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LEADS (Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Unit)

University of Glasgow, Southpark House, 64 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LB

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.
  • Comments View
    • The name of the nearest underground station is Hillhead.
    • The Learning and Teaching Centre is located in Southpark Avenue on the main campus.
    • Please click on this link to view the guide for theStudent Learning Service.

Opening Times

  • 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.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located true.
    • 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 550cm x 350cm (18ft 1in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
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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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of ther entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the side of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 145cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the TV Gallery.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is not a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead to the TV Gallery from the reception area.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are teaching areas and offices.

Accessible Toilet (Level 2)

  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 8m (26ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the foyer.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 240cm (4ft 3in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 80cm (2ft 7in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The adapted toilet is also used as a standard female toilet.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 2)

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Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Comments View
    • There is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.
    • The opening times may vary.
    • There are 4 assistive software programs available on the Common Student Computing Environment (CSCE).
    • These programs are: MindGenius, Zoomtext, Texthelp (Read and Write) and Kurzwell 3000.
    • 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.