Accessibility Information

Getting here:

Parking in the west end of Glasgow is extremely limited. There is some free parking available on University Gardens (50m from the Sir Alwyn Williams Building), but this typically fills up by 8.30am. There are two Blue Badge spaces available on University Gardens, and more available within the staff parking facilities beside the Main Building (300m from the venue), although the latter require University parking permits. Please contact Hannah Tweed if you wish to reserve a permit in advance.

The nearest subway station to the University of Glasgow is Hillhead station, which is 350m from the symposium venue, the Sir Alwyn Williams Building.

Trains leave Glasgow Central Low Level and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level for Partick train station approximately every ten minutes. Partick train station is one mile from the venue. A taxi from Glasgow city centre to the west end costs £5-10.

There are two airports connected to Glasgow. Glasgow Airport (GLA) is ten miles from the west end, and Network Private Hire (0141 557 1110) charge a £15 flat rate to/from the  airport and any location in the city. Black cabs from the airport to the west end will cost approximately £20-25. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is situated 45 miles from Glasgow, with regular trains to Glasgow Central. Trains to the city centre will take approximately one hour.


  • The venue is accessible by stairs and a lift, the latter of which opens directly into the conference space. The lift is 1m wide and 1.4m long, with doors that are 90cm wide.
  • Accessible toilets are available near the symposium room and will be clearly signposted.
  • Break out spaces are available for the use of all delegates, with lounges on all floors of the building.
  • The conference room has a hearing loop installed.
  • In the event of any problems with this venue (or the lift), a smaller ground-floor room has been booked as an alternative.

Getting around:

Other matters:

  • All assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Support workers and carers are exempted from the conference registration fee.
  • The University of Glasgow has a small pool of mobility scooters available to hire – if you wish to hire one, please contact Sylvia Morgan. If the University has run out of scooters then Disabled Trust Scotland, Shaw Trust, and the Red Cross all provide scooter hire in Glasgow.

If you have any enquiries regarding facilities and services for people with disabilities at the symposium, please contact us at


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