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Route from Rosser Hub to Hugh Owen Library

Aberystwyth University, Rosser Halls, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3LH

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COVID-19 Information (Aberystwyth University)

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • Building opening times will vary depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.
  • There have been no changes to the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • In buildings where teaching takes place, one-way systems have been introduced, with some designated entrances and exit points.
  • One-way systems will be in force during the changeover period between teaching activities (generally between ten to and ten past the hour).
    Individuals with accessibility requirements, however, are not required to follow building one-way systems, and continue to be able to enter, exit and navigate buildings via the most accessible routes.
  • In tight entrance and exit points, hand sanitising stations will generally be wall-mounted rather than free standing to maximise the available space.
  • Hand sanitising stations have been installed at all building entrances and exits. Supplies of sanitising wipes have also been made available at strategic locations.
  • Floor markings have been added to assist with social distancing and way-finding, to account for one-way systems. Signage has also been put on walls and doors to remind building users to keep at least 2 metres apart.
  • Room capacities have been reviewed and reduced to ensure that social distancing of at least 2 metres can be maintained. Maximum room capacities will be clearly signposted at the entrances.
  • Protective screens have been introduced at all reception desk areas.
  • Building lifts should be single occupancy only, unless individuals are with other members of their households or extended households.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing. Majority of toilet areas have been changed to single occupancy areas only, adopting a knock and shout approach.
  • Communal changing areas are closed. All shower areas to be single occupancy areas only, adopting a knock and shout approach.
  • All users of University buildings are expected to comply with the University's guidance on face coverings Individuals who are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering are asked to wear a distinguishable lanyard to identify to others that they are exempt.
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  • This route is from the Rosser Lounge to the Hugh Owen Library.
  • This route is via pedestrian paths and university access roads and passes the Parry Williams Building.
  • This route is approximately 150m long and should take approximately 3 minutes to complete.
  • The main hazards on this route include steep slopes and an uncontrolled road crossing.

Rosser Lounge to Hugh Owen Library

  • Exit left from the main entrance, on the nearside of the low brick wall.
  • This area has a level and uneven concrete block surface, as shown in photograph 1.
  • After approximately 10m head down the hill path directly ahead.
  • There is a lamppost in the centre of path as shown in photographs 2 and 3.
  • The hill path has an uneven concrete surface 120cm wide and a steep slope down away from you.
  • There are metal drain covers after approximately 5m.
  • After 20m the path bears left.
  • The gradient continues down the path with an uneven concrete surface. The path is 140cm wide with metal drain covers after approximately 10m.
  • The path levels after approximately 25m and bears left past the front of the Parry Williams Building.
  • As you pass the front of the Parry Williams Building, keep to the right of the path to avoid a series of steps running along the front of the building.
  • These steps are deep and unmarked and shown in photograph 9.
  • The path along the front of the Parry Williams Building has a slight gradient downhill away from you which is 150cm wide with an even concrete surface.
  • Once beyond the Parry Williams Building follow the path down the hill and back on itself round to the right and continue down the slope.
  • The gradient continues with an even concrete surface, there are multiple manhole covers within the first 10m.
  • This slope is shown in photographs 10, 11, 12 and 13.
  • At the end of the slope turn round to the left and follow the pavement along the side of road.
  • This has an uneven, level tarmac surface.
  • After approximately 5m there is a dropped kerb and tactile paving for a road crossing on your right, shown in photographs 16.
  • After approximately 75m turn right at the tactile paving and dropped kerb to cross the access road.
  • This is a quiet road with little traffic in both directions.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 18 and 19.
  • After crossing bear slightly left whilst keeping to the right of the path and continue down the slight ramp with a handrail on the right going up.
  • This ramp has an even concrete surface, 105cm wide.
  • This ramp is shown in photographs 20, 21 and 22.
  • At the end of the slope continue straight ahead along an even, level concrete slab path.
  • The Hugh Owen Library Accessible Entrance E, shown in photographs 23 and 24, is on the left.