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5 University Gardens

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QH

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Introduction

  • The School of Critical Studies is located in University Gardens on the main campus.
  • The services which disabled students require access to can all be provided on level 2.
  • There is ramped access to level 2 via the rear entrance.

Opening Times (Departmental Office)

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00..
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00..
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00..
  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00..
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00..
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The opening times apply to the departmental office on level 2 and may vary for the rest of the building, depending on whether evening classes are taking place..

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

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 bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Hillhead Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the road and the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are a teaching room and staff offices.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 3m (9ft 10in) from the rear entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located immediately beyond the rear entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 200cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 114cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Emergency Evacuation Information

Additional Info

  • There are 4 assistive software programs available on the Common Student Computing Environment (CSCE).
  • These programs are: MindGenius, Zoomtext, Texthelp (Read and Write) and Kurzwell 3000.
  • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service. Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.
  • The photograph shows the seminar room (205) on level 2.

Emergency Evacuation Information ( - Copy 1)