Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
UWE Disability Service
Description

University: The University of the West of England has 4 campuses in Bristol and has centres in Bath, Swindon and Hartpury. The main site is the Frenchay campus where most of the faculties and support services are based.
Tel: 0117 328 3600 for more information if you are thinking of applying to the University. (Students should make contact with the Enquiry and Admissions Service prior to interviews and open days so any support arrangements can be made). Disability Service: This is based at the Frenchay Campus. It offers a range of facilities including:
* Advice on claiming study-related disability support funding (i.e. DSAs)
* Assessments of educational support needs
* Accessing technical and non-medical support
* Training in the use of assistive technology
* Dyslexia tuition
* General advice

Access:
UWE offers places in fully adapted accommodation for up to ten students and their PAs. There are also visual alarms and sockets for vibrating pad alarms for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Additional adaptations may be made on an individual basis subject to resources.

All parts of Frenchay Campus are wheelchair accessible including shops, refreshment facilities and The Octagon, where some Centre for Performing Arts activities take place. The Campus is multi-levelled and access to different levels is possible from the outside or by the use of lifts on the inside. Most parts of the other campuses are accessible but there are some local difficulties due to the age of some of the buildings. The DRC has a push pad electronic door and ramp to entrance and a loop system. PCs with assistive technology can be found in the libraries, and at least one PC with software for students with specific learning difficulties, (e.g. dyslexia) and one PC with software for students with visual impairments is sited in each faculty for student use. Hearing impaired students are offered the free use of a vibrating pager, while studying on the Frenchay Campus, to alert them when a fire alarm is sounded.

Audit reports to examine access for disabled people have been undertaken and a programme of improvements put in place. Recent work includes the installation of lifts, automatic doors, toilet facilities for disabled people, induction loops in all lecture theatres and a comprehensive programme to improve signage and wayfinding at all campuses.

There are dedicated parking spaces near both accommodation and study areas, but on a first come first served basis so spaces are not guaranteed. Visitors should notify the gatehouse on arrival, they will then be directed to an appropriate car park.
Public transport: Contact Firstbus and train operators for further information.

Organisation Type
Other
Alternative names
University of the West of England
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Living, Learning, Working
This organisation provides support for
Children & Young People Men's Health And Wellbeing Women
Regions
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset North Somerset
Is there a cost for these services?
No
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:00To 16:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 16:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 16:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 16:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 16:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
University of the West of England
Address 2
Room 1E22
Address 3
Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS16 1QY

Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Jacqui Chapman
Job title / Position
Disability Admin Officer

Venue Contact Methods

Telephone
Textphone

Services

Helpline Details

Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

General Accessibility

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
1/2 mile
Is there a car park nearby?
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Is there a ramp?

Internal Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic internal doors?
On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Are there internal steps?
Do these steps have a handrail?
Are the edges of the steps a contrasting colour to the steps?
Is there a ramp?
Is there more than one floor at the premises?
Is there a lift?
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Do visitors have access to a telephone?
If so, does it have wheelchair access?
If so, does it have an induction loop?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?

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