Visitors with support needs

We aim to ensure our Open Days are as inclusive and accessible as possible. We have a wide range of support services available on Open Day.

Disabled access

Campus is generally accessible for people with mobility difficulties. When you arrive, look for the signs for the ‘North South Access Route’. This is an accessible route around campus. You can also find this route in the printed guide you will receive on the day.

The route begins at the main entrance of the University – near the Parkinson steps – and ends at the Worsley building. It's marked by signs and involves the use of lifts at some points.

You can also ask one of our friendly student ambassador in a red t-shirt for help navigating campus.

Use our interactive campus map to view locations of:

  • routes across campus (use the walks/routes tab)
  • disabled access to buildings (use the facilities tab)
  • disabled toilets (use the facilities tab).

You can also download our campus map (PDF)download a large print version of the map (PDF) or use an accessible alternative to the map

Accessible information and support on the day

We can offer the following support on the day. Please note, you will need to email the Open Days team at in advance if you want to access some of these services. 

  • A Braille version of the Open Day Guide. Please ask an ambassador or you can email to request this. Your copy will be available to collect when you arrive.
  • Large print materials of all talks. Please email to request this before Wednesday 12 June. Your copies will be available to collect at your sessions.
  • A British Sign Language interpreter. Please email to request this before Friday 31 May and be aware it is subject to an interpreter being available. 
  • Alternative arrangements can be made for sessions that are in non-accessible rooms. Please make sure you check the accessibility information for the sessions you wish to attend and email us in advance if this is something you will need. You can find this information in the specific session descriptions when you book. 
  • A quiet space – when you are completing the booking form, please use the designated box to note down whether you require a quiet space and you will be directed on the day. Or you can ask one of our ambassadors while you are on campus.

For all alternative format and on-the-day support requests, please email the Open Days team at with your requirements at least two weeks before the event. Please note, we cannot guarantee this support if you make a request after the deadline.

For more information about alternative formats or support needs, please email the Open Days team at

Parking for Blue Badge holders

We have limited spaces reserved for disabled visitors. If you’re a Blue Badge holder and need parking, please include this on your booking form, or email the Open Days team at with your name and vehicle registration.

To guarantee Blue Badge parking on Open Day, you must submit your request at least 48 hours before the event. For any enquiries about blue badge parking, please email the Open Days team at

Dog spending pens

If you are visiting campus with a guide dog, here are the locations of our dog spending pens:

Disability support during your studies 

Disability Services are here to support any student who has disclosed a disability in their academic studies throughout their time at Leeds.  

Find out about the wide range of disability support we can provide during your studies.