Disabled Access

Main campus

Disability support for graduands and guests

We want all students graduating to be able to enjoy this special day and we would encourage anyone with a disability to contact us in advance so that we can agree with you how we may best support you.

Our graduation ceremonies take place in the Bute Hall of the University which is located on level 4 of the Gilbert Scott Building (main building). Level 4 is accessible to both graduands and guests by staircase or lift.

Disabled Access for guests

Access to the Bute Hall is via the main staircase. Lift access for guests is available outside the University Gift Shop (A11 on the Campus Map) or from the Concert Hall Foyer. Staff are available on the day to provide directions or assistance if required.

Disabled Access for graduands

Access to the Bute Hall (and the pre-ceremony graduand assembly points) is via the main and Randolph staircases. Lift access for graduands is located behind the South Front. Staff are available on the day to provide directions or assistance if required. 

Get in touch

Please contact the Graduation Team by completing the Graduation Ceremony Access Request Form before enrolment closes to discuss your specific requirements with our team:

Current Students 

Guests without a GUID 

If you wish to discuss your requirements in privacy, you can contact the Graduation Team in confidence at graduation@glasgow.ac.uk.

Blue Badge parking

If you wish to apply for Blue Badge parking in the University during a graduation ceremony you must first register for either a Student Blue Badge Parking Permit or a Visitor Blue Badge Parking Permit.  

Once you have applied for the permit, you will have access to book a parking space for the date and time required. The Blue Badge must be displayed on the vehicle whilst on campus and permits the vehicle to be parked in any marked bay. Spaces may be limited so we recommend that you book a space as early as possible.

Dumfries campus (summer graduation ceremonies only)

Disability support

Find out about Disability Support Dumfries Campus.


Parking in the vicinity of the Rutherford-McCowan Building will be difficult.

We recommend the car park in front of Easterbrook Hall.