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Accessibility in Halls

It’s important to consider what adaptations or adjustments you may need while living in halls. We’ve tried to include info that various students may find useful, but appreciate everyone is different.

Keeping us informed

Let us know if you have a condition affecting you living in halls. If you declare a disability or long-term health condition when booking, we’ll send you a short form to help us understand the impact it may have and any reasonable adjustments we might need to put in place. If none of our rooms meet your needs we may be able to make additional adaptations.

Already booked and not declared your disability or long-term health condition? Email our team and let us know.

Students who have a disability are prioritised for accommodation bookings in all years of study. Students who have disclosed a disability to the accommodation team and are currently living in halls of residence will automatically be invited to rebook accommodation from January.

If you need to live with a carer or personal assistant, you can book an additional room for them by contacting us. You’ll need to fund this, but may be able to access funding through your local authority personal budget if you have one.

You can always contact Student Accommodation Services with any questions you have about accessibility – accommodation@ntu.ac.uk

You might also want to contact Disability Services for advice around accessibility, both in halls and at university overall – disability.support@ntu.ac.uk

Not everyone who has additional needs self-identifies as “disabled”, but still needs help or adjustments from Student Accommodation Services. This support is for anyone included under the definition of disability under the Equality Act (2010) which applies if you have a “physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities”.

Information about our halls

Find out everything you need to know about our halls and the range of accessibility adaptations available at each of them.

Blenheim

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 4-7 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have entirely level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day

Travel

This residence is off campus. City Campus is 0.7 miles away (15 minute walk / 5 minutes by bus). Pedestrian access to the site is via a steep slope with uneven walkways.

There is parking at this residence operated by UPP, where a parking permit for the year is £199 and is free of charge for blue badge holders.

This residence is served by an NCT bus route, you can see their accessibility information here.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

Blenheim has an accessible room with wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability.

There is a wetroom equipped with grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s accessible room. Hoists are available.

Byron

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 6-10 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence is above the Students Union building. Some rooms are level with the courtyard, which is accessible by lift or external stairs. Some rooms are accessible by lift.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day

Travel

This residence is on City Campus.

There is on-street parking outside this residence operated by Nottingham City Council, where parking is free of charge for blue badge holders.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

This residence has some rooms with high contrast features, for visually impaired students.

Mobility Adaptations

Byron has some wheelchair accessible rooms with automatic, wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability.

There are wetrooms equipped with emergency cords, grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s wheelchair accessible rooms. Hoists are available.

Brackenhurst

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 4-6 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which all are level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is on Brackenhurst Campus.

There is parking outside this residence operated by Nottingham Trent University, passes cost £199 and are only granted to students with a real need for a vehicle, such as being disabled.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

Brackenhurst has some wheelchair accessible rooms with automatic, wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability.

There are wetrooms equipped with grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s wheelchair accessible rooms. Some wetrooms have a Closomat toilet.

Bramley Cottages

About this hall

This residence is a shared house of between 8 students sharing a kitchen. There are two communal bathrooms.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which one is level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

Bramley Cottages is not staffed and there would not be immediate support available in the event of an emergency evacuation.

This residence is only suitable for returning or postgraduate students.

Travel

This residence is off campus. Bramley Cottages is 1.3 miles from Brackenhurst Campus (25 minute walk / 7 minutes by bus)

There is no parking available at this residence.

This residence is served by an NCT bus route, you can see their accessibility information here.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

Bramley Cottages has a wheelchair accessible room with wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability.

There is a wetroom equipped with grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s wheelchair accessible rooms.

College Drive

About this hall

This residence is made up of houses of between 3-5 students sharing a kitchen and communal bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, but no rooms have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence is not staffed, however in the event of an emergency, NTU Security are on campus 24 hours a day.

This residence is only suitable for mature and postgraduate students.

Travel

This residence is on Clifton Campus.

There is parking outside this residence operated by Nottingham Trent University, where parking is free of charge.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

This residence does not have adapted rooms, however grab rails may be able to be installed if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Gill Street North

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 4-8 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence also has some studio flats, with integrated kitchen and ensuite bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is on City Campus.

There is on-street parking outside this residence operated by Nottingham City Council, where parking is free of charge for blue badge holders.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

Gill Street North has some wheelchair accessible rooms with automatic, wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability. Some of these rooms have been adapted with remote control door opening.

There are wetrooms equipped with grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s wheelchair accessible rooms. Hoists are available.

Gill Street South

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 5-11 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is on City Campus.

There is on-street parking outside this residence operated by Nottingham City Council, where parking is free of charge for blue badge holders.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

Gill Street South has some wheelchair accessible rooms with automatic, wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability.

There are wetrooms equipped with grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s wheelchair accessible rooms.

Hampden

About this hall

This residence is made up of houses of 6 students sharing a kitchen. Students share their bathroom with one other student.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which none are level access.

This residence is staffed continuously from nearby Sandby, who would be able to provide assistance evacuating in an emergency.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

Travel

This residence is on City Campus.

There is on-street parking outside this residence operated by Nottingham City Council, where parking is free of charge for blue badge holders.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

This residence does not have adapted rooms, however grab rails may be able to be installed if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Meridian Court

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 2-10 students sharing a kitchen. All students share a communal bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is off campus. City Campus is 1.8 miles away (40 minute walk / 20 minutes by bus).

There is parking at this residence operated by UPP, where a parking permit for the year is £199 and is free of charge for blue badge holders.

This residence is served by an NCT bus route, you can see their accessibility information here.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

Meridian Court has some wheelchair accessible rooms with wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability.

There are wetrooms equipped with grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s wheelchair accessible flat.

New Hall

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 6-10 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence also has some studio flats, with integrated kitchen and en suite bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is on Clifton Campus.

There is limited parking outside this residence operated by UPP, which is exclusively available to disabled students.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

This residence has some rooms with high contrast features, for visually impaired students.

Mobility Adaptations

New Hall has some wheelchair accessible rooms with automatic, wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability, some of which are studios.

There are wetrooms equipped with pull cords, grab rails and shower chair in this hall’s wheelchair accessible rooms. Some wetrooms have a Closomat toilet.

Norton Court

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of 6 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is off campus. City Campus is 1 mile away (20 minute walk / 15 minutes by bus)

There is parking at this residence operated by UPP, where a parking permit for the year is £199 and is free of charge for blue badge holders.

This residence is served by an NCT bus route, you can see their accessibility information here.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

This residence does not have adapted rooms, however grab rails may be able to be installed if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sandby

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 12-13 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access. There is a lift to all floors of this residence.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is on City Campus.

There is on-street parking outside this residence operated by Nottingham City Council, where parking is free of charge for blue badge holders.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

This residence has some rooms with high contrast features, for visually impaired students.

Mobility Adaptations

This residence does not have adapted rooms, however, grab rails may be able to be installed if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Bedroom doors in this residence are narrower than standard doors, which may make it harder for students with mobility aids.

Simpsons

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 3-12 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is off campus. City Campus is 1 mile away (20 minute walk / 10 minutes by bus)

There is parking at this residence operated by UPP, where a parking permit for the year is £199 and is free of charge for blue badge holders.

This residence is served by an NCT bus route, you can see their accessibility information here.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

Simpsons has some wheelchair accessible rooms with wider doors and space for greater manoeuvrability.

There are bathrooms equipped with grab rails and a bath in this hall’s wheelchair accessible rooms. Hoists are available.

Peverell

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of 6 students sharing a kitchen. All students have their own bathroom.

There are limited one bedroom flats.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which none have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is on Clifton Campus.

There is parking at this residence operated by UPP, where a parking permit for the year is £199 and is free of charge for blue badge holders.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

This residence does not have adapted rooms, however, grab rails may be able to be installed if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The Maltings

About this hall

This residence is made up of flats of between 4-10 students sharing a kitchen. All students share a communal bathroom.

This residence has some ground floor rooms, of which some have level access.

Medication fridges can be provided in individual rooms where medically necessary.

This residence has staff on site 24 hours a day.

Travel

This residence is off campus. City Campus is 2.1 miles away (45 minute walk / 25 minutes by bus).

There is parking at this residence operated by UPP, where a parking permit for the year is £199 and is free of charge for blue badge holders.

This residence is served by an NCT bus route, you can see their accessibility information here.

Sensory Adaptations

Rooms can be booked with a rumble pillow and flashing alarms for students with a hearing impairment.

Mobility Adaptations

This residence does not have adapted rooms, however, grab rails may be able to be installed if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Considering what accommodation to choose

In this section, we’ve put together considerations you might like to think about when choosing what type of accommodation to book, based on what students with these conditions have told us in the past. You might like to discuss these questions with someone you live with now.

If your condition varies day-to-day, it’s important to consider both what your answer might be on a good day and on a more difficult day. Some of these considerations might inform which hall or room type is most suitable for you, but some might inform adaptations you need to ask for.

Students who are neurodiverse (including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ADHD)

How many students are you comfortable living with?

Are you comfortable sharing a bathroom with strangers?

If you lived alone, would you find it easy to socialise with students either on your course or at a society?

How would it make you feel if your flatmates interrupted your daily routine, maybe by using the cooker when you planned to make dinner?

How confident are you in travelling to lectures independently?

How sensitive to noise are you? Do different types of noise impact you differently?

If there was a fire, would you need someone to help you evacuate?

Students with a hearing impairment

Do you have an assistance dog?

If there was a fire, would you need a visual or vibration alarm to tell you to evacuate?

Students with a visual impairment

Do you rely on remembering where you’ve put something to find it again?

Would you find it difficult if your flatmates moved things in your kitchen?

Do you have an assistance dog?

Do you need lighting adaptations?

Do you need adaptations to your flat such as high contrast edging and braille signs?

If there was a fire, would you need help to evacuate?

Students with a physical disability

Are you comfortable sharing a bathroom with strangers?

Can you manage stairs?

Do you need a different type of bed?

Do you need bathroom adaptations?

Do you need a hoist or grab rails?

Does your kitchen need to be adapted?

Do you need additional space for medical, rehabilitative or specialist equipment or activities?

If there was a fire, would you need help to evacuate?

Students with a long term or chronic illness

Are you comfortable sharing a bathroom with strangers?

Do you struggle if your sleep is disturbed? Do you sometimes sleep in the day?

Do you need to sterilise medical equipment regularly?

If you experience fatigue, how do you find using stairs?

Do you need a private fridge for medications?

Do you need additional space for medical, rehabilitative or specialist equipment or activities?

Students with mental health conditions

Are you comfortable sharing a bathroom with strangers?

If you lived alone, would you find it easy to socialise with students either on your course or at a society?How many students are you comfortable living with?

How confident are you in travelling to lectures independently?

If there was a fire, would you need someone to help you evacuate?

If you’ve got any concerns or need advice with booking your accommodation, please do get in touch on +44 (0)115 848 2894 or via email; we’re here to help make the transition to living in university accommodation as easy as possible.