This article includes information about the types of accessible accommodation the University provides for disabled students.

Prioritisation of room allocation

The University can consider prioritising allocation in halls of residence accommodation for those students with profound mobility-limiting disabilities, complex sensory impairments and Autism. We do not apply this for students who simply experience organisational difficulties on account of cognitive impairments such as specific learning difficulties.

Accessible rooms

The University has a limited stock of 'accessible' rooms and these are subject to availability. These rooms have been adapted for different purposes and include:

  • Physical access: wheelchair access, ensuite wet-room facilities, automated doors and accessible kitchens (where appropriate depending on catering options chosen)
  • Sensory access: rooms fitted with flashing light alarms in place of audible alarms, facilities for vibrating pillows and improved lighting

Carers

Where a student requires overnight care support the University may be able to provide an adjacent room in the Hall of Residence to allow the carer to be on hand if needed. The cost of this additional room needs to be met by Social Services or your NHS PCT as part of your care support package.

Application

If you are likely to require accessible accommodation please get in touch early through your application process. We will need to discuss your individual requirements in order to ensure that we have accommodation available that will suit your needs.


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