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Careers Service

Goldsmiths, University of London, 23/24 Laurie Grove, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Access Guide

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:30 - 14:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments
    • The Careers Service is closed 13:00 - 14:00 during vacations.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in New Cross.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is New Cross Gate.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is outside the George Wood Theatre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 38m (42yd) from the main 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 a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus.
    • There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
    • Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.
    • There is also on street parking available on Laurie Grove (shown in photograph 2).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Laurie Grove.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments
    • There is also a small step just inside the entrance.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Careers Advisors and seminar rooms.
  • Comments
    • The bottom two steps only have a handrail on the left hand side going up.
    • Careers Advisors will see students who may have difficulty with the stairs on the ground floor.

Level Change (Part Time Work Office)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the rear of the building.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments
    • There are 2 additional medium steps with no handrail past this office, leading down to the toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments
    • Disability Equality courses are run by Student Services. These are open to all staff, but are not compulsory.