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Accessibility and Adjustments

Accessibility and Adjustments

At Buckinghamshire New University we endeavour to make access as easy as possible, and make reasonable adjustments for you through your time with us.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) defines ‘reasonable adjustments’ as: “Reasonable is what most people would agree is fair and sensible, when they think carefully about it. Adjustment means you are changing something”.

‘Reasonable adjustments’ are about responding sensitively to individual cases by taking account of the circumstances without necessarily setting precedents.

More information regarding reasonable adjustments relating to your academic studies can be found on our Dyslexia and other SpLDs webpage.

Access on campus

 

Our facilities at the High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses have been designed with accessibility in mind.

Individual students are welcome to assess the appropriateness of the physical environment at one of our Open Days when you can visit the campus and discuss your needs with the Inclusion, Diversity and Disability team.

Accessible toilets are located throughout the campuses and are unisex unless stated. A small number at High Wycombe are currently accessed by radar keys which are held at the main reception on request.

Interviews and Access

 

If you are coming for an interview and have any specific access requirements, please contact the faculty to inform them so they can make the appropriate arrangements. The details of the department to contact should be on your interview invitation.

Alternatively, you can contact the Inclusion, Diversity and Disability team.

Student Accommodation

 

Provision has been made for disabled students at our student accommodation.

Students are advised to discuss their accommodation requirements with the accommodation service and, where appropriate, their Disability Adviser from the Inclusion, Diversity and Disability team. This should be done at an early stage so that the most suitable type of accommodation can be identified.

If certain accommodation is required (including prioritisation for a certain type of accommodation, such as en suite), each request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any recommendation for adjustments will require the applicant to first register with the IDD service and provide medical evidence (from consultant or GP stating need for specific accommodation) along with history of the health condition. The outcome will be determined by the information supplied, the accommodation available, reasonable adjustments possible, and in some cases if exceptional adjustments are possible, and will be addressed on a first come first serve basis.

Parking

 

Blue badge holders can contact the Inclusion, Diversity & Disability team for an orange parking permit to park on site. There is no other student parking available on the campuses.

Hearing Support Systems

 

We have had hearing support systems installed in teaching and conference rooms and other key locations on both the High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses.

We have an induction loop system which is available in the main public areas throughout the university. To access this system you will need to turn your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position and wear a small device called a ‘neckloop’ which is available from the main reception desks.

Graduation

 

If you have any access requirements, please highlight any specific requirements for yourself or guests at the time of booking to enable the graduation team to provide appropriate seats. A BNU employee may be in touch over the summer period to clarify requirements.