Physics

University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1TL

0117 928 7463

sci-ug-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services include:.

  • B - Enderby Room .

  • G - Frank Lecture Theatre, Mott Lecture Theatre, .

  • 1 - Tyndall Lecture Theatre .

  • 2 - Undergraduate Study Space, Undergraduate Teaching Labs .

  • 3- Administration Offices, Library, Seminar Rooms 3.27 and 3.34, Library.

  • Monday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located to the left of the main entrance.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 355cm x 500cm (11ft 8in x 16ft 5in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 54m (59yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park is shared with the NSQI Building, located next to this building.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a secondary set of entrance doors just to the right of this one with a width of 215cm.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the right hand side of the building as you face it.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • The doors are accessed with a UCard.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 142cm (4ft 8in).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are push pad automatic doors to enter the Maria Mercer Library and the Quiet Study Area within it.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-M-2-3-4-5.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a separate staircase from floors 4-5 leading to the observatory.

  • This is for authorised personnel only.

  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-M-2-U2-3-4-5.

  • The lift is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are not within 120cm from the floor.

  • The highest control is 122cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located between 1 and L1.

  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • The lift does not bypass the ramp.

  • The Level Change is bypassed by the Main Entrance Lift.

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located to the front left of the building on the second floor.

  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • The steps can be overcome by using the main entrance lift.

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located at the end of the mezzanine floor corridor.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is not a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located 2-U2.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 106cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 6in).

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are The Interface Analysis Centre.

  • On the fifth floor there is only the Interface Analysis Centre.

  • On the stairs between floors 4 and 5, the handrail is on the right.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1-2-3-4.

  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 140cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main lift.

  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.

  • The prescription box is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a bell to attract attention.

  • The bell is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

  • The height of the counter is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The height of the counter is medium.

  • There is not a lowered section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Monday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Thursday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The counter is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the rear lift.

  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.

  • The prescription box is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

  • The height of the counter is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The height of the counter is medium height.

  • There is not a lowered section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are two desks.

  • The lift 17m from the lift is for first years (see Photograph 1).

  • The further desk at 22m is for second years (see Photograph 2).

  • These are situated in a large laboratory area (see photograph 3).

  • There are two height adjustable desks in the area, one being manual, the other electric (see photograph 4).

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is not an ordering service.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Accessible Software available includes:

  • Inspiration (mind mapping software)

  • Read and Write GOLD

  • Zoomtext magnification software (by arrangement only)

  • Microsoft Accessibility options.

  • Monday 08:45 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 08:45 - 19:00.

  • Friday 08:45 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The desk is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the rear lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located to your left on entering the quiet study area.

  • There is / are 13 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • G.44 Frank Lecture Theatre (see photograph 1).

  • There is level entrance to the front of the lecture theatre.

  • The room has height adjustable desks and a fixed hearing loop.

  • There is however no specifically allocated seating.

  • Powell Lecture Theatre (See Photograph 2).

  • Level access to the front of the lecture theatre is through push pad automatic doors.

  • This involves going through an area that is usually reserved for staff only.

  • There are allocated spaces available.

  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the theatre.

  • The Enderby Room (See photograph 3.)

  • This lecture theatre is located in the basement floor to the right of the basement entrance.

  • The room has level access to the front of the theatre and has a fixed hearing loop.

  • G12 Mott Lecture Theatre (See Photograph 4).

  • The G12 Mott Lecture Theatre has level access and wheelchair spacing at the rear left of the lecture theatre.

  • The door to enter the lecture theatre is automatic by push pad to open.

  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the theatre.

  • Tyndall Lecture Theatre (See Photograph 5).

  • Located to your rear left when exiting the rear lift on the first floor.

  • There is level access to the front of the theatre.

  • Entrance is via a push pad operated automatic set of double doors.

  • There is a fixed hearing loop system in the theatre.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the basement entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the basement entrance.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 220cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The width diminishes to a minimum of 103cm at the end of the room.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd 4in) from the rear entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to your left when you enter via the rear entrance.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens by sliding.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 210cm (8ft 2in x 6ft 11in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located down the corridor to your left on the second floor.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 220cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 3in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located down the corridor to your right when you exit the lift on the third floor.

  • The female toilets are 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located to your right when exiting the lift on floor U2.

  • The male toilets are 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The female and male toilets are located to your left when entering via the rear entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the rear entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.

  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.

  • There are refuge points in this building.

  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is an evacuation lift for the building.