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Disability Resource Centre

17 Mill Lane

Access Issues

01223 333 313
01223 333 179

Access statement

The Students’ Unions’ Advice Service, CUSU and the GU are all based at the Students’ Unions’ Building (17 Mill Lane), via the white door underneath the arch on Silver Street. The CUSU/GU Lounge, GU Office, CUSU/GU Reception, Meeting Room 1 and the Students’ Unions’ Advice Service are all on level 1, up the stairs when you go in. The CUSU Office is downstairs on level -1.  It is fully wheelchair accessible, but the door is card activated in the evenings and weekends so please let us know you are coming in advance so that we can authorise your university card. We can also meet you there and show you to the correct room inside, if you prefer. Inside there is padded seating, an accessible toilet, and gender neutral toilets. There is lift access to all floors. Please let us know if you have any additional requirements such as use of the induction loop or materials in large print as this will allow us to ensure that these are in place for your visit. There is general car parking outside, and blue badge parking by request in advance. The nearest bike racks are outside the Careers Service building. All students, their partners and families are welcome, including undergraduates, graduates, intermitting students, non-returned students and post-docs. Feel free to bring children, breastfeeding is welcome.

General Information

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

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

CUSU has six sabbatical officers: the CUSU President, CUSU Education officer, CUSU/GU Welfare and Rights Officer, CUSU Access Officer, CUSU Womens' Officer and CUSU Disabled Students' Officer, who can be found in the CUSU offices.

The Student' Unions' Advice Service is provided by CUSU and the Graduate Union, asnd has an office at this location.

Opening hours

8am–5pm Monday to Friday.


17 Mill Lane, access behind the Pitt Building through the white door – there is signage.



Physical Access


Access to front entrance via steps or wheelchair lift (max weight 400kg).

Number of floors


Ground floor: Entrance

First floor: Reception and services (incl. printing and binding and sexual health supplies), the GU offices, the CUSU/GU Lounge, the Students’ Unions’ Advice Service

Basement: CUSU, RAG and TCS offices

Lifts and stairs

Lift and stairs to all levels.


Disabled toilet available on basement level and first floor, each with handrails and emergency cord. There are also multiple gender neutral toilets on both levels.

General access

Access for those with physical disabilities is generally good, with wide doors and plenty of space. Moveable furniture in the lounge. There is no level access to the mezzanine.

Visual Impairments

Sign at main entrance, and large print signage indoors. Please ask for assistance if needed.

Large print information can be provided on prior request.

Hearing Impairments

One portable induction loop – contact the Disabled Students’ Officer to access.

The information on this page is the responsibility of CUSU. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 27th April 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with CUSU.