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Disability Resource Centre

DRC
 

There are 31 Colleges at the University of Cambridge. Colleges are independent entities in their own right and many have access information on their own websites. The majority of the colleges also have AccessAble guides to provide further access information. If you have questions about accessibility please approach the individual college concerned – contact details are in the college sections below.

Access Issues Contact

          Senior Tutor's Assistant
Tel.
01223 334 953
Fax
01223 334 967
Email
st-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk
Websites
http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/contact-christs-college
https://www.accessable.co.uk/christ-s-college
 

The information on these pages is the responsibility of Christ's College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. 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
 
For accommodation and facilities:
Tom Boden, Estates and Operations Director
Tel: 01223 336132

Email: Thomas.Boden@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 usually fairly busy with traffic at all times. However, Storey's way is currently (c.2021) closed to through traffic (except bikes) and is therefore very quie; this is experimental and will be reviewed.

Services and shops

Closest shops and services are in the city centre or on Histon Road. There is also large Sainsbury's supermarket a 15 minutes walk from Churchill in Eddington, along a wide, relatively flat cycle/pedestrian path.

Parking

There is designated disabled parking in the Fellows' car park, in the staff car park and outside the Master's Lodge. There is step-free access from all disabled bays to the main College buildings.

Other transport options

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

General Information

485 undergraduates and 375 postgraduates. For men and women. Modern College located just outside of centre but good for West Cambridge Site and Mathematics Dept. A detailed access audit was conducted in 2004, and the College has acted upon its recommendations. Manual wheelchair available to borrow from Porters.

Smoking

No smoking in any College buildings.

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

Two rooms adapted for wheelchair users and five built for wheelchair users with wet rooms. All have an accessible kitchen nearby. Two have adjacent rooms suitable for an assistant. Two further 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. Over 250 rooms are en-suite.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs a possibility, but discuss well in advance. Assistants have been accommodated in the past.

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction visits and staying over vacation possible on prior arrangement.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria serves three meals daily in dining hall seven days a week. Formal dining (served at table) three nights a week. Epos card system for easy payment. Staircase kitchenettes are small and not really suitable for full self-catering. Some larger kitchens are available in Cowan Court and some postgraduate accomodation.

Special diets

Most special diets can be accommodated. Speak to catering manager. Products containing allergens 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. All college buildings and grounds are, however, located on a single site. 

College buildings in general

Ground floor of main building is level and smooth, with wide corridors. The main doors are power operated. Most main rooms accessible. Few stairs have handrails. A lift in the main building gives easy access to the dining hall, MCR and first floor offices and meeting rooms.

Disabled WC in main foyer next to lift.

Bar

On two levels. Level access to ground floor. Ramped access to upper level and bar counter. Spacious, with moveable furniture.

Cafeteria

In dining hall (see below).

Chapel

The same age as the rest of the College (1965), not strictly part of Churchill College and rather far away from main building. Ramp to main entrance. Some alternative seating with armrests.

College offices

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

Common rooms

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

Computer facilities

All student rooms networked. Wifi currently linked to main College buildings, undergraduate accommodation and newer postgraduate accomodation.

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 (see Catering Services).

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 study spaces, and books in computer science, social sciences, law, and linguistics. Spiral staircase with handrail to gallery level with further study spaces and books in STEM subjects.

Large flight of stairs with poor handrails to upper floor with further study spaces, books in arts & humanities, computer room with adjustable-height workstation, photocopier, and librarian’s office.

High, rather narrow bookshelves. Staff happy to help, and offer a Click & Collect service delivering books to pigeon holes. Alternatively a proxy borrower can borrow books on your behalf. Please contact librarian for more information.

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. New boathouse is accessible. JCR and MCR on upper floor of main building, accessed via lift.

Toilets

Unisex disabled toilets in main foyer, in SCR corridor 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 (including some with adjustable brightness and colour spectrum). Accessible alternative formats of digital and print resources can be made. Please contact disability@lib.cam.ac.uk for more information. Magnifying glass available. Other text enlargement facilities can be acquired if needed.

Signs and wayfinding

Wayfinding system in place with some good, clear signs, and directional signing from main entrance points. 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 around the pond near the bar.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Wolfson theatre, Chapel 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. It was last updated on 17 February 2022. 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/

https://www.accessable.co.uk/clare-college

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

Access Issues Contact

Dr Iain Black, Senior Tutor
Rebecca Williams, Tutorial Administrator
Tel.
01223 332 363
Fax
01223 332 333
Website www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk
Email
tutorial.office@clarehall.cam.ac.uk
 

Location, Services and Transport

Located on a quiet street off Grange Road. It is a 15 minute walk to the city centre, a five minute walk to the University Library, 5–10 minutes to the Sidgwick Site and 20-25 minutes to the New Museums Site and Downing Site.

Traffic

Traffic calming measures are in place along Grange Road and Herschel Road, but Grange Road can be busy during rush hour. There are quite a few parked cars outside the College, but pavements are wide.

Services and shops

City centre or Newnham.

Parking

Underground car park on main site, with lift access to building through two heavy doors. Parking also available at West Court nearby. Disabled students can obtain a permit. Two disabled spaces at pavement level outside college, with access to front of college via automatic gate, accessed by swipe card, and path with ramp.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop close by on Grange Road.

General Information

180 postgraduates and 40 resident research and visiting Fellows. For men and women postgraduates and Fellows only. Small, close-knit graduate and research College, founded by Clare College in 1966. There is a strong democratic outlook and an emphasis on independence. Family friendly. An access audit has recently taken place in Clare Hall, and some adaptations have been made to improve disabled access. The College's other site, West Court, is a short walk up Herschel Road.

Smoking

No smoking in College buildings or grounds, including accommodation. There is however a designated smoking area on the main site and also one in West Court.

Medical facilities

No nurse. First aider on site. Stocked first aid kits in every building. First aiders or a nurse could be called from another College if necessary.

Emergency procedures

Advise porters' lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. There is an evacuation chair in the main college area. Individual plans for disabled members of College are drawn up according to risk assessments.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Three suites are fully accessible for student wheelchair users, two in West Court. These have adapted ensuite bathrooms and kitchens nearby. One other room has been adapted for a disabled student, although not specifically a wheelchair user.

Other rooms

Various ground floor and ensuite rooms can be adapted as necessary. Students and Fellows with declared disabilities can have guaranteed accommodation whilst at Clare Hall.

Baths available in 5 of Clare Hall's houses, all of which are upstairs.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants are not possible due to pressure on accommodation. Live-in assistance dogs are a possibility, but please discuss in advance.

Early induction and vacation stays

Flexible accommodation arrangements, as this is a graduate College.

Catering arrangements

No breakfasts or weekend meals provided. No advance booking for meals, except Formal HallFormal hall once a week. Kitchens in student houses are generally large, and self-catering is usual. Some adapted kitchen facilities.

Special diets

Discuss special diets with your tutor, as individual arrangements can be made. Information regarding allergies must be provided in advance so that arrangements can be made.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Main entrance from road has several steps and a bell and intercom for assistance. Swipe card access only from 10pm to 8.30am. Ramped side entrance, with automatic gate, accessed via swipe card. It is rather a long way round. The College is built on several levels, so there are quite a few steps around the site.

College buildings in general

Several platform lifts and ramps have been installed to make the main areas of College accessible to wheelchair users. Most steps and stairs have handrails. Some doors are very narrow and heavy.

Bar

Platform lifts to bar in main building. Smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture and some seats with armrests. Platform lift to student bar in Anthony Low building. Smooth and spacious inside, with accessible balcony. Disabled toilet on ground floor near lift.

Cafeteria

See entry for dining hall.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Ground floor accessible by platform lift, or via side entrance and ramp. Tutorial office is wheelchair accessible, as is development office.

Common rooms

I.T. suite is on ground floor of Anthony Low building, with level access and a disabled toilet. There is a bar on the first floor.

Computer facilities

Room on ground floor of Anthony Low building, with level access and a disabled toilet.

Dining hall

Dining hall on upper floor of main building, with access by two platform lifts. Smooth and spacious, with long moveable tables and chairs.

Fellows' areas

No designated Fellows' areas, due to the democratic and non-hierarchical nature of the College.

Gardens

Gardens all around College site, most accessible. Some slabbed paving and some rather difficult gravel paths. A few benches. Children's play area in one corner of main site.

Laundry

Main laundry accessible via garage. Second laundry, also accessible, at West Court. Individual arrangements can be made if necessary.

Library

Security keypad entrance through heavy door, with one step up to bookshelves. Alternative level access by arrangement through Elmside next door. Small inside, with several private studies. Central workspace rather cramped.

Porters' lodge and post room

At entrance to College offices and dining hall. Accessible via automatic doors. The Porters Lodge is manned 24 hours a day. Mail boxes in main entrance hall and on lower floor. Individual arrangements can be made if necessary.

Sport facilities

Swimming pool and multi-gym in West Court, a short walk down Herschel Road. These are on the ground floor, but there are no disabled changing or toilet facilities.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in Anthony Low building, in library, and near lift from underground car park.

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. Photocopier available for text enlargement.

Library and magnification equipment

No special facilities for text enlargement. Signs on shelves and studies are very small. Lighting is good.

Signs and wayfinding

Site map at entrance.

Other

  • Indoor stairs are mostly marked, and have continuous handrails.
  • Outdoors steps and stairs are mostly unmarked, but do have handrails.
  • Good lighting around garden paths and buildings.
  • Large windows and good lighting in bar and hall.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Alarms

Visual or sensory alarms could be acquired if needed.

Other

  • Harsh furnishings and difficult acoustics in hall.
  • Other rooms and buildings, especially the library, are small, carpeted and softly furnished.
  • The College is quiet and peaceful as a whole, 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.
  • As this is a graduate College, there is no formal teaching. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

Planned Access Improvements

Ongoing programme of adaptations in accordance with recent access audit.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Clare Hall. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. This page was last updated on 16th May 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Clare Hall.

 
 

Contact Details

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

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Graham Pink, Head Porter, or Kay Starling, Deputy Head Porter
Tel.
01223 338 000
Fax
01223 339 041
Email
headporter@corpus.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

One accessible flat on the main College site, short lease only.

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.

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, Newnham House and in Stable Yard. 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, McCrum theatre, I4, Harley Mason and Law Rooms.

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 25th April 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Corpus Christi College.

Contact Details

Address
Silver Street,
Cambridge, CB3 9EU
Tel.
01223 335 660
Fax
01223 335 667
Email
deanery@darwin.cam.ac.uk
Email
https://www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact

The Deanery (details as above)

 

Location, Services and Transport

Just outside City Centre, near the Backs and the Silver Street Bridge. 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 by camera 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 pass through the camera checkpoint.

Services and shops

City Centre. There are various shops, 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 and restricted to those who have a requirement on medical grounds.

Other transport options

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

General Information

Smoking

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

Medical facilities

Darwin students are expected to sign up with a GP at the local medical practice (5 minutes walk from the main site.) A student counselling service is provided and funded by the College. A number of College staff are First Aid trained and there is an AED located at the Porters' Lodge.

Emergency procedures

PEEPs can be filled in at the Porters' Lodge. Evac chairs are positioned at the main staircase. Reasonable adjustments are made for residents with medical requirements (e.g. vibrating fire alarms.)

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Some accessible accommodation in nearby hostels. Discuss any adjustments you may need well in advance.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs can be accommodated, but discuss your needs well in advance. Requests to bring a registered Emotional Support Animal (ESA) onto University and/or College property will not normally be granted but will be considered on a case by case basis. Any request to bring an ESA onto College property should be made well in advance to allow the case to be considered. Any ESA which has not been through the process of approval will be subject to a request for immediate removal.

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 breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, and brunch at weekends in the dining hall. Payment is made on a monthly bill. Every set of accommodation has a good kitchen, and full self-catering is certainly possible. Allergens are always clearly marked and staff are well trained in allergen awareness.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Main (front) entrance, leading to most public areas, has four steps up with handrail. A wheelchair lift is installed at the garden entrance into the main College. Level access to the garden is 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. A lift will be installed in summer 2020 to access the upper floors of the Main College building including the main dining hall, function rooms and accommodation. There is a separate library and study centre, which has level access from the garden/courtyard.

Chapel

No chapel.

College offices

Tutorial offices (in Darwin this is known as The Deanery) are on the 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.

Dining hall

On first floor, up a flight of carpeted stairs with handrail. Will be accessible by lift from late summer 2020. Large, smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Gardens

Level access from main gate or side entrance. Uneven slabbed paving. Bridge over river (with steps only) to 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. Individual study rooms on the ground floor. Disabled toilet.

Porters' Lodge and post room

Level access from main corridor.

Toilets

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

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

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

Hearing Impairments

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).

The information on this page is the responsibility of Darwin College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college, this document was last updated on 18 November 2019. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Darwin College.

Contact Details

Contact

Sarah Pickard, Academic Registrar

Address

Regent Street,

Cambridge, CB2 1DQ

Tel. 01223 334 811

Email

disability@dow.cam.ac.uk

Websites

https://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/

https://www.accessable.co.uk/downing-college

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

 

Access Issues

Contact
Sarah Pickard, Academic Registrar
Tel
01223 334 811
 
Email
disability@dow.cam.ac.uk

 

 

Contact Details

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

Access Issues

Contact
College Registrar
Tel.
01223 334 291
Email
college-registrar@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.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

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

Other transport options

Central bus station is a three-minute walk away.

General Information

Around 470 undergraduates and 200 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

Four rooms on site accessible for wheelchairs, with adapted bathroom and small adapted kitchen. One room adapted for a deaf student.

Other rooms

Relatively few en-suite rooms. Some rooms which can be adapted according to need.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistants might be 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

Public areas fairly accessible. One lift from hall to upper hall, and another in Queen's building.

Bar

A new accessible bar will be part of a recently started development on the main College site

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

MCR is on first floor of Queen's building, accessible via lift.

JCR is in the Louis Franck Room on the ground floor of the Queen's Building, and has level access to the room.

Computer facilities

Computer room up a couple of steps. All individual rooms networked and wireless access throughout site.

Dining hall

Level access to hall through wide doors. Level and spacious inside. Narrow bench seating. Non-adjustable table height. RADAR toilet opposite.

Gardens

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

Laundry

Level access to the Laundry

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 in 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.

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 25th February 2021 To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Emmanuel College.

Fitzwilliam College hosts its own Access Guide information on the Fitzwilliam College website. Please find full details at: http://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk/college-life/welfare/disability

https://www.accessable.co.uk/fitzwilliam-college

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

Girton College hosts its own Access Guide information on the Girton College website. Please find full details at:

https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/contact/find-us-girton/access-guide-to-girton-college/

https://www.accessable.co.uk/girton-college

The information on these pages 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.

 

Girton College host its own Access Guide for Swirles Court on the Girton College website.  Please find full details at:

https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/contact/find-us-girton/access-guide-to-swirles-court/

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

Access Issues

Contact
 
Undergraduate Admissions
Tel.
01223 332 413
 
Graduate Admissions
Tel
01223 332 447
 
Email
Undergraduates - admissions@cai.cam.ac.uk
Graduates - graduate.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

Tarmac (Tar and Chip) car park by Harvey Court accommodation block, on West Road. Up to two disabled students can obtain a permit for parking in the underground car park. 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

519 undergraduates and 354 postgraduates. For men and women. An old College, with many listed buildings. Buildings in West Road have 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 has 7 evacuation chairs located around the Old Courts and Harvey Court sites.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

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

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 or the Buttery serves breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner is a served meal in hall. Minimum dining requirement of 36 meals a term. In general, gyp rooms are small, and not suitable for self-catering. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the Stephen Hawking Building and Harvey Court have adaptable height kitchen facilities.

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 from entrance. Fairly small inside, with tables and moveable stools. Low bar counter. One step down to Red 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

Both MCR and JCR on ground floor with an access ramp fitted. Both have plenty of space inside.

Computer facilities

Computer room in basement of library, accessed via back door and small wheelchair lift, whilst the Computer room in Harvey Court is on ground floor level.

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 end of hall where a moveable ramp can be deployed ramp down to the main Hall 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 large doors. Intercom near door. JCR members mail is kept near the bar whilst MCR members mail is in the MCR, with level access.  Larger parcels are located in R Staircase up several steps but staff will assist with collections.

Sport facilities

There is a gym on the ground floor of Harvey Court and some equipment is designed for those in wheelchairs. Sports fields on Barton Road, pavilion is accessible by use of ramps.

Toilets

Disabled toilets are located as follows:

  • On mezzanine level (near Fellows' areas)
  • In library (near the lift),
  • Adjacent to B Staircase, Gonville Court
  • Stephen Hawking building:
    - Adacent to Cavonius Centre
    - 3rd Floor opposite lift
  • Harvey Court:
    - Adjacent to Computer Room
    - Near Room B14
    - In JCR

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:
- Both Porter's Lodges
- Bateman Auditorium
- Cavonius Centre
- Chapel

Alarms

Adapted sets in the Stephen Hawking building and Harvey Court have visual and sensory alarms. More could be acquired if needed. Braille version of Fire Action Plan is held.  Vibrating pillows are available

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 26th September 2018. 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
Eleanor Jain, Tutorial Manager
Tel.
01223 747 201
Email
ej284@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

There is a Bus Stop outside the College buses go into City Centre and further afield. 

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 main library entrance. 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 – in the process of being relocated  it will be on a ground floor location, with TV and table football. Spacious, with moveable furniture. MCR Room on the ground floor of Morley House, with a TV, DVD player and small kitchenette. Staff common room on ground floor  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 26th May 2017. 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 

https://www.accessable.co.uk/hughes-hall

The information on these pages is the responsibility of Hughes Hall College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Hughes Hall College.

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/
https://www.accessable.co.uk/jesus-college

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

Access Issues

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

 

 

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.

https://www.disability.admin.cam.ac.uk/access-around-university/cambridge-city-information/driving

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 270 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.  Although, there are a number of new developments being planned for the postgraduate community, and these buildings will be accessible.

Smoking

Currently no smoking in public buildings or private rooms. Smoking on the main site is only permitted in the Chetwynd Court and Webb's Court podium

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.  Bene't Street Hostel (located on Bene't Street, approximately 150 metres from the main entrance) has a wheelchair-accesssible room with adapted en suite bathroom and further similar rooms are being developed on Grange Road and Barton Road (for the postgraduate community).

Other rooms

Many of the more modern accommodation blocks are now en suite and accessible, depending on your needs.  Bene't Street Hostel, 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 — Bene't Street Hostel, 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 Head of Catering Services. 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 card accessed door with high threshold. There is a bell for assistance. Level back entrance through card accessed gate (which has a generous swinging arm). Surfaces mostly paved or gravel, with some cobbles.

College buildings in general

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

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

Access is via the south gate up a ramp, with a further ramp inside providing acess from the antechapel to the choir chapel. Plenty of space for wheelchairs, but arrange in advance if attending a concert or ticketed service.  There is limited access to the permanent exhibition due to the narrowness of the corridors and steps.

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

The main computer room is in the library accessed by a lift.  There is an additional computer room in a basement, down a narrow flight of stairs with no handrail. All individual rooms are networked.

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, with a firm footpath providing easy access for wheelchairs. Large level grass area. Few benches.

Laundry

Main laundry in basement, down steep stairs. New Garden Hostel laundry in basementl.  Laundry in Spalding Hostel on ground floor, as is the case with Bene't Street.

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

Main gym in basement of Bene't Street, accessed via a lift.  Small weights gym in basement of Keynes, down ramp and through narrow heavy door. (No supervision or alarm, telephone available).

Toilets

Disabled toilet adjacent to bar, automatic 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

Signposting evident in College. 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, but are being considered.

Alarms

No sensory fire alarm available, but asre provided as required.

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.  Speakers are installed for sound amplification in antechapel. No loop system installed. Ask to be seated appropriately if attending a special service.
  • Hall is also large and echoey, but has sound amplification.
  • 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 27th June 2018. 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

admissions@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk

Contact
Gaby Jones
Tel.
01223 330280
Email

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 some other main buildings. Some marked disabled bays. Car parking permits available. No parking avalbale at Histon Road site

Other transport options

U 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 main campus and one at Histon Road site.

Medical facilities

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

Emergency procedures

College's Health & Safety Manager meets student to formulate a Personal Evacuation Plan (PEEP), and makes relevant departments in College aware. 2 Transit chairs; 1 in library and one elsewhere, as required.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Five 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 accommodation blocks and the new Lucy Cavendish Student Centre on Histon Road.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Assistants can be accommodated, as there are sets with two rooms which share a kitchen and bathroom. Guide dogs can be accomodated. and there are gardens in which they can exercise. For other assistance dogs contact the College in the first instance.

Early induction and vacation stays

No problem with early induction. Occupancy agreements run continuously October-June, ie students can stay in their rooms over the Christmas and Easter vacations.  Long vacation by negotiation with Domestic Bursar.

Catering arrangements

Breakfast is served Monday to Friday in term. Lunch is served in cafeteria every day in term and Monday to Friday out of term. An evening meal is service three times a week. Formal hall once, sometimes twice, a week. 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, with concrete paths linking Warburton Hall (dining hall) and Strathaird building and a 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. Other rooms available to meet.

Common rooms

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

Computer facilities

Computing facilities are to be found in the basement, foyer and ground floor reading room. IT support is on 1st floor and all floors are accessible by lift. All on-campus accommodation is provided with wired and WiFi networks.

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 in main site. Good access in Histon Road building

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 and in Histon Road 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 and other disabilities.

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 2nd June 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Lucy Cavendish College.

Contact Details

Address
Madingley Hall,
Madingley,
Cambridge, CB3 8AQ
Website
www.madingleyhall.co.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Ian Hardwick, Head of Hall Operations and Estates Development
Email
ih290@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 always 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

Can be booked direct through www.madingleyhall.co.uk or by calling reception on 01223 746222. 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

Sandwiches, snacks and bar meals are available throughout the day.

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, accessed by stairs with a continuous handrail or platform lift suitable for wheelchairs.

Computer facilities

Wireless internet and laptop loan available.

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 teaching room has large collection of books available for borrowing (but is not a library)

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

Accessible 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. External signage has been improved.  Internal signage is currently under review

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.
  • The reception layout has been completed and is easir to access with mobility issues
  • Bar area has been improved with noise dampening panels fitted to assist with acoustics and noise transfer

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

Ground floor doors are planned for automation in 2018/2019

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. This page was last updated on 16th July 2018. 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
Website
http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Assistant Bursar
Tel.
01223 332 140
Email
assistant.bursar@magd.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

The central site of the College is located on the edge of the city centre. It is a 15-20 minute walk to the Downing Site, New Museums Site, Sidgwick Site and the University Library. Cripps Court is slightly further away from the city centre, and is a five minute walk away from the central College site, on Chesterton Road. There is a Citi 4 bus stop within 70m of Cripp's Court, which services Cambridge Drummer Street Bus Station.

Traffic

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

Services and shops

There is a small general store on Magdalene Street opposite the Porters' Lodge. Other shops are in the City centre.

Parking

There is an underground car park near the central College site, with automatic doors operated by security card. Parking is also available at Cripps Court, with wide access designated bays. Short stay visits only due to limited availability, phone to book in advance please. There are no steps in the car park, which is all on one level.

Other transport options

There are several bus stops on nearby Bridge Street, with service to Cambridge Drummer Street Bus Station.

General Information

General

The College has approximately 360 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate students, both men and women. Magdelene is a traditional College, with many listed buildings which can present significant access problems. Most doors in College are manual. Cripps Court, a new buiding containing accommdation, an auditorium and meeting rooms, has good access and two specifically modified rooms.

The College is keen to accommodate students and help overcome any difficulties wherever possible. If you have any specific access requirements it is important to contact the College before applying.

Smoking

The College has a smoke free policy.

Medical facilities

There is a Health Centre in Benson F1, which is on the ground floor. The Nurse holds surgeries during term time: Monday 11:00-2:30pm, Tuesday 10:30am-2:30pm, Thursday 8:20am-2.20pm, and Friday 9:30am-11:00am.

Emergency procedures

There is an evacuation chair in Cripps Court, together with lifts.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

There are two specially designed and designated accessible rooms in Cripps Court. These are fully accessible by lift, and have adapted bathrooms and nearby kitchens. For detailed information on these rooms and their surrounding facilities, please see the College website here.

Other rooms

There are some en-suite rooms, particularly in Cripps Court. Some rooms on the central College site are at ground level, and can be adapted as necessary.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

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

Early induction and vacation stays

Early induction and staying over during vacation are both possible on occasion, if arranged in advance.

Catering arrangements

There is a cafeteria serving three meals daily in Ramsay Hall (access: see below), and there is also formal hall every night in full term. Most accommodation areas have small kitchens for snack making.

Special diets

Most special diets can be catered for. Arrangements can be made by contacting the Head Chef.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

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

College buildings in general

Cripps Court has access for wheelchairs (lifts with visual floor indicator, audible anouncer and tactile markings, level marble floors and very modern facilities) and in the main College site the hall, the new library, chapel, the bar and public toilets are all on one level or have ramp or lift access. However, due to the age of the central College, many other areas are accessed by narrow, winding staircases or steps, very steep ramps, corridors and small doorways. There are some low beams and attic ceilings, and the river and two main roads traverse the site.

Bar

This has a level entrance, through a single door in First Court. The bar is level and fairly spacious inside, with moveable furniture. There is an accessible toilet just outside.

Cafeteria

There is a ramped entrance to a fairly small servery. There are three steps or a ramp down to eating area in Ramsay Hall, which is quite spacious, with long tables and moveable chairs.

Chapel

There is one large step from First Court to the Chapel entrance, through a heavy door. A temporary ramp is available, but please arrange in advance. The Chapel is fitted with fixed pews, with some room for a wheelchair.

College offices

Most College offices are upstairs. Staff will meet elsewhere on request.

Common rooms

The JCR and MCR both have several small steps.

Computer facilities

The College has several computer rooms. Cripps Court computer room has access for wheelchairs. All student rooms have wired internet access and many have wifi

Dining hall

There is a ramped entrance the the Hall, which has fixed tables and flexible seating. There is one step to high table.

Fellows' areas

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

Gardens

The Fellows' garden is level and accessible, with mostly gravel paths and lawn. There are a few benches. There is lighting along paths.

Laundry

There is one Laundry in the central site, which is at basement level with stairs access only. There is a laundry in Cripps Court accessible using stairs or large lift.

Library

There is level access to ground floor, with security card entry. The upper floor is up many stairs and rather cramped, but staff will fetch books in office hours. There is plenty of workspace at ground level.

Porters' lodge and post room

There are two large steps to the Porters' Lodge, and is it rather small inside.

Sport facilities

On the central site, there is a small gym in a basement, accessed down stairs. There is larger gym in Cripps Court, accessed by stairs or a large lift. Sports fields are shared with St John's College, off Queen's Road, and the pavilion is raised up several steps.

Toilets

There is an accessible toilet in the central site near the College bar. Toilets with access for wheelchairs are on every floor of Cripps Court. There are also two wheelchair-accessible bedrooms with en suite adapted bathrooms that have adjustable/hand held showers in a large ‘wet room style’ booth with no steps. There rooms are for Undergraduates during term time only and for guests at events during vacations only.

Other

  • The Auditorium in Cripps Court has level access to both top and bottom of the 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 meeting room in the older part of College, has an entrance with ramp access and is spacious inside. Some of the other meeting room and supervision rooms are upstairs - the ones in the central site do not have lift access.
  • The amphitheatre and garden in Cripps Court are all ramped and fully accessible.
  • The 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 are 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 can be provided on request. The lift in Cripps Court has both touch-readable and audio information.

Library and magnification equipment

‘Day’ lights and magnifiers are available in the 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

There are Induction loops in Porters' Lodge, Library, Benson Hall, Chapel, 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.
  • The 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 requirements or mental health conditions can be made on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. You can also discuss your needs with your tutor or the Admissions office: admissions@magd.cam.ac.uk

Planned Access Improvements

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. This page was last updated on 12th May 2017. 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
Email
enquiries@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Beverley Watts
Tel.
01223 762 203
 
Email

Beverley.watts@murrayedwards.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

Universal 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 in term time (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.

Vac chair and Escape mattress available.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Small number of adapted en suite rooms in each of the newer accommodation blocks, including the graduate building. Automatic doors in graduate accommodation, including swipe access to bedroom.

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 arrival and vacation stays

Early arrival possible. All students are entitled to stay until end of term. Staying over vacation possible for undergraduates, if agreed with tutors in advance, and if accommodation is available. Graduates have a 50 week lease.

Catering arrangements

Cafeteria is open for lunch, dinner and formal halls during term. Elevator and automatic doors to the servery available. Kitchen facilities depend on accommodation, but are generally large. Self-catering is no problem. Kitchens in graduate building are suitable for wheelchair users.

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 Pearl House accommodation, which has a lift to all floors. Automatic doors from back entrance through to the servery.

College buildings in general

Smooth and level, with wide corridors. Most heavy fire doors have automatic openers, including the Library. 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

Lift up to dining facilities. Spacious and level, with helpful staff. Epos card payment. Disabled toilet downstairs near lift. Tables suitable for wheelchair users.

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. Not accessible in graduate building.

Library

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. Step into the gym, not suitable for wheelchair users. 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.

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 1 March 2021. 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
Senior.Porters@newn.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk/
https://www.accessable.co.uk/newnham-college

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

Access Issues

Contact
Tutorial office
Tel.
01223 335 700
Fax
01223 335 800
Email
tutorial.office@newn,cam.ac.uk

 

Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,

Cambridge, CB2 1RF
Tel.
01223 338 100
Fax
01223 766 409
Website
http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/
https://www.accessable.co.uk/pembroke-college

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

Access Issues

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

 

Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,

Cambridge, CB2 1RD
Tel.
01223 338 200
Email
college.secretary@pet.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/
https://www.accessable.co.uk/peterhouse

The information on these pages is the responsibility of Peterhouse.  The DRC updates information as it is received from the college.  To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Peterhouse (Admissions Office, Tutorial Office, Accommodation Office, JCR Disabilities and Illnesses Officer).

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Ian Wright , Bursar
Tel.
01223 338 214
Email
senior.bursar@pet.cam.ac.uk
 

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

https://www.accessable.co.uk/queens-college

The information on these pages 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
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

Contact Details

Address
Ridley Hall Road
Cambridge, CB3 9HG
Tel.
01223 746 580
Fax
01223 745 681
Email
jmps2@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. Lay Ministry (at Ridley Hall) 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

Smoking is not permitted anywhere in College or on the College premises.  This includes smoking cigarettes and vaping (e-cigarettes, personal vaporisers and ENDS)

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. Several 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. A window has been 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.  Please contact the College if you require induction loop information.

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.  If you require to use a Learning Support room/area, please contact the College

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.  This page was last updated on 26th June 2018.  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/
https://www.accessable.co.uk/robinson-college

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

Access Issues

Contact
Admissions Tutor
Tel.
01223 339 143
Fax
01223 339 743
Email
apply@robinson.cam.ac.uk

 

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/

https://www.accessable.co.uk/selwyn-college

The information on these pages 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.

Access Issues

College Accommodation Office

Tel.

01223 769339

Fax

01223 762006

Email

accommodation@sel.cam.ac.uk

 

 

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/life-sidney/accessibility
https://www.accessable.co.uk/sidney-sussex-college

The information on these pages is the responsibility of Sidney Sussex College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Sidney Sussex College.

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Catherine Sumnall, Admissions Director
Tel.
01223 338 872
Fax
01223 765 744
Email
admissions@sid.cam.ac.uk

 

St Catharine's College hosts its own Access Guide information on the St Catharine's College website. Please find full details at:

https://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/about-us/visiting-college/accessibility-guide

 

The information on this page is the responsibility of St Catharine'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 Catharine'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/
https://www.accessable.co.uk/st-edmund-s-college

The information on these pages is the responsibility of St Edmund'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 Edmund's College.

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Edna Murphy, 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

 

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
College Nurse
Email
nurse@joh.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

St John’s is located in the city centre, close to the river Cam and main shopping areas. Sample walking times (from main entrance on St John’s Street):

  • City centre (Market Square): 5 mins
  • City Centre taxi rank (St Andrew’s Street): 10 mins
  • City Centre bus station (Drummer Street): 13 mins
  • Rail station: 30 mins
  • River Cam and the Backs: 5 mins
  • University Downing Site and New Museums Site: 15 mins
  • University Library: 15 mins
  • University Sidgwick Site: 20 mins

Traffic

St John's Street is part-pedestrianised, but always busy with service vehicles, taxis, and bicycles. Pavements are narrow and crowded. Queen's Road (at the back of the College) is also very busy with vehicle traffic, and pedestrians should only cross at designated crossing points. A zebra crossing adjacent to the back gate on Queen’s Road leads directly to the College’s playing fields.

Services and shops

Most amenities (shops, restaurants, pubs and services) can be found in the city centre, within a 10-minute walk of the College. Sainsbury’s supermarket is a 5-minute walk away, on Sidney Street.

Parking

Limited parking on site in Cripps car park, by arrangement. Wheelchair users can obtain a permit or have a parking space reserved. Contact the Porters department (01223 338671; Porter@joh.cam.ac.uk) in the first instance.

Other transport options

Several bus stops within a few minutes’ walk of the main College site (on Bridge Street, Northampton Street, Drummer Street and Emmanuel Street) link to other parts of the city and beyond. Frequent buses to Cambridge rail station leave from Emmanuel Street. The city centre taxi rank is located a 10-minute walk away, on St Andrew’s Street. Taxis can pick up and drop off at the front (Forecourt) and rear (Cripps) entrances to the College.

General Information

St John’s is a large College, home to around 600 undergraduates and 350 postgraduates. The College features many listed buildings, as well as several modern buildings. Accessibility improvements are ongoing, and an access audit of the College has recently been conducted. St John's welcomes enquiries from those with disabilities.

Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited inside buildings. Smoking is permitted in designated spaces outdoors.

Medical facilities

The College Nurse holds weekday surgeries in the onsite Health Centre. Students are encouraged to register with a general practitioner in Cambridge and the College Nurse is able to help with this. Nearby medical practices include Newnham Walk Surgery, Trumpington Street Medical Practice and Bridge Street Medical Centre

Emergency procedures

The Deputy Head Porter coordinates Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for individual students, advised by the College Nurse and Academic Administrators. Students who are aware that they might require assistance in an emergency should contact the Deputy Head Porter as soon as possible on arrival in College.

Accommodation and Catering

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Four student accommodation rooms have been adapted for wheelchair users and are located on the ground floor (E1 New Court, D1 and D2 Cripps, and one hostel room on Madingley Road).

Other rooms

A number of additional accommodation rooms across the College are located on the ground floor and provide step-free access suitable for ambulant disabled non-wheelchair users. Most rooms on main College site are en-suite. Further adaptations can be made as necessary.

Live-in assistants and assistance dogs

Live-in assistance dogs are 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. Students can apply to stay in College during the vacations, though may be required to move to an alternative room.

Catering arrangements

Buttery Dining Room serves three meals daily, and is ramped and fully accessible. Students also have the option of eating in hall six nights per week during term time. Wheelchair users are asked to contact the Catering Office (catering@joh.cam.ac.uk) in advance of dining in Hall, so that staff can ensure a suitable table arrangement is in place.

Kitchen facilities attached to student accommodation varies; students are advised to contact the Accommodation Officer (accommodation@joh.cam.ac.uk) with general queries relating to self-catering facilities.

The College acknowledges the possibility of cross-contamination in shared kitchen facilities; students are advised to discuss any concerns with the College Nurse(nurse@joh.cam.ac.uk), the Accommodation Officer or their Tutor.  Some student rooms are equipped with a fridge, and fridges can be provided for other rooms where there is a medical need.

Special diets

Most dietary requirements can be accommodated. Meals in Hall are booked in advance, and dietary requirements can be specified at the time of booking. For meals in the Buttery Dining Room, information regarding ingredients can be obtained by speaking directly to serving staff. If you have a diagnosed life-threatening allergy (anaphylaxis), please contact the College Nurse for further information and support.

Physical Access

College grounds in general

Level entrance through front and back gates. Surfaces are mainly slabbed paving, with some cobbles. Most areas accessible. The site is large and incorporates a road (St John’s Street) and two bridges.

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. The Old Divinity School, Library and Fisher Building are equipped with lifts and accessible WCs.

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. A map indicating wheelchair-accessible route into Chapel is available from the main entrance. Porters may be able to assist with access to Chapel by prior arrangement.

College offices

Most offices in Chapel Court, accessed via narrow, cobbled and ramped path to one side. Student Services office located on ground floor. Staff will meet elsewhere by arrangement.

Common rooms

Fully accessible.

Computer facilities

All rooms networked. Computer room on second floor of Fisher building, accessed by large lift. Spacious inside. Computer room on third floor of Library, accessed by key-operated lift and through doors, and computer area on mezzanine floor of Library, accessed by key-operated lift, with level access to four computers and three steps up to additional computers. Other computers located around the Library building, accessed by key-operated lift.

Dining Hall

Ramped access. Level and spacious inside. Space for wheelchairs. Wheelchair users are asked to contact the Catering Office (catering@joh.cam.ac.uk) in advance of dining in Hall, so that staff can ensure a suitable table arrangement is in place.

Fellows' areas

Senior Combination Room 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

Access into the College is via three Porters’ Lodges; Cripps, Forecourt and the Great Gate.

  • Great Gate Porters’ Lodge operates between 07.30 and 22.00. There is level access into the College from St John’s Street and down a DDA compliant ramp. Access into the Porters’ Lodge is through the entrance door in A staircase via a separate ramp. Post room accessible through Porters' Lodge.
  • Access to Forecourt Lodge is level access via the main gate at the east end in Forecourt car park. Entry into the Porters’ Lodge is through a card access controlled automatic door and the Lodge is open 24/7. Once in the Porters’ Lodge, entry into the main College is through automatic, wheelchair accessible doors.
  • Access to Cripps Lodge is level from the Cripps carpark (via a card access controlled gate, with an intercom to the Porters’ Lodge for visitors). The Lodge is open 24/7 and has wheelchair accessible doors.

School of Pythagoras Archive Centre

Ramped access. Reading Room on first floor accessible by lift.

Teching and Meeting Rooms

Supervisions with wheelchair users are commonly held in any of the six small meeting rooms available in the Fisher Building and the Old Divinity School. In addition, the Library Seminar Room and six Fellow’s rooms (all in E staircase New Court) are accessible via a lift.

Sport facilities

Gym has ramp access with swipe card entry. Sports fields across road (Queen's Road) from rear entrance to main College site. Pavilion up steps.

Toilets

Accessible toilets are located in the Old Divinity School (St John’s Street), Library (Chapel Court), Health Centre (North Court), First Court (adjacent to SBR), Second Court (adjacent to Bar, Buttery Dining Room and JCR – key obtainable from Bar), Fisher Building (River Court) and School of Pythagoras Archive Centre (Merton Court). Please note that not all buildings are open to the public.

Other

  • Bridge of Sighs, which joins two sections of College together, is ramped but very steep, with uneven slabbed paving. A wheelchair user may 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

Alarms

Visual and sensory fire alarms available.

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 can be arranged; students are advised to discuss their needs with their Tutor or the Disability Resource Centre. Lift in Fisher Building has audio information and touch-readable buttons.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glasses, bookrests and headphones available from Library Issue Desk. Photocopiers and scanners available for text enlargement. Several height-adjustable desks in Library.

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 fund exists to help visually impaired students. For more information contact the Student Services Manager.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in Library, Chapel, Old Divinity School and Palmerston Room (Fisher Building).

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

  • Recent work to develop a Masterplan setting out the future estates development of St John’s College includes a proposal to construct a new, DDA-compliant bridge over the River Cam, a new Porters’ Lodge on the west side of the College, and new pathways from the west side into the heart of the College. Further access improvements will be considered following completion of the 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 26 February 2021. 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 vehicle 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

Four accessible suites are provided in New Court, which contain adapted wet room, two of which have automated doors to the room itself and the staircase entrance, as well as the provision for a carer to live in a separate room next door.

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

Three 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.

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 separate 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. A disabled toilet is at this level. A ramp leading from the Old kitchen to the Student Servery corridor is available. If access is require to the Dias, a temporary ramp is available.

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, but there is a lift to the Pavilion from the Car Park. 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

  • 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 13th April 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Trinity College.

Trinity Hall hosts its own Access Guide information on the Trinity Hall website. Please find full details at: https://www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/study-with-us/life-trinity-hall/support/disability-access-guide/

The information on this page is the responsibility of Trinity Hall. The DRC updates information as it is received from the college.  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
Email
tutorial-manager@wolfson.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/
https://www.accessable.co.uk/wolfson-college

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Access Issues

Contact
Ms Raashree Dhanaraj
Tel.
01223 335905
Email
  tutorial-manager@wolfson.cam.ac.uk
 

The information on this page is the responsibility of Wolfson College. The DRC updates information as it is received from the College. This page was last updated on 21st April 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Wolfson College.