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Careers and Employability Centre

University College Birmingham, Moss House, Birmingham, B3 1JB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include an impartial careers employability and placement service for students and alumni.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in April 2021.
  • Campus opening times remain the same, however opening times for services within Moss House are subject to change at short notice.
  • Parking is as normal at George Street Campus Car Park.
  • There are 5 security barriers at this entrance and 1 extra wide barrier for wheelchair access.
    The 3 standard security barriers to the right are for access.
    The 2 standard security barriers to the left are to exit.
    The wider accessible barrier is operating in both directions.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 109cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is a clearly marked and signed one-way system for some of the departments within the building, but not for the main access throughout the main building areas.
  • Some seating has been cordoned off to aid with social distancing.
  • Some of the equipment in the gym is not in use to aid with social distancing.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • A limited number of people are allowed in the teaching rooms.
    There is clear signage on the doors explaining this.
  • Stairs are operating on a keep-left system.
  • A maximum of 4 people may use the lift at any one time.
    There are floor markings within the lift indicating where to stand.
  • Toilets are available.
  • Accessible toilets are available as normal.
  • Standard toilets are available as normal.
    A maximum of 5 people may use the standard toilets at any one time.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • This venue is located on Holland Street, off Charlotte Street and George Street, which are 2 of the main routes running through this side of the city and easily accessed via many different modes of transport.
    • This venue does not have its own car park.
      There is a campus car park, UCB George Street Car Park, within 200m on George Street.
      There are public car parks within 200m.
  • By Bus View
    • The closest bus stop is located on the B4135 Parade, approximately 190m away from the building.
      This bus stop is served by several different bus routes including 82 Platinum, 87 Platinum, and 89.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station to this venue is Birmingham Snow Hill, which is located approximately 0.5 miles away, off Queensway.
      This station has 2 main train companies, West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is UCB George Street Car Park.
    • The car park is located on George Street.
    • At the time of the survey (April 2021) the site/campus car park was closed and could not be surveyed.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is NCP Car Park Newhall Street.
    • The car park is located on Newhall Street.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on George Street.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on George Street.
    • The on-street Blue Badge Bays are not individually marked.
      The on-street Blue Badge Bays are 188cm wide.
      There is room for approximately 6 cars.
      The on-street standard parking bays are not individually marked.
      The on-street standard parking bays are 192cm wide.
      There is room for approximately 10 cars.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Holland Street.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated when entering.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 manual revolving doors to the right of the accessible door.
    • There are 6 security barriers just past this entrance.
    • The security barrier to the left is the accessible barrier with a width of 92cm.
    • The 5 security barriers to the right are the standard barriers and have a width of 50cm.
    • The barriers are all key card activated.
    • The height of the key card sensor is 103cm.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Careers and Employability Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0 of Moss House.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Careers and Employability Centre

  • The Careers and Employability Centre is located on floor 0 of Moss House at the rear left.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • There is no reception desk but there are staff desks where advice can be obtained.
  • The height of the staff desks is 70cm.
  • There are office chairs on wheels with an armrest on both sides at these desks.
  • There are tables and chairs.
  • The tables are 70cm high.
  • The chairs are plastic and have armrests.
  • There are pods with computers.
  • There is a shallow step (9cm) to access the pods.
  • The tables in the pods are 79cm high.
  • The chairs are bench seating without armrests.
  • There are computers.
  • The height to the top of the screen is 130cm.
  • Magnifying software is available on the computers.
  • There are automatic lights in the pods.
  • The lights are very bright and cannot be adjusted.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on floor 0 of Moss House, at the rear of the lobby area.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on floor 0 of Moss House, at the rear of the lobby area.