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Rutherford Dining Hall and Bag It

University of Kent, Rutherford College, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Rutherford College has two dining options: the dining hall for hot and cold meals and the Bag It counter for sandwiches and drinks.
    • The two facilities share the same dining area.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Canterbury.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Canterbury West.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Accommodation Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located from the access road leading from behind the college towards the Senate.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 480cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accommodation entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the accommodation entrance.
    • 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are another 3 designated parking bays in the car park at the front of the building.

Outside Access (Main Car Park Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at car park level, at the front left of the building, to the left of the stairs.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Car Park Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Lift (Main Car Park Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the car park entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2-3-4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main car park entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 140cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 not 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.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens into the second floor.
    • The main entrance is on the third floor.
    • This lift also gives access to floor 4 of the North Wing.
    • The lift doors open on the opposite side from the car park level on levels 3 and 4.

Outside Access (Main Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building from the bridge level.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

Level Change (Main Building Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up the left hand side of the bridge towards the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading on to the bridge towards the entrance from the central campus level.
  • There is/are 6 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 3 shows the landing at the top of the ramp, which is 106 x 106cm.

Other Floors (Staircase IV)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There are many similar staircases around the building.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the rooms on floor 1 and the Stanley Rogers seminar room on floor 5 (via stair 11).

Lift (West Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the west side of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2-3-4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the main building entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 135cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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 (Dining Hall Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 2.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The servery, which serves main meals, opens off the dining hall.
    • The serving area is accessed by a single 70cm wide door, which is held open.
    • There are separate entrance and exit doors.

Eating and Drinking (Servery and Dining Hall)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the dining hall entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 66cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • Comments View
    • Breakfast/ brunch, lunch and dinner are available from the Servery.
    • Please see the dining hall webpage for details of food service times, as there may be breaks in service such as between lunch and dinner.
    • A range of hot and cold meals and a salad bar are available.
    • There is also a wok counter where food is self-selected and cooked to order at lunchtimes, with a similar curry-themed evening once a week.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 19:30.

Eating and Drinking (Bag it)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and drinks.
  • Comments View
    • Sandwiches/ baguettes etc must be ordered online or by touchscreens next to the counter and are made to order.
    • They are then collected and paid for at the counter.
    • The touchscreens next to the counter are not within reach of a wheelchair user.
    • There are indicator boards to display when food orders are ready.
    • Sandwich/baguette collection is only between 10:00 - 15:30.
    • Food can be eaten in the dining hall or taken away.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 16:00.
    • Friday 09:30 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is a small accessible toilet, without transfer space, on level 2 near to the dining hall entrance.
  • The accessible toilet on level 3 has transfer space and a ceiling track hoist but does not have turning space.
  • There is a fully accessible toilet on upper level 4, reached by the car park entrance lift.
  • Please see the main guide to the college building for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are on level 2, off the corridor between the lift and the dining hall.
  • Please see the guide to the college building for details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality 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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.