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University of Surrey

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About University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has a vibrant, enthusiastic and richly diverse culture. We are committed to creating and maintaining a friendly and welcoming campus-based community where our staff and students are able to benefit from an inclusive and supportive environment enabling them to fully participate in University life.

We want to attract students and staff with high potential to study and work here. As part of that we strive to ensure that the right support is in place for members of our community who are living with a disability, long term health condition, mental health condition or additional learning need.

As part of our pledge to continually make improvements to ensure that the campus is as accessible as possible, we have created a Facilities Improvement and Maintenance Plan to identify and remove any barriers to accessing buildings.

Support for students

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is a confidential support service for all disabled students and all students with neurodiverse conditions including specific learning differences.

All prospective students are encouraged to come and meet ALS, explore the campus and discuss any specific support needs.

For more information please visit the ALS website

Support for staff

The University of Surrey is committed to ensuring that equal opportunities exist for all staff and that all employees are well supported to help them reach their full potential.

As a Disability Confident Employer we are dedicated to recruiting skilled people, retaining and developing our staff through positive actions and demonstrating that we treat all employees fairly.

The Human Resources Department works closely with the Centre for Wellbeing to ensure that reasonable adjustments and support needs for staff with disabilities are met.

Visitor Information

Information for people visiting the University, including maps and directions can be found on our visitor pages

COVID-19

All of the University’s planning and decision-making in response to the Covid-19 outbreak has been informed by risk assessment, following the guidance from the UK Government and the Health and Safety Executive, together with our own University policies.

  • Bespoke Covid-secure signage – including wall and floor markers outlining social distancing requirements, one-way flows to reduce congestion and occupancy protocols in lifts, laboratories and teaching rooms – has been installed across campus, as well as signage indicating the need to keep hands clean and the requirement to wear a face covering.
  • In addition to more frequent and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of touch points, toilets and kitchen facilities, we have also installed over 200 disinfectant wipe dispensers and more than 450 perspex screens across our facilities and have taken steps to improve ventilation.
  • The University has reconfigured spaces to create appropriate social distancing at 2m (where this is viable) or at 1m with added risk mitigation measures in place.
  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering in all University shared indoor spaces, including while moving through buildings and within teaching, learning and study environments. There are a number of exceptions which can be found in the face covering section of the University Covid-19 policy.

You can find out more at www.surrey.ac.uk/coronavirus and view our University Covid-19 health and safety policy.


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