The university has three campuses; Whiteknights, London Road and Greenlands.
Whiteknights is a large campus set in parkland with a lake. Although mostly level, with gentle slopes, wheelchair users are advised to use a power assisted chair as there can be a considerable distance between buildings.
London Road is a compact and level campus. Our Education and Architecture courses are taught here. As one of the University’s original sites, there are a number of older buildings which may present a challenge in terms of accessibility.
Greenlands is used by the University’s Henley Business School as the base for its MBA and corporate learning, and is situated on the banks of the River Thames near Henley.
If you need to discuss accessibility, please contact the Disability Advisory Service and we can liaise with the timetabling team to:
- ensure lectures are timetabled in accessible rooms
- allow additional time for students’ to travel between lectures
- request that back-to-back lectures are timetabled nearby.
Getting to the University
Buses run regularly between the Whiteknights campus and Reading town centre.
Buses have accessible features such as low floors to allow access, provision of ramps and space for a wheelchair. For more information on buses visit the Reading Buses website.
Readibus is a dial-a-ride bus service for people with restricted mobility in and around Reading. Passengers are picked up from their home and assisted if necessary. For more information on the service, visit the Readibus website.
Students who have difficulties using public transport are also encouraged to apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) to discuss possible funding towards travel by taxi if needed.
The University campuses have spaces for parking, including a number of spaces specifically for blue badge holders. Blue badge holders should apply for a parking permit (free of charge) before the end of Welcome Week.
Students with mobility impairments or other disability-related reasons for requiring parking may also apply for a permit.
Appropriate medical evidence will be needed to support an application. To apply and for more information on parking at the University of Reading, please visit the Universities parking webpages.