Accessibility statement

Information on the accessibility of campus 

This page provides information on the following facilities on campus. 


Building codes and room numbering

Information about buildings and rooms on campus can be found by searching on the Interactive campus map. If you need further assistance please contact the Information Centre on +44 (0)1904 320000 or


Cash points

There are accessible cash points at the banks in Heslington village, James College and in Market Square. 


Security staff are on duty 24 hours a day to help in emergencies and provide information.

Reception Services across campus provide advice, directions and information about the University. See locations, open hours and contact details.

Food outlets

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 CollegeRoger Kirk Centre, LibraryPiazza Building and Ron Cooke Hub.

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

Hearing loops

Approved meeting and teaching rooms on campus

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 on campus

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 rooms on campus with hearing loops can be found on the room information section of the Audio Visual Centre web pages.

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

Information Technology and online services

Lecture and seminar rooms

 Audio Visual (AV) provides information about the facilities available in teaching rooms on campus.

University Library and Borthwick Institute of Archives

The University Library provides accessibility information for users and the Borthwick Institute for Archives has information on the accessibility of their reading rooms and collections.

York Sports

York Sports has an Access Guide for the Sports Village on East Campus. You can contact them if you have any specific accessibility needs.

Reporting access issues on campus

Access issues on campus can be reported to Estates Services using the online Facilities Helpdesk (login required).

If the issue is urgent you can contact the Facilities Helpdesk by phone on 01904 32 5555 or email