is provided by the Museum requires the individual being evacuated to be able to self transfer from their wheelchair to the evacuation chair.

Please inform staff if you are not able to self transfer before entering the Museum. We need to know this to ensure that we will be able to evacuate you safely in the event of an emergency without putting you or members of the fire service in danger.

If you are unable to self transfer you will need to be accompanied by someone who can assist you.

Visual Impairments

Due to the sensitivity of some of the Museum's objects, lighting is subdued in some areas.

The Museum is fairly open plan and has harsh furnishings.

Staff can guide you around, provide objects for handling and describe the exhibits if arranged in advance.

A handling trolley with touchable specimens is located in the Resources Area.

Hearing Impairments

The Museum is not generally noisy.

An induction loop system is installed in the Museum Shop/Information Point and in the Tilley Lecture Theatre (used for special events).

Other Useful Information

  • There is a small shop, open 10am-1pm and 2-5pm Monday to Friday, and 10-4 on Saturdays. The shop sells postcards, books, posters and models. Talks are sometimes held in the Tilley Lecture Theatre, which is partially accessible.
  • If you would like to visit the Museum, but are unable to gain access to the 1st floor galleries please contact us in advance and we would be happy to arrange access to the ground floor building stones collection (not normally open to the public). We can also bring the handling trolley down to the ground floor.
  • A gallery plan can be downloaded.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Sedgewick Museum of Earth Sciences. The DRC updates information as it is received from the museum. This page was last updated on 15 February 2016. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Sedgewick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Access Issues

Contact
Joanne Black. Please note that your first point of contact should be your College tutorial office.
Tel.
01223 332 266
 
Email
joanne.black@admin.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://map.cam.ac.uk/The+Senate+House

General Information

The Senate House is a central University building, used for the University's main ceremonial events. A permanent ramp has recently been built to enable easy access to the ground level.

Opening hours

Open only for events, for most of which tickets are required. No entry for the general public.

Location

Located on King's Parade, opposite Great St Mary's Church and adjacent to Senate House Passage.

Parking

No parking available. There are several disabled bays on King's Parade. Lion Yard car park is also nearby.

Physical Access

Entrances

Permanent ramped entrance through east door.

Number of floors

Ground floor plus an upper gallery.

Lifts and stairs

The gallery has only stair access.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in main building nearby. Other toilets available in the basement of the Cockerell building in Gonville and Caius College.

General access

  • Most areas of the ground level are accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Primarily chair seating, with some benches.
  • Please advise your College if you need to reserve a ground floor seat or wheelchair space, upon application for tickets.

Visual Impairments

  • No electric lighting in the Senate House. All light is natural window light.
  • Information in other formats, for example large print or Braille, is not usually made available. Your College may be able to help provide this if needed and requested well in advance.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loop installed and working during all events where a microphone is used. This does not include degree ceremonies.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Senate House. The DRC updates information as it is recevied. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Senate House.

Address
4 Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1RZ
Tel.
01223 766 302
Fax
01223 338 723
Email
student.registry@admin.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/studentregistry

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Craig Belcher
Tel.
01223 331 201
Fax
01223 338 723
Email
craig.belcher@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Mill Lane, opposite the Old Press Site; see separate entry for Old Press Site. Adjacent to Stuart House (University Careers Service.)

Parking

Visitor parking is not ordinarily available, but may be possible if you request it in advance of your visit. Please telephone 01223 331 201 in order to discuss this.

General Information

The Student Registry is the administrative centre for the maintainence of the University's student records, fee liability and associated activities for students and staff. Opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Please notify staff of any special requirements you have so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Physical Access

Entrances

Four steep steps to front entrance, with no handrail, through two 66cm wide doors. Bell at top of steps. Level access at rear entrance. Follow the signs from our front door and press the bell when you get to the door at the rear of the building or, alternatively telephone on 01223 766 302 for access.

Number of floors

Three floors in total. The ground floor has wide doors and is open plan, so almost all areas at ground level are accessible.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. The first floor is accessed by a long flight of stairs (+9, +7 and +8) with a continuous handrail to the right.

Meeting rooms

Reception with low counter, open meeting area and meeting room on ground floor.

Toilets

There is no disabled toilet available. The nearest disabled toilet is available at the Graduate Union. Normal toilets are available on the first floor.

Visual Impairments

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information (or other format) is available on request.

Signs and wayfinding

There is a touch-readable and Braille sign at the main entrance, to the left of the main door. There are clear, blue and yellow signs within the building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops are currently available.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Student Registry. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 21st February 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Student Registry.

Address
Granta Place,
Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1RU
Website
http://www.unicen.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Jamie Brittain
Tel.
01223 337 766
Fax
01223 337 745
Email
jab41@cam.ac.uk

General Information

The University Centre provides a wide range of catering and social facilities for members, who include students, staff, alumni and their guests. Principle facilities include a cafeteria-style dining hall (MDH), fine-dining restaurant (Riverside Restaurant), coffee bar (Grads Café), Family room (The Granta Bar), computer room and various meeting rooms that are available for hire. Access is good.

Opening hours

Open from 9am until 11pm every day throughout the year, except for a few days at Easter, Christmas and August Bank Holiday. Please check individual bar/cafe/restaurant opening times, as they vary.

Location

Mill Lane, overlooking the River Cam and Mill Pond.

Parking

Public parking available, we have 14 spaces of which two are marked for Disabled use. Short term parking for blue badge holders on the double yellow lines outside. Call in advance for advice on parking.

Parking is also available in the hotel car park next door for a small fee.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access through automatic doors. Reception with low counter in entrance foyer, and sofa seating.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. A new lift has been installed and will accomodate large wheelcharis and buggies.

Toilets

Disabled toilets are located on the ground floor opposite the Granta Lounge, first floor opposite Riverside Restaurant and on the third floor at the far end of the corridor next to the Computer Room.

General access

  • All areas are level or sloped with handrails. Although three steps divide the Lounge on the ground floor, both sections are accessible through separate, external doors.
  • Public areas and meeting rooms contain moveable furniture and are on the upper floors.

Visual Impairments

  • Good, clear signage around the building and floor plans at every level.
  • Good lighting and large windows in all areas.

Hearing Impairments

  • Most areas are softly furnished. It can be noisy in the dining hall when busy.

Other Useful Information

  • Porters at Reception are always available to provide assistance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the University Centre. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 8 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the University Centre.

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Simon Cornish
Tel.
01223 336 999
Fax
01223 762 948
Email
sac67@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.sport.cam.ac.uk/facilities/athletics-track/athletics-track.html

General Information

Training ground and competitive base for the University Athletics Club and Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club. The eight-lane synthetic track (ten-lane 100m track) can cope with competition from junior to senior elite level, including disability athletics. It can be used for disability athletics training and competition (the Eastern Region Disability Athletics Championship has been held here) but does not hold implements for all disability athletics events. These are usually provided by event organisers.

Opening hours

Opening hours are seasonal and dependent on bookings, but the facility is normally open from 9.30am–5pm Tuesday to Sunday during term. Floodlights were installed in 2008 so evening training is available - usually as a member of a club - on some nights during the winter (there is a limit on the number of nights on which the lights may be used).

Location

Corner of Adams Road and Wilberforce Road.

Parking

There is ample parking on site. The car park is on the hockey pitch side of the building, at the same level as the track and pavilion.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to ground and pavilion.

Number of floors

Two floors in pavilion, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

There is a lift to the second floor bar area and pavilion room.

Toilets

Clearly marked disabled changing and shower facilities inside the pavilion.

Other Useful Information

  • Staff and students may join the University Athletics Club, Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club or take out a user card for a fee. The user card entitles the holder to use of the facility when it has not been booked by groups.
  • See details of the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme in the East of England, in which Cambridge University is a lead institute. There are currently several disability sport governing bodies that can nominate sportspeople for the scheme.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Wilberforce Road Athletics Track. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 13 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Wilberforce Road Athletics Track.