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reception

Reception

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There is no reception as such in the building, however there is an intercom which will be answered regularly between 9-5 and intermittently outside those hours for those who do not have swipe card access.

Users who can use a swipe card to open the door will not be met by staff.  Users who use the intercom to gain access to the building will be met by staff and asked to sign in. 

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Stairs

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There are two sets of stairs in the faculty.  The main staircase to the first floor has a stone bannister on the right-hand side as you ascend, and contrasting nosings.  The second staircase has a non-continuous wooden handrail on both sides, and contrasting nosings.  Both staircases are carpeted.

There are small sets of steps between different areas of the building. These have constrasting nosings, and there are also ramps with handrails.

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Doors

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 As many of the doors in the faculty are fire doors, these can be quite heavy, and some may be a little narrow for larger wheelchairs.  Doors separating sections of corridor, (including the door to the main lecture room), have long visual panels, but doors into seminar rooms have no visual panels, and care should be taken.   

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lecture theatre

Lecture Theatres

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The main lecture theatre is accessible, but there is raked seating.   There is space in front of the podium area for users with mobility issues, along with a height adjustable desk.  The main seating is accessed by stairs along the side of the room.  These have a wooden handrail next to the wall, and contrast nosing.  The seats are flip-down theatre style, and the space between rows can be narrow. 

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seminar room

Seminar Rooms

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There are a range of teaching rooms in the faculty.  All of the ground floor seminar rooms are accessible, with moveable furniture.  Staff will be happy to move this on request for easy access. 

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Accessible Computers

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 The faculty has a computer room on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible.  The office chairs provided are moveable, but please note that the space between the rows of computers can be narrow.  There is also an accessible computer in the common room.

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common room

Common Rooms

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The faculty common room is a large area on the ground floor.  The main seating area with moveable cane furniture is accessed either by a ramp, or by three steps with contrasting nosings, but no handrail.

The kitchen facilities in the common room are out of bounds to students unless they have organised an event.  All worktops and equipment are at standard height, and the space is extremely narrow.

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adapted furniture

Specialist equipment

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There are height adjustable desks in the computer room and lecture theatre. 

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 1
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Not level
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to reception Intercom
Number of floors 2
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors No
Hearing support system Yes