Venue and Access
The University campus is fully accessible including the Great Hall and the Leeds University Union Building, which have lift and wheelchair access. Please see the campus map for the buildings you will need, disabled parking bays and wheelchair accessible routes around the University campus.
The Great Hall
Directions to the Great Hall can be found here.
Degree ceremonies are held on the first floor of the Great Hall which is accessible via a lift. Portering Staff will be on hand to offer assistance once inside the hall.
The Great Hall is also fitted with an induction loop system.
If you are a student who will be graduating and you are unable, or do not wish to use the steps to the stage, there is a platform lift available. If you choose not to go on stage you can arrange for the Presiding Officer to come down the steps where you will be presented with your certificate. To discuss this further please email email@example.com . It may also be useful to see a previous webcast.
At the end of the ceremony, all graduates will process down the centre aisle behind the academic procession, out of the Great Hall. Students needing lift access can follow behind until reaching the end of the centre aisle, where a right turn will need to be made. Once it is clear you can make your way back down the centre aisle and out via the main lift.
Free parking will be available at the Woodhouse Moor car park on Woodhouse Lane for all students and their guests during the ceremony period (this is not the multi-storey car park). This car park is approximately ½ mile from the main entrance to the University. From this car park there is a 20 to 25 minute walk to the Great Hall. The car park is open between 8am and 6pm (It is open until 7pm on the days that there is a 5pm ceremony). All cars must be removed from the car park by 6pm (7pm on the days that there is a 5pm ceremony).
Parking for blue badge holders
Free campus parking is available for blue badge holders. The University block reserve the disabled bays outside the Great Hall during degree ceremonies for students or guests with a blue badge. You will need to enter campus via the University Road entrance. Parking on this road is reserved for blue badge holders and you can also access the disabled bays outside the Great Hall via this route. Please note that you must have the blue badge on display.
Registering Special Requirements
The University is able to provide assistance for you or your guests on your graduation day. To discuss accessibility or to make arrangements you can either:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ring 0113 343 4117
- Complete the Special Requirements section during the online graduation registration process
There is also an opportunity to discuss arrangements on the day of your ceremony. Please ensure you arrive at the Great Hall at least 45minutes before the ceremony start time and we will be able to go through your options on the day.
Information regarding accessible accommodation can be provided by Disability Services (Equality Unit) on 0113 343 3927.