Travelling to campus

Travel from the halls to the teaching campus might be necessary.  Basically you need to:

  • Find the bus stops; following the crowd is usually reliable but asking staff in reception or the security staff and porters or a Residential Adviser helps too.
  • Get a bus timetable and plan your morning to make sure you get out on time. 
  • Remember the buses will be very busy at the usual time for going to campus; nearly everyone else will be doing the same as you.  So, allow extra time for waiting in long queues till you can get on a bus
  •  Queuing for buses can be a problem, waiting and not knowing when the bus will arrive is stressful too.  Remember, buses serving a busy student area are usually frequent and reliable so waiting will be a nuisance but a bus with enough space on it will come. 
  •  A Bus Pass or Season Ticket usually saves a lot of money if you travel daily.  You can buy this on-line before you arrive, or during the term.  You can buy it on campus too in the student Union building.  There will be signs to help you find the correct queue BUT do ask at the AccessAbility Centre for help if you need it. 
  • Some people cannot tolerate the stress of waiting for a bus and prefer to walk or cycle.  At a weekend check routes and the time it will take to cycle or walk.  Ask a Residential Adviser, Social Buddy or Study Adviser for the safe routes.  At the AAC we can arrange for someone to help you plan and follow a route.
  • Some people with AS need to use a taxi, this is arranged through the AccessAbility Centre.  Usually you will be limited to one return trip per day over the year.  Usually you will have to phone for the taxi yourself, about 20 minutes before you need it.

If any of these things are a problem for you, if you mean to sort out a timetable but it does not happen, you need to tell people and ask for help.  The Study Adviser is a good person to ask.  Again, if you cannot ask, get your parents/carers or trusted friend to ask for you.

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