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E Block - Services for Students

Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Middlesex, HA1 3TP

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Introduction

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    • Access to E Block is via the ground floor of A Block - Maria Hewlett Building.
    • E Block contains the Services for Students which includes; Students' Union, Student Advice Service, Chaplaincy, Careers Development Centre, Counselling Service, Disability Learning, Student Health Service and Support.
    • To contact different services please see below:.
    • Disability Learning Support.
    • 020 7915 5429.
    • [email protected].
    • Counselling & Advice Services.
    • 020 7911 5000 ext 4026.
    • [email protected].

Opening Times (Student Health Service)

  • Monday 10:30 - 14:30..
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 14:30..
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 14:00..
  • Thursday 10:30 - 14:30..
  • Friday 10:30 - 14:30..
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Students' Union Advice)

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • On Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's the advice service is by appointment only.
    • On Tuesday's and Thursday's a drop in service is available.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Harrow.
  • The nearest mainline station is Kenton.
  • The nearest underground station is Northwick Park.

Outside Access (Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the A Block ground floor corridor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 (Block 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.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Reception (Services for Students)

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the block entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
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    • There is a quiet room and a prayer room available at the rear of the block.
    • There are level access links to A Block - Maria Hewlett Building and the lift there on floors 1-4.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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 is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The other floors in this building can be accessed using the lifts in A Block - Maria Hewlett Building. Please see the separate guide for that building for more details.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from Services for Students or main receptions.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 170cm (5ft 6in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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 generally on duty.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.