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University Court - House 56

Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7JG

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • Guildford is 30 miles South West of London and can be accessed from the A3. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), the University exit is signed from the A3 bypass. If accessing from the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to the Cathedral and University). If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31). After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, take the third exit for the University entrance.
    • Parking is very limited on site. There is a pay and display car park, other car parks operate a permit system. Vehicles displaying a Blue Badge may park free in the car parks and in Blue Badge bays for up to 6 hours, unless the University host or driver has made arrangements with the Security Office for a longer stay.
  • By Bus
    • On site bus stops are available and ARRIVA buses operate a regular service to the campus from the train station. Services 3, 17, 27 and 37 run approximately every ten minutes during the day.
  • By Train
    • Guildford Station is approximately 1.2 miles from the University. It is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Half-hourly train services run from Guildford to Waterloo, with a journey time of around half-an-hours. To get to the University from the station, exit by footbridge and the rear (western) exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road and take the second turning on the right (just past the Evangelical Church). Follow the path through the council car park to the campus.
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Useful Information (Accommodation)

  • To see more information on Security Out of Hours Number please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 01483 682 002.
  • Staff undertake essential e-learning courses on diversity, which includes a module of disability.
  • Each court of residence has a warden team who are responsible for residents’ welfare and for disciplinary matters within University Accommodation. They all have a day-job within the University but outside of that, they live amongst students in the courts and are available to support them at any time during their stay on campus.

Building Parking (University Court - House 56)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the rear of University Court 55-60.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 460cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access to University Court and House 56

  • University Court is located on a hillside.
  • There is stepped access to all University Court residencies.
  • Deep steps with handrails on both sides, clearly marked and tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps are located at the top of the hillside.
  • These steps are shown in photographs 7, 8, 9 & 10.
  • House 56 is located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • There is a kerb between the parking bays and the path leading to the entrance.
  • There is similar access to Houses 61 and 62.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • A key is required to access the entrance.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is 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.

Accommodation

  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
  • Ground Floor Rooms
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located to the left and right as you enter.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments
    • Residents with an Assistance Dog need to inform the Accommodation Office before arriving so that arrangements can be made to accommodate them.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional flats.