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Campus information for students with disabilities

University campuses

The University is based at four main campuses – Penrhyn Road, Knights Park, Kingston Hill and Roehampton Vale. All are connected by free university buses to the local rail and bus stations as well as to most of the University's halls of residence.

Each campus has its own learning resources centre (LRC) and restaurant.

We invite prospective students to discuss access requirements with us and to visit sites relevant to their course. This is essential for you to make an informed choice about your location of study.

Visit AccessAble for an overview of access across the University.

Cooper House

This building is sited approximately 100 metres from the Penrhyn Road campus. There are automatic doors to the ground floor and lift access to all floors.

Learning resource centres (LRCs)

The learning resource centres (LRCs) provide a range of services to support students at the University including the following:

  • assisting with physical access;
  • locating and retrieving books and other resources;
  • arranging for books to be transferred from other sites;
  • negotiating limited extended loan periods;
  • telephone renewals;
  • photocopying;
  • informing you when interlibrary loans and reservations have arrived; and
  • a subject librarian.

Catering facilities

Each campus has a restaurant providing meals, snacks and drinks. Opening hours and access vary and are limited in the evenings and in vacations. Details are available at campus receptions.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact the restaurant manager of the refectory for advice.

Local transport

The free university bus service, some with low-level access, runs between the campuses, Kingston town centre and most halls of residence. The service is available Monday to Friday during the day, term-time only. Timetables and details are available from main receptions.

Kingston town centre is mainly pedestrianised, and has a Shopmobility Scheme. There are two mainline stations – Kingston and Surbiton – and numerous local bus routes.

If you are a blue badge holder, you will also be eligible for a university disabled-parking permit.

Contact us

Disability and mental health support

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7314
Fax: +44 (0)20 8417 7561
Email us