E Block - Services for Students

Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Middlesex HA1 3TP

020 7911 5000 ext 4023

studentadvice@westminster.ac.uk

www.westminster.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 07/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Access to E Block is via the ground floor of A Block - Maria Hewlett Building.

  • E Block contains the Services for Students which includes; Students' Union, Student Advice Service, Chaplaincy, Careers Development Centre, Counselling Service, Disability Learning, Student Health Service and Support.

  • To contact different services please see below:.

  • Disability Learning Support.

  • 020 7915 5429.

  • disabilities-westminster@westminster.ac.uk.

  • Counselling & Advice Services.

  • 020 7911 5000 ext 4026.

  • canada@westminster.ac.uk.

  • Monday 10:30 - 14:30..

  • Tuesday 10:30 - 14:30..

  • Wednesday 10:30 - 14:00..

  • Thursday 10:30 - 14:30..

  • Friday 10:30 - 14:30..

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • On Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's the advice service is by appointment only.

  • On Tuesday's and Thursday's a drop in service is available.

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

  • This venue is situated in Harrow.

  • The nearest mainline station is Kenton.

  • The nearest underground station is Northwick Park.

  • This information is for the entrance located off the A Block ground floor corridor.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 150cm (4ft 11in).

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  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the block entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Monday 09:30 - 15:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 15:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 15:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There is a quiet room and a prayer room available at the rear of the block.

  • There are level access links to A Block - Maria Hewlett Building and the lift there on floors 1-4.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The other floors in this building can be accessed using the lifts in A Block - Maria Hewlett Building. Please see the separate guide for that building for more details.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the block entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor on the ground floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from Services for Students or main receptions.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 170cm (5ft 6in x 5ft 7in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located in the main corridor.

  • The female toilets are 2m (6ft 7in) from the block entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The nearest male standard toilets are located on the ground floor of the Maria Hewlett Building.

  • This toilet does contain foot washing facilities for both male and female.

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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.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.