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Learning Skills and Development Centre

University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • Campus opening times remain the same, however opening times for catering outlets, and public-facing services such as hair salons, are subject to change at short notice.
  • There have been no changes to the parking available.
  • At the entrance to Summer Row, the revolving door on the left is an exit, and the middle revolving door and automatic door on the right are entrances.
  • At the entrance to MacIntrye House the revolving door on the left is an entrance, and the one on the right is the exit.
  • Users needing to use an automatic door may need to enter via a door marked 'exit'.
  • Hand sanitising stations are situated at entrances, on all floors and outside all catering sites.
  • Catering areas have a limited number of people.
  • There are some one way systems in Summer Row, Macintrye House and The Link.
  • People are encouraged to keep to the left in corridors and on stairs.
  • Floor markings, wall signs and door markers have been installed to assist with social distancing.
  • The capacity within each classroom is marked on each door.
  • Some cubicles within the standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • The capacity of changing areas is stated on the door.
  • There is a number of additional staff to assist with taking contact details.
  • Face masks are compulsory in all communal areas of all buildings, unless exempt.
  • Test and trace QR codes are available in catering outlets.
  • The venue is certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information on the 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard please click here.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Basement - Estates and Guild of Students.
  • Ground Floor - Reception, Cakes and Bakes, Resource Centre, Coffee Pod, Brasserie Restaurant and Atrium Restaurant.
  • First Floor - Finances and Information Services Unit and Learning and Skills Development Centre.
  • Second Floor - Product Development Kitchens and Training Kitchens.
  • Third Floor - Office of Vice Chancellor, Boardroom, Admissions Unit, Marketing Unit and Personnel Unit.
  • Fourth Floor - Teaching Rooms and Lecture Theatres.
  • Fifth Floor - Student Cafe and Library.
  • Sixth Floor - Teaching Rooms and Think Tank.
  • Seventh Floor - Student Information Suite, International Students Centre, Registry, Attendance, Curriculum and Quality Unit, E Learning Unit, Industrial Placement Unit and Examinations Unit.
  • Eighth Floor - Rooftop Coffee, Teaching Rooms and Lecture Theatres.
  • Ninth Floor - Knowledge Transfer and Resource Centre and Language Suite 1.
  • Tenth Floor - Business Hub @ UCB and Language Suite 2.

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Learning Skills and Development Centre is located on the first floor of Summer Row building.
    • The opening times for the Learning Skills and Development Centre vary depending on scheduled appointments.
    • The first appointment on Monday to Thursday is 08:30 and the last appointment is 18:30.
    • On Friday the first appointment is 08:30 and the last appointment is 15:30.
    • The Centre has an open plan room with various tables for meeting with staff and 2 private meeting rooms.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The nearest mainline station is Birmingham New Street.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is an NCP Car Park located on Newhall Street.
    • Any disabled students will need to apply for a permit to park in the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Summer Row.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 124cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • he door can also be operated by a swipe card.
    • The swipe card reader is at a height of 104cm.
    • There are 2 revolving doors to the left as you face the accessible entrance (shown in photograph 3).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the rear car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the car park, leading up to the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Level Change (Foyer)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located between the main entrance and the reception desk.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the main entrance and the reception desk.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are tactile markings on the handrails of the stairs to assist persons with sight impairments.

Lift (Staff, Visitor and Disabled Persons)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the entrance to the restaurants.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 90cm (3ft 9in x 2ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Learning Skills and Development Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the first floor entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located in Summer Row building.
    • Please see the guide for Summer Row building for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness 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.