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University of Glasgow, McMillan Reading Room, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Introduction

  • The Student Learning Service is located in University Avenue on the main campus.
  • Please click on this link to view the guide for the Learning and Teaching Centre.

Opening Times (Student Learing Service)

  • 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.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

Parking

  • The nearest parking available is outside the Fraser Building.
  • Please see the separate guide for access information.
  • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 12 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the student study space, vending machines and standard toilets.
  • Comments View
    • The services located on each level are as follows:
    • Level 1 - Student study space, vending machines, standard toilets.
    • Level 2 - (Ground - Main Entrance) - Computing Cluster.
    • Level 3 - Rear Entrance, Student Learning Service, Pre-University Summer School, Student Life Cycle Project, Student Enterprise Zone, I.T Training for Students (Assistive Technology Cluster) and the adapted toilet.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2-3.
  • The lift is 24m (26yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 100cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp 130 cm wide, directly in front of the lift.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 30m (33yd) from the rear entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on level 3.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft 0in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 170cm (7ft 3in x 5ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 47cm (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 towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • There is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.
  • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service. Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.