DisabledGo: new resource on accessing our campuses
25 January 2012
We believe that everyone should have access to the educational and work opportunities the University provides, and so we are pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource aimed at helping disabled staff, students and visitors get to and around our sites more easily.
Working with DisabledGo, we have provided as much information as possible about our estate to ensure that we are an accessible and welcoming environment for all.
On the University’s DisabledGo webpages, you’ll find Access Guides that provide detailed information about visiting our various sites and facilities, including the libraries, teaching areas, and eating venues at each campus. The guides will be reviewed annually to ensure all details are up to date.
The University’s DisabledGo webpages and Access Guides can be found at www.disabledgo.com/en/org/university-of-westminster
Since 2000, DisabledGo has provided online Access Guides for many organisations such as local councils, universities and NHS trusts. Their team visited us in August and September 2011 to survey our campuses and has been working on compiling these guides since then. Every campus was visited and areas such as libraries, lecture theatres, cafes, student accommodation and sporting facilities were surveyed.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.