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Hilltop House - Turing College Master's Office

University of Kent, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7LR

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  • This converted house is the location of the offices for the Master of Turing College.
  • It is used for advice, support and disciplinary meetings with Turing College residents.
  • Arrangements can be made to meet with students who may find difficulty accessing the building, either at their accommodation or in the Turing Hub or other space.

Useful Information

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Hilltop House is located on Giles Lane, which connects the A290 Whitstable Road with the University's Canterbury Campus.
    • Although there is parking at the venue for staff, the forecourt is not designated as a University car park. The nearest visitor car park is the Central Visitor Car Park, which is over 500m away. There is free parking at the University Medical Centre, also on Giles Lane. There is University permit holder parking and Blue Badge parking at the Rothford Car Park on Giles Lane, 200m away.
  • By Bus View
    • There are frequent Unibus services linking the University campus with the centre of Canterbury and Canterbury East and West train stations. The nearest bus stops on Giles Lane are about 450m away.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Canterbury West, to the north of the city centre. There are buses linking the city centre with the University campus, with stops about 5 minutes walk from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located facing Giles Lane.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 140cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the porch.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second, shallow, step at the first door threshold.


  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main 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.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • As a converted house, the internal doorways are narrow.
    • Photograph 2 shows the seating in the reception/ office.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 shows the Master's Office/ meeting room.
    • There are no services on the first floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)