Campus Disability Access

Physical barriers to the University campus can include steps, steep slopes, the availability of lifts, accessible toilets, or accessible parking spaces. Some buildings are completely accessible, however some others have partial access or no access at all. To ensure that people with physical disabilities or disabilities which impact on mobility and travel around campus know what the access is of the buidlings they work, study or live in, as well as university services, we provide a number of disability access guides to campus.


Campus Access Map

To find out the accessibility of the majority of University buildings, you can review the Building Access Guides  provided on the AccessAble (Formally DisabledGo) website. Over 100 University buildings, as well as local transport and visitor attractions are available.

Two Google maps are provided below: 

1. Access Guide Map Key

A visual indicator of which buildings have AccessAble access guides represented by a disability symbol. For quick reference they have been colour coded to show general accessibility. Always refer to the full guide for details, for example a building accessed via a platform lift and a building with level access and automatic doors may both be classified blue.

Blue Full access to building or access to a majority of public areas.
Red Limited access or no access at all to the building or a majority of public areas.

2. Accessible Parking Bay Key:


The location and number of accessible parking bays for Blue Badge Holders and staff/students with a valid accessible parking permit. Represented by a colour coded parking symbol:

Blue 1 bay Orange 4+ bays
Green 2 bays Black Bay/s not in use
Purple 3 bays Red  Public Blue Badge bays

3. How to use the map

The google maps include 2 different layers, the one automatically shown being the building access guides. Click on the symbol to select the building, a information box will appear. To view the building guide click on the link which will open a AccessAble webpage. To view the car park map, click on the arrow on the top left of the map and select the 'Accessible Parking Locations' options and the parking bays will appear. We recommend de-selecting the 'Building Disability Access Guides' option to provide a clearer map view.