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Chaplaincy

Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

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Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 09:00 - 11:00..
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00..
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00..
  • Thursday 09:00 - 11:00..
  • Friday 09:00 - 11:00..
  • Saturday 09:00 - 11:00..
  • Sunday 09:00 - 11:00..

COVID-19 Information (Heriot Watt University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include chapel, lounge and games room.
  • Comments View
    • The Chaplaincy welcomes those who are religious and those who are not.
    • It has a variety of uses including church services, social functions and music practice.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in the Riccarton Campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Curriehill.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Riccarton Campus is located on the western edge of Edinburgh.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slight threshold at the mat in front of the door.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Office)

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The meeting room/lounge and games room are located on your left as you enter the building.
    • The lounge has a TV, video and DVD player, books, and seating.
    • The interconnecting games room contains table tennis and table football games.
    • There is access to the patio area via the lounge.
    • To the right of the lounge there is also a kitchen.
    • At the time of research it was not possible to gain access to the kitchen.

Level Change (Patio Area)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the door.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Chapel)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located left of the entrance as you enter.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact the Chaplaincy secretary.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left of the entrance as you enter.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead to a small additional seating area.
    • The ramp overcomes the steps.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

SafeZone

  • SafeZone is a free app based system for students and staff that enhances their personal safety. SafeZone extends the reach of campus safety and security, to cater for the real time needs of the people who use campus every day. It provides a quick and easy way for users to alert SafeGuarding Services, when help or assistance is needed.
  • For information about the SafeZone please click here.