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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1RH
01223 338 000
01223 339 041

Access Issues

Mr Graham Pink, Head Porter, or Kay Starling, Deputy Head Porter
01223 338 000
01223 339 041

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


  • 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.


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.


Portable visual and sensory alarms available.


  • 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 Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with your tutor.

The information on this page is the responsibility of Corpus Christi College. The ADRC 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.