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Accessibility

The College is on a compact, level site. All areas of the College are accessible to students with restricted mobility and classes will be scheduled to meet the access needs of students with disabilities.

The college has:

  • Marked car parking spaces for students/staff with physical disabilities.
  • Ramped wheelchair access to all main teaching block ground floor entrances.
  • Lifts giving access to all floors of A, B, C, E, F, G and K blocks.
  • Toilet facilities throughout the College for students with disabilities.
  • Concrete stairways marked with luminous yellow edging highlighting stair edges.
  • Staircases with visual and tactile material to depict stairways.
  • Automatically opening doors are located at the entrance to blocks A, B, C, D, E and G and into the library.
  • A minicom facility at Reception for incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
  • The Student Support office is in Student Services on the ground floor of G block
  • Reception, Oasis Café located on the ground floor
  • Evac chairs for each stairwell

In addition to the above, the College welcomes information on technology or equipment which would be useful for students with learning difficulties or disabilities and, within budget restrictions, will endeavour to help to provide appropriate equipment. The college seeks to comply with the provision of the DDA as it applies to Colleges of Further Education.

Oasis Café

Oasis Café’s modern design, offers the ideal atmosphere to relax and enjoy a selection of coffees, hot chocolates, juices and smoothies.

Oasis Café has a large variety to choose from, such as:

  • muffins;
  • croissants;
  • hot paninis;
  • sandwiches;
  • sausage rolls… and much more!

LearnZone

SUAC Learn Zone is a purpose-built Library and Learning Resources Centre where you can:

  • use computers;
  • borrow books, DVDs and videos;
  • print, photocopy and scan;
  • buy textbooks and stationery;
  • learn to present your work professionally.

The Learn Zone’s facilities cater for different styles of working and include group work, quiet study and silent study areas. There are also specialist subject librarians and IT advisers to help you to find information and master the technology.

Media

All of our media facilities at the College are industry standard. They include:

  • a digital television studio;
  • a theatre equipped with a multi-camera digital television recording system (which can also be used as a live audience television studio);
  • a digital radio studio;
  • multiple digital audio and visual editing suites;
  • a mobile visual edit suite;
  • a digital stills editing suite and photography darkroom.

Technical staff are available to give help and advice. You will also be able to borrow portable media equipment overnight and at weekends.

Stratford-upon-Avon College works closely with local, regional and national media organisations.

Performing Arts

The College has an outstanding reputation as a centre for drama, theatre, music and dance.

The facilities are among the best in the country. A suite of rehearsal and dance studios and a studio theatre complement our extensive performing arts spaces.

A dedicated team of technical staff is on hand to assist you with all your production and assignment requests.

Stratford-upon-Avon College has a close working relationship with The Royal Shakespeare Company and Birmingham Hippodrome.

Music

We have a fabulous music production suite which includes:

  • digital and analogue recording suites;
  • a suite of music practice rooms.

These enhance our other facilities which include:

  • iMac computers running Logic music software;
  • rehearsal rooms equipped for band work;
  • in-college performance spaces.

Vocational

At Stratford-upon-Avon College, we have a range of facilities perfect for vocational courses. These include:

  • a fully equipped Motor Vehicle workshop including diagnostics and tyre fitting bay.
  • a fully equipped engineering and electrical workshop.

Gym

Students have access to sport and gym equipment including weights machines, exercise bikes and rowing machines.