Accessibility Tours

Take part in the tour and help accessibility across the University

The Staff Disability Network are pleased to communicate that the previously known Day Walks will be starting again – they are now  known as ‘Accessibility Tours’, to give a more inclusive feel and provide a greater understanding of the purpose of the tours.

The aim of the tour is to get a better understanding of the campus experience for disabled members of staff and students with a view to improving their experience.

The focus of the tours will be on:

  • Routes to and from buildings,
  • Access into and out of buildings, particularly the new builds and the refurbished buildings.

The tours will occur during the following times of year:

  • 22nd November 2018 – 13.00-15.00  – Canterbury Campus, this will be an outside campus tour – starting at the Main Library Entrance
  • 13th February  2019  –  13.30-15.30 – Medway Campus, this will be an outside campus tour – start at The Royal Church on the Dockyard
  • 8th May 2019 – 14.00-16.00 – Canterbury Campus,this will be reviewing the accessibility of new builds and refurbished buildings – Starting place to be confirmed

Exact routes will be communicated nearer to the time to allow for those that cannot complete the full tour to attend any part of the tour that they can.

The tours are open to everyone to attend. There is no need to notify us of your intention to attend, just meet us at the starting place of the tour. The route is as follows:

Start at the Library Main entrance

Along the path past the Senate building to the front of the Registry

From the Registry, cross the road and go to the main entrance of Darwin building

From Darwin, go down the side of the Registry past Cornwallis and the Gulbenkian and continue on down past the other entrance to the Library (i.e. past Grimond, Aphra/Lumley)

Continue on down, past the UELT and Security building and cross the road and make our way down to the Sibson building (past Stacey, Ingram, Jennison)

From the Sibson building head back towards Jennison then bear right, taking the footpath past the Sports Centre and Canterbury mosque to Keynes College, via Tanglewood

From Keynes cross over University Road near the Venue/Jarman and along the main footpath back to the Library where we started.

As only limited numbers of tours can occur during the year, we are also encouraging you to be aware of your surroundings and report any issues that you feel are hindering access to areas or buildings, so we can investigate and take action if necessary. Please send any concerns to either: Equality and Diversity or