Inclusive facilities

We aim to make our campus welcoming and inclusive to all students, staff and visitors.

Find out more about the inclusive facilities we offer to ensure that the time you spend on campus is relaxed and enjoyable.

Contact us

Equality and Diversity Office
+44 (0)1904 324680

These toilets do not have gendered signage so that you can use them without needing to identify as a particular gender.

Find the nearest one by searching for all gender toilets on the campus map. Single gender facilities will also be available across campus for those who prefer them.

You can find the nearest baby changing facilities by searching for baby changing on the campus map.

We have dedicated spaces on campus if you would like a quiet place to feed your child or to express milk. Find the nearest one by searching for breastfeeding on the campus map.

This is a specialist facility with additional equipment that is used to assist people with specific requirements.

It is different to an accessible toilet as it is designed for individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and those with multiple sclerosis, who often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

Find out more by searching for University of York at

The ones on campus are located in the Church Lane Building and York Sports Village. To find the nearest one, search 'changing places' on the campus map.

The Library’s Family Study Room is a study space for students with children. 

Food outlets on campus are signposted clearly and college dining rooms and snack bars are accessible from ground level. 

Nisa supermarkets in Market Square and Kimberlow Hill are also accessible.

The most easily accessible catering facilities are in Vanbrugh College, Roger Kirk Centre, Library, Piazza Building and Ron Cooke Hub.

See more on all outlets on campus

If you have any special dietary requirements and/or food allergies please contact Commercial Services on

Approved rooms

These are rooms with a hearing loop that has been tested and endorsed by members of staff with hearing loss. Additional equipment may also be required where a room layout has been changed from its default. For example, extra microphones, if a seminar room is changed to boardroom style for a meeting.

In addition, the approved rooms, with the exception of K/133, are also wheelchair accessible. 

Other rooms

In addition the following rooms on campus have been tested and endorsed by members of staff with hearing loss as being suitable for meetings as they have good lighting and acoustics but no hearing loops or microphones. These are also wheelchair accessible.

* These rooms can be booked during vacations. 

+ Recommend booking additional Revolabs microphones from the Audio Visual Centre for meetings.

Information about hearing loops on campus is available on the Audio Visual Centre webpages (login required). 

It may also be possible to utilise some teaching spaces on campus for meetings with advice and assistance from the Audio Visual Centre.

Good practice

We provide some guidance on good practice to assist individuals with hearing loss in meetings and guidance for students on the recording of teaching sessions.

All of our campus food outlets have high chairs available for you to use.

Our Campus Nursery aims to promote a happy, secure, caring and stimulating environment where children can develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. The nursery is open to all, including University students, staff and members of the public.

We have a number of prayer and reflection rooms on campus. For more information see the web page on facilities for prayer and reflection.

All students and staff have a duty to respect other users and to ensure the environment remains welcoming to people of all faiths and beliefs, and for those who do not adhere to a religious faith. 

Read the Protocol for the use of multi-faith space at the University of York (PDF , 94kb).

There are two dedicated sensory rooms in the Library:

  • the Sensory Study Room designed primarily for studying
  • the Sensory Retreat Room which is a calm space that allows you to take time out from studying

Shower facilities

We have showers at various locations across campus - you can see their locations on our Campus shower map.

We provide accessible parking bays within each main car park on campus and at locations close to certain key buildings. These spaces are designated for vehicles displaying a Blue Badge or an orange University disability badge. See more information about accessible parking.

Accessible charging points for electric vehicles are now available at Church Lane. For more information, read our PDF: Electric Vehicle Charging Guide (PDF , 688kb).

The University of York works with AccessAble to develop guides to help make travel to and across campus more accessible.

Contact us

Equality and Diversity Office
+44 (0)1904 324680