We try to ensure that everything we do is accessible to as many of you as possible. Discover what measures we have put in place and how you can get in contact with our team if you have any requirements that you’d like to discuss.
As your Students' Union, we're keen to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements - that's why we've ensured that everything we do is accessible to as many of you as possible.
If you or someone you know requires access to special facilities, please contact our Venues team - they're friendly folk and will do their best to meet your needs.
All of our venues are wheelchair accessible via shallow ramps. Should you need to visit the Union Helpdesk, situated on the first floor of the Students' Union Building, there is a lift that can be accessed.
Our venues have all been mapped by AccessAble to show you the different routes around our buildings and the facilities available.
As the majority of our events take place in our own venues, they are wheelchair accessible. Any events that have accessibility restrictions will be listed below.
RHSU is keen to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements. Since November 2015, RHSU has been working with Attitude is Everything, to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to Students’ Union events taking place within our venues.
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Freshers' Fair access hour
We recognise that a loud, busy environment can be a bit overwhelming for some people. To ensure that Freshers' Fair is accessible to all, we're hosting an 'Access Hour' for the first hour of the second day of Freshers' Fair (Tuesday 21 Sep, 12:00 - 13:00). During this hour, we'll hit pause on all the music and let fewer people in to ensure a quieter atmosphere for those who need it.
If you are affected by photosensitive epilepsy, please be aware that strobe-like effects are used at some of our large-scale events. There will always be areas within our venues that are free of these effects, such as the Union Plaza.
A couple of years ago, we introduced a number of ‘low-risk’ events where no intense flashing takes place, slower colour changing movements are introduced and the rotation speed of the intelligent heads is reduced. Where possible, the size and shape of the colour beams are also altered to reduce crossovers. These events will be advertised as ‘low-risk’ on our Events page.
If you’re attending one of our events and have any concerns, please speak to staff who will be happy to assist you.