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Student's Association

City of Glasgow College, Main Teaching Building, Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Student Association office is located on the ground floor foyer area of the Main Teaching Tower Building.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Riverside Campus is located on the outskirts of Glasgow City Centre across from the River Clyde.
      The M8 Motorway is close to the Riverside Campus.
    • There is Blue Badge parking beside the building.
      There is an on-site car park for permit holders nearby.
      Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby on Nelson Street and Norfolk Street.
      A public car park is available nearby at Bridge Street and across the River Clyde on Howard Street and Clyde Street.
  • By Bus View
    • The campus can be accessed via a number of bus routes, including buses X3, X11, X19, X25/A, X28, X37, X39, X85, X86, X87, 13/A, 19/A, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/A, 213, 240X, 832, 833, 834, 837, 839, 840, 866.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Argyle Street. However, all of the central Glasgow stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest Subway station to the College Campus is Bridge Street, approximately half a mile away.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 452cm x 530cm (14ft 10in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the side entrance Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Site Campus Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Riverside Campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located below the Link Bridge besides the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower Building.

Site/Campus Car Park (Riverside Campus)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 530cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Main Teaching Tower Building and the Halls of Residence Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is access from Ballater Street/ Norfolk Street at the rear of the Riverside Campus.
    • An intercom security barrier is in operation at the campus entrance.
    • Within the car park there is 1 electric car charging point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite the river Clyde.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • 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 5 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • To the left has you face the entrance there are 2 revolving doors to access the building at this entrance.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • To the left of the entrance there is a revolving door to access the building also at this entrance.

Entrance (Students Association)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located beyond the main entrance of the Teaching Tower to the right.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the Student Association is 18m from the main entrance of the Teaching Tower building.

Getting Around (Students Association)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Within the Student Association there are seating areas with tables 72cm high.
    • There is a computer area with high tables 97cm high with height adjustable chairs.
    • There is adequate space for wheelchair users to manoeuvre.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is to the left of the reception desk.
    • There are also accessible toilets beyond the foyer security barriers on floors 1 to 7.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in the Students Association.
  • The nearest standard toilets are on the ground floor beyond the foyer security barriers.