BY University of Reading 24 February 2017
Physical disabilities and long-term medical conditions include:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Sensory disabilities such as visual impairments, hearing impairments
- Physical conditions affecting mobility
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E.
- supporting you with your Disabled Student Allowances application
- providing DSA-funded specialist mentors (where eligible)
- liaising with academic departments, so that you have the support you need on your course
- getting support put in place via central departments such as the Examinations Office and Accommodation
- directing you to other university services e.g. The University Medical Practice, university Counselling, RUSU.
The University has two campuses in Reading:
- Whiteknights a large scenic campus, with parkland and a lake where the majority of our courses are taught. Although it is mostly level with gentle slopes, wheelchair users are advised to use a power assisted chair.
- London Road is a compact and level campus - our education and architecture courses are taught here.
Parking - All university buildings are accessible by car and most have disabled parking spaces nearby. Students with mobility issues may apply for a permit to park on campus, for which there is a small annual charge. Permits for Blue Badge holders are free of charge, but you still need to make an application using the online system.
Transport - There are regular buses into Reading from University campuses 24 hours a day. All Reading buses have low floors, are equipped with ramps and have a space prioritised for wheelchairs. Find out more at Reading Buses or call on +44 (0)118 959 4000. There is also a dial-a-ride (Readibus) scheme. For more information, call +44 (0)118 931 0000.
Campus accessibility - Email us or call on +44 (0)118 378 8921.
Accommodation - If you have special accommodation requirements, such as an en-suite room or a need to be close to teaching buildings, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require adapted accommodation, we would be happy to arrange a visit for you to decide which hall would best suit you. The University has a wide range of halls, on and around campus. They vary in size and age, but all have a common room, computer facilities, television room and laundry. Email the accommodation team or call on +44 (0)118 378 4203.