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Campus facilities | Accommodation | Library facilities | IT facilities | Parking on campus

The University has four colleges across two campuses. Step-free access is available in most buildings, although some are heritage or listed so may have limited access. We advise students to contact Disability Services as soon as possible so that any potential access issues can be addressed.

Please enquire with Disability Services if you need any of the following: 

  • A radar key
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Footrest

Campus facilities

Access
The disabled access maps illustrate key locations and provide a brief description. Each location has been graded by a disabled student as providing full wheelchair access, offering access with assistance or as only suitable for a mobility impaired walker.  

See updates on the building works on campus. As changes take place around campus we are ensuring that there is clear signage to indicate accessible routes, however if this causes any difficulty for you please let us know by coming in to see us, emailing us at disabilities@roehampton.ac.uk or by phoning 020 8392 3636.

Rest spaces
If you require a rest space on campus, please contact us to discuss.

Hearing assistance
Several locations have hearing or induction loops installed.

Library
The Welcome Desk, Library Enquiry / IT Help Desk and Media Counter all have induction loops.
Two portable induction loops are available - one is at reception desk and one is at the pink enquiry desk.

Froebel

Montefiore Hall: Induction loop.

Whitelands
Large Lecture Theatre (G033): Induction loop.
Small Lecture Theatre (G036): Induction loop.
Duchesne Building
Du001: Infrared Blaster.
Lecture Theatre (Du004): Infrared Blaster.

Convent Parlour

Induction loop.

Southlands

All teaching rooms in Queens Building have induction loops.

 

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Accommodation: find your new home

We want all students to feel at home in any University of Roehampton accommodation, and we are committed to working with our Accommodation team to ensure that facilities for disabled students are constantly improving and our halls are accessible to all.

Disability Services are available to offer advice and support if you are a current or prospective student with a disability or health need. Disability covers a wide range of conditions including those influencing hearing, vision, mental health and mobility, as well as unseen disabilities such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, epilepsy and diabetes.

Disabled students, who may not otherwise be able to attend the University, can usually stay in their adapted accommodation for the duration of their studies if they wish. 

Making your application

We know that your accommodation choice may be influenced by your health needs or disability, so we will always try to offer you accommodation that suits your needs. However we cannot guarantee that suitable facilities will always be available.

When allocating rooms we will only consider the information that you give in your application, with written confirmation from a medical practitioner.

If you forget to tell us anything important we may not be able to change your allocation at a later date.

The information you provide, when necessary, will be shared between Accommodation, Disability Services, Security, Health and Safety and if adjustments are necessary, Estates and Campus services.

So that we can make you a suitable offer of accommodation it is important that you do the following:

  • Apply as soon as the accommodation applications open or soon after.
  • Tell the accommodation team about your health needs or disability on your application form and send in medical evidence. You are advised to also send a copy to the Disability Team.
  • Complete and return the Self-assessment form. Include all the information you can about how your illness or disability affects you. Please apply each year and include your self-assessment form. You could discuss it further with your doctor or your parents. Here are some examples:
    • My severe eczema means I need an en-suite to apply steroid creams and to avoid infection.
    • I become tired easily due to my arthritis, being close enough to return to my room and rest during the day makes my condition more manageable.
    • I am unable to use public transport and I get very anxious in crowds or at lunchtime - being close enough to return to my room in the day will allow me to cope.
    • My live-in carer will need adjacent accommodation.
    • The problems I have with my knees means I cannot go up steep hills or more than one flight of stairs.
    • I require a small fridge in my room to store my medication safely.

Contact us if you want to discuss what to include on your self assessment form or application.

If you have a disability which causes you physical or other limitations then we recommend that you visit a residence or department to carry out your own access audit.

Please get in contact as soon as possible: 
Disability Services (Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 3636 | Email: disabilities@roehampton.ac.uk).

The Disability Service will also advise you on non-accommodation matters.

Please make sure you mention anything that may have a bearing on your Health and Safety or the Health and Safety of those living around you.

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Library facilities

The Library has full disabled access. A wide range of specialist equipment and support is available to enable students with disabilities and SpLDs to make the most of the Library resources, but you need to arrange access in advance. Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

One to one sessions are available with subject librarians to learn how to access databases, books and information in the library and online. There are bookable rooms in the Library, which disabled students have priority booking for. The library also offers a search and collect service for all students, which is particularly useful for students who have difficulty finding or accessing books.

Digitisation Services are available for students with visual impairments and students who are not physically able to manipulate books. The Digitisation Service will scan extracts of books and will request entire books through Load2Learn. Students should first contact Disability Services who will refer them to Digitisation Services where agreed.

  • See full details of the services and equipment available for students with disabilities and SpLDs in the Library.

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IT facilities

Loan equipment such as laptops and digital recorders are held in the Library, please note that stocks are limited. These laptops have some assistive software available - please enquire at the Media Services desk in the Library and ask for details.

On campus computer facilities: click here for information on available PCs and Macs.

The university offers students the opportunity to buy a laptop via the studentstore (this service is provided by an external company).

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Parking on campus

The university has a limited number of parking permits available for students with physical and mobility difficulties, where on campus parking may be seen to support and facilitate academic success. These permits are prioritised for:

  • Blue badge holders – students who are registered as disabled and have a current blue badge authorised by their local authority.
  • Students with temporary physical impairments due to accident or injury, who can provide medical evidence.
  • Students who are pregnant and are able to provide medical evidence indicating the need for parking and clearly stating the duration required.

If you feel that your current situation falls under one of these categories, you will need to make an appointment with our Disability Adviser: please email disabilities@roehampton.ac.uk to discuss. Please be sure to bring any required evidence with you to your appointment.

If you have a disability that does not entitle you to a blue badge (such as a diagnosed mental health need), authorisation of your application will be at the discretion of the Disability Adviser. You will be asked to provide medical or specialist evidence stating that you are unable to use public transport due to your disability, outlining reasons why.

You will be advised to explore DSA funded travel options first, such as use of a taxi, as part of your needs assessment.  For advice and assistance with this, please contact the Disability Adviser to make an appointment.

Students currently living on campus will not be prioritised for parking but are advised to make contact with Security to discuss options for getting around campus if this is difficult.

The university operates a ‘Dial-a-Ride’ service for students. 

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 Contact us

Disability Services
Richardson Building
Digby Stuart College
University of Roehampton
London SW15 5PU

Disability
Tel: 020 8392 3636
Email: disabilities@roehampton.ac.uk

Dyslexia
Tel: 020 8392 3860
Email: dyslexia@roehampton.ac.uk

 

 Dyslexia Drop-ins

  • Tuesday 4-6pm
  • Wednesday 1-3pm
  • Thursday 12-2pm

Richardson Building, Digby Stuart College.

 

 Access@SW15

The access centre at Roehampton provides DSA needs assessments for students.

Contact Access@SW15
Tel: 020 8392 3403
Email: accesscentre@roehampton.ac.uk