A game-changing higher education experience in Manchester, which places character and personal development at the centre of its teaching, becomes the latest of over 85 higher education providers across the UK to partner with AccessAble; the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information.
University Academy 92 (UA92) has worked with AccessAble to create a Detailed Access Guide to their new campus which includes a digital lab, an events space, an auditorium, a media studio, a performance hub, the student experience zone, teaching rooms, meeting rooms, social/study spaces and offices.
The Guide is 100 per cent facts, figures, and photographs to help students, visitors and staff plan their journey to and around UA92, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.
We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the Guide have been checked in person, on site, by trained surveyors.
Dr Gregory Burke, Founder and Chairman of AccessAble said:
“We are delighted to launch our Detailed Access Guide to University Academy 92. UA92 have made a significant investment in accessibility. They’ve worked in partnership with us to ensure in-depth access information to the campus is easily available. That is vital for disabled students, staff and visitors and valuable for everybody.
Our initiative is all about removing barriers to higher education and improving the student experience for everyone. We welcome UA92 into our national network of 85 universities across the country who are committed to including disabled people”.
UA92 was co-founded by Manchester United’s legendary Class of 92 and Lancaster University. It offers undergraduate degrees in accounting and finance, business, computer science, media and sport which are awarded by Lancaster University, as well as Access to Higher Education qualifications and Certificates of Higher Education (Cert HE).
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the organisation that assesses the quality of higher education institutions across the UK, has recently announced results of its review of UA92, stating that it has “high confidence” in both the academic and student experience it offers.
Stephanie Petrou, student well-being officer at UA92 said:
“UA92 is based in a newly-refurbished building in Old Trafford, so we have been able to work with architects and contractors to ensure that accessible design is incorporated from the outset.
“Before the renovation was completed, we invited visitors with a range of accessibility requirements to review the campus building and used their feedback to make final, important changes to our facilities.
“It means that our fantastic campus includes plenty of open spaces, wide thoroughfares, large and plentiful lifts, as well as flexible teaching, break out and meeting spaces.”
To take a look at the University’s Accessibility Guide simply go to https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-academy-92-ua92
It’s also available via the AccessAble App which is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, and provides accessibility information on the go.
The information on UA92’s site joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, making www.AccessAble.co.uk a great tool for planning your University experience, a day out or trip away.
For more information about the project, please contact Rachel Carter, Head of Partnerships at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].
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