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Chesterfield Campus

The University of Derby, St Helena, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7LL

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • For SatNav users please use the postcode S41 7LU to reach the campus. Chesterfield Campus is located in the north of the town. From the north, south, and east the campus is accessed via junction 29 of the M1. Take the A617 towards Chesterfield. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit and then take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout following signs for the town centre and station. Continue straight ahead to the traffic lights. Follow the road straight across the traffic lights, onto St Mary's Gate, passing the crooked spire church on the left. Follow the road to the left and then take the right hand lane at the traffic lights onto Saltergate. Stay in the right hand lane through two more sets of traffic lights. Take the left hand lane and following the signs for Sheffield and Worksop. At the mini roundabout take the 2nd exit, towards Sheffield. The campus is on the right hand side.
    • There are two car parking areas on campus. The Blue Badge parking is located outside the main entrance. The standard parking is located at the bottom of the grounds. Follow the signs within the campus grounds.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on Sheffield Road outside the campus in the direction of the town centre. The bus stop is served by bus numbers 14, 25, 43, 44, 44A, 50, 50A, 50B, 78, 90, 90A, CFC, X55, and X56. There is a bus stop at Holywell Cross (Stop V) from the town centre. The bus stop is served by bus numbers 5, 10, 14, 25, 43, 44, 44A, 50, 50A, 50B, 78, 90, 90A, and CFC.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Chesterfield. There is a bus stop adjacent to the station which is served by bus numbers 66, 66A, and 78. Bus number 78 will take you directly to the campus without changing.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the campus.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 366cm x 577cm (12ft x 18ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the main entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the main entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is stepped and ramped access to the main entrance from the standard bay parking.
    • There is ramped access from the Blue Badge parking.
    • There are 15+ steps from the standard car park to the Blue Badge car park.
    • The steps are deep with handrails on both sides.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There are landings.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top or bottom of the steps.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 12 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp heads to the right, away from the entrance and then turns back to the left. There are level landing areas along the ramp.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are seats in the reception area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • There are computers in the reception area.
    • The seats are not height adjustable.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the ground floor from the lower ground floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to both wings on the ground floor from the lift.
    • The width of the ramp is 149cm (4ft 11in).
    • The lift overcomes the steps. The steps are located to either side of the reception area.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
  • Comments View
    • There is a support room on the first floor, in the corridor opposite the lift.
    • The support room is a small quiet room which can be used as a quiet space for all students, as a breastfeeding room, or as a safe refuge for students with autism.
    • The support room contains two chairs with armrests (photograph 14).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-UG-1.
    • There are 12 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.
    • There are similar stairs in both wings of the building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-UG-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the upper ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 156cm x 136cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 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.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (St Helena Ward)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • This room replicates a hospital ward and is located to the right of the building on the ground floor.
    • There are adjustable beds/couches in the room.
    • There are seats.
    • Some of the seats have armrests.
    • There are mobile hoists and other pieces of equipment which would be found in a hospital ward.
    • The height of the worktop is 90cm.
    • There is a sink with lever mixer taps.
    • The height of the sink is 90cm.

Eating and Drinking (Refectory)

  • 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.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • 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 hot and cold snacks and sandwiches.
  • Comments View
    • The refectory is located on the upper ground floor, behind the lift.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Social Learning Zone)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 41cm and 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The Social Learning Zone is located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The door is located in the right hand corridor of the first floor.

Reception (Resource Centre)

  • Resource Centre reception is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • Comments View
    • There is a self-service issue and return console in the reception area.
    • The height of to the top of the screen is 149cm.
    • The height of the book scanbed is 78cm.
    • The resource centre is accessed via security barriers (photograph 4).
    • The width of the barriers is 126cm.

Library (Resource Centre)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 1-2 working days from the main campus days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • The Resource Centre is a satellite service of the Kedleston Road library.
    • Any books and equipment required can be ordered from the main campus.
    • Auxiliary aids and equipment for students with a visual impairment can be delivered within 1 day through the student support service and the main campus library.
    • Coloured overlays are available for students with dyslexia.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Clinical Skills Suite)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is not step free access into the room(s).
  • There is/are 4 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the room(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have handrails on both sides.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The Clinical Skill Suite is located on the first floor, in the corridor immediately ahead as you exit the lift.
    • The suite replicates a hospital ward.
    • There are height adjustable beds/couches.
    • There is a sink with lever mixer taps.
    • The height of the sink is 95cm.
    • The height of the worktop is 95cm.
    • There are bedside trollies with shelves.
    • The heights of the shelves are 89cm and 44cm.

Accessible Toilet (Reception Foyer)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter the building.
    • There is level access to this 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 267cm (5ft 4in x 8ft 9in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change within the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change when extended is 90cm.

Accessible Toilet (Upper Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in the same location on the first floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 218cm (8ft x 7ft 2in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 182cm (5ft 12in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are unisex standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the upper ground floor to the far left as you exit the lift.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the upper ground floor to the far right as you exit the lift.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.