University of Liverpool in London

33 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG

020 7682 4600

pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk

www.liverpool.ac.uk/london/

Guide Last Updated: 03/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include lecture and seminar rooms, the library and a cafe.

  • The University of Liverpool in London offers postgraduate courses in Accounting and Finance, Architecture, Geography and Planning, Irish Studies, Psychology and Public Health, as well as Continuing Professional Development and English Language courses.

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

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

  • This venue is situated in London.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Moorgate.

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

  • The nearest underground station is Moorgate.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is NCP Finsbury Square Car Park.

  • The car park is located in the centre of Finsbury Square.

  • Car park website http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-finsbury-square/.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 410cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 5in).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Finsbury Square, opposite the building.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.

  • There is also a manual revolving door available at this entrance, to the right of the automatic door as you face it.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • 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 117cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 3 step(s) to the area / service.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There are barriers, 54 and 89cm wide, next to the reception desk, leading to the rest of the building.

  • A university swipe card is required to access these barriers, although the wider one can be opened by reception.

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  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • A portable hearing loop will soon be available for use in the seminar rooms.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located just past reception, to the right of the main lifts as you face them.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • This ramp leads to Student Services, the cafe, ground floor toilets and the lift to the lower ground floor.

  • There is level access to the main lifts and meeting room 1 and 2.

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  • The desk is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • The Students Services reception is located on the ground floor, to the left past the ground floor ramp.

  • There is an interview room available to the right of the reception desk as you face it.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

  • There are also stairs by Student Services, which access floors LG-G-1-2-3-4 only, and have handrails both sides.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just past reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • The lift is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 134cm x 140cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the raised area of the ground floor, by Student Services.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.

  • The lift is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 200cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • 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 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 bright.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located either side of the seminar room.

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

  • The lighting levels at the steps are adjustable.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • Seminar Room 4 is located on the second floor.

  • The steps lead down to the front of the room.

  • A portable ramp will soon be available to overcome the steps.

  • There is level access to the spaces for wheelchair users in middle row.

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  • 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 on tape or disc.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • The library is located on the first floor, and is open when the building is open, but is staffed 09:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday. The Student Services reception desk on the ground floor also acts as a library reception when required.

  • There are accessible issue and return machines and information points located in the library.

  • At the time of the survey, the library was still being stocked.

  • Assistive software and auxiliary aids will be provided if required.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • 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 sandwiches and hot and cold snacks.

  • Coffee tables are also available.

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The Multi Faith Room is located at the far end of the lower ground floor from the lift.

  • There is level access from the lift.

  • The room is accessed by double heavy doors, 140cm wide, which open away from you.

  • A curtain is available to divide the room.

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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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, past the ramp, to the left of Student Services.

  • There is not 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 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 210cm (4ft 8in 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 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 low.

  • There are identical toilets in a similar location on all other floors, except the toilets on floors 1-7 have level access from the main lifts, and the toilet on the lower ground floor has a functional alarm.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor, to the left of Student Services.

  • The female and male toilets are 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • There are male and female toilets on all floors.

  • The toilets on floors 1-7 have level access via the main lifts.

  • The toilets on floors 2 and 3 are brightly lit.

  • There is also a larger unisex toilet available on the lower ground floor, by the standard showers.

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  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located at the far end of the lower ground floor from the lift.

  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There are 3 showers here, male, female and unisex.

  • The showers and unisex standard toilet here are accessed by a well marked shallow step with no handrail.

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  • 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.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.