Gilchrist Post Graduate Club

University of Glasgow, Gilbert Scott Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ

0141 330 5360

gilchristpgclub@src.gla.ac.uk

www.gilchristpgclub.org

Guide Last Updated: 16/10/2014

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.

  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest underground station is Hillhead.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located in the Square.

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located outside the north entrance.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

  • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus.

  • Students and staff who are Blue Badge holders automatically receive a parking permit free of charge. Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

  • The photographs show the Blue Badge parking areas.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the North Front.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading down beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).

  • There are not steps to access this area / service.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

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  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.

  • The bar does serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 98cm (3ft 3in).

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

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is varied hot and cold meals.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up to rear bench style tables.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • There is poor manouverability into these particular fixed seating areas in the rear corridor nearest the toilets.

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  • 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 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter then through to the rear left.

  • 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 220cm x 138cm (7ft 3in x 4ft 6in).

  • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is not a push button style of alarm.

  • 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 both sides.

  • 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 48cm (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 poor.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located aahead as you enter and to the left.

  • The female and male toilets are 43m (47yd) from the main entrance.

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

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  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.

  • Registered assistance dogs are welcomed.

  • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service.

  • Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from the Learning and Teaching Centre, IT Services and the Student Disability Service.