Graduands and guests with disabilities

Should you or any of your guests have a disability, we will do everything we can to ensure that your day runs as smoothly as possible. 

Mobility impairment

Graduands mount a short flight of steps to the platform to have their degree conferred. If you know you are likely to have difficulty mounting these steps please contact us as soon as possible so that suitable arrangements can be made.

Should you or any of your guests use a wheelchair or have difficulty walking, please notify a member of Security staff when you enter campus. To speak to a member of Security staff it is best to enter campus via the entrance adjacent to the Guild of Students. 

Security will then grant you vehicular access to Chancellor’s Court where any graduands/guests with disabilities can be dropped off outside the Aston Webb Building. There is ramp access to the Great Hall via the Bramall Music Building (R12 on the campus map). The driver should then proceed to park the vehicle in any of the car parks on campus.

The driver of the vehicle will be able to collect the graduand/guests from Chancellor’s Court when the party is ready to leave campus.

Hearing impairment

The Great Hall is equipped with a hearing loop system to assist those graduands and
guests with hearing impairments. Should you require a hearing loop please visit the Sound Desk at the rear of the Great Hall when you enter the Hall.

Choosing a comfortable seat

Guest seating in the Great Hall is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We advise
those guests with a disability to arrive at the Great Hall shortly before the doors open
(9.25am for 10.30am congregations, 12.40pm for 1.45pm congregations, 3.40pm for
4.30pm congregations) so that you can select the most comfortable seating location before the rest of the congregation enter the Great Hall.