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Mobility Impairments

Accessibility

The University campus is generally accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments. There is a steep gradient on the pathway and road between central campus and Gibbet Hill where Life Sciences and Warwick Medical School are located, but the rest of the campus is fairly flat. Please note that due to ongoing development works some of the paths and usual routes may be blocked. Diversions are signposted with accessible alternatives.

Most teaching blocks have lift access to all floors and lifts are located in some of the halls of residence. There is an ongoing development program to improve lift access within residences.

The Estates accessiblity team is working with staff and students to monitor and continue to develop the campus accessibility. You can find more information and regular updates at this link .

Accessible accommodation is available at Arthur Vick, Jack Martin, Claycroft, Bluebell, Lakeside and Heronbank. Additional information about these blocks and on campus accommodation can be found at the Warwick Accommodation website.

Wherever possible, timetabling will take account of access requirements and mobility impairments in the allocation of teaching rooms.

Students with temporary mobility difficulties (as a result for example of a broken leg) should discuss their support requirements with their Department. Disability Services can offer some advice about external organisations providing support.

Parking

Accessible parking is available on campus for blue badge holders and some limited parking is available to other students without a blue badge who require temporary on campus accessible parking. Please note that parking on campus is limited, you can find additonal information on the Car Parking WebPages.

Personal Care

Students are responsible for making their own arrangements for personal care support (i.e. assistance with daily living tasks such as showering, getting dressed, meal preparation, washing, shopping etc.) and ensuring they have secured sufficient funding to cover the cost of those arrangements. The University provides academic enabling support such as note-taking, library assistance and specialist study skills but does not offer personal care support/assistance and can not cover any related costs.

Home fee paying students are advised to contact their home area Social Services Department to request a community assessment to discuss a suitable care package, which could include provision for a resident or visiting personal carer. As part of that care package Social Services will also consider funding that could cover accommodation and other related costs for personal carers. Accommodation for personal carers/assistants can be provided at the University by arrangement in the same block the student will be allocated to, but students will be responsible to cover any costs relating to their accommodation and that of their carers.

International students are advised to contact local UK based personal care agencies prior to coming to University to discuss their personal requirements and related costs. Care agencies will assess needs and that process as well as the availability of carers varies, therefore students are encouraged to make arrangements before they commence their course to ensure they can access appropriate support and they have sufficient funds to cover those cost.

There are some external organisations and charities that depending on eligibility could offer assistance towards personal care costs. Those include the Snowdon Trust and the Student Health Association.

The University offers an Ensuite On Campus Accommodation Subsidy to students requiring ensuite accommodation for themselves and their carers as a result of a disability. All students (Home,EU/International) who are eligible on disability grounds can apply for the subsidy on an annual basis for their accommodation and their carer accommodation.

Disability Services will facilitate any personal care arrangements students make as much as possible, by assisting with accommodation allocations, inductions and Health & Safety procedures.

Visitors

For visitors to the campus, power wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available on loan. Please contact Warwick Conferences on +44 (0) 24 7652 3222 or conferences@warwick.ac.uk for additional information. Accessible visitor parking is available and Security Services can provide more information.

Contact us

For additional information on accessibliity or to arrange an individual campus visit please contact disability@warwick.ac.uk , tel: 024 7615 0641 (ext. 50641).