The University strives to make all our campuses accessible to all users. We understand the importance of enabling access to accurate, practical information on the accessibility of our physical estate but recognise users may encounter limitations around our main Gilmorehill campus, due to the historic hilltop location.  

We’re committed to embracing diversity and difference and treating our colleagues, students, partners and others with respect.

We want our campuses to be inviting, secure and comfortable environments for all.  We recognise that increasing opportunities for anyone who wants to engage with our campus community and facilities is a benefit to everyone.

Find your way around the University

Buildings and Room Finder

The University has developed an app (available as a desktop version and as a mobile app for students) to provide you with directions from one building to another and covers buildings on all three of our campuses.  You can also get directions to particular rooms and it's linked to AccessAble's website so you can get information on building access.

  • Navigate campus with ease using maps and directions to University buildings and rooms
  • Get accessible route directions
  • Check out the physical access features of locations via AccessAble guides
  • If you are a student you can check your timetable on the go
  • Receive updates and text alerts of late timetable changes
  • Synchronise your timetable with your personal calendar

Get it now at:
The desktop version is available at

You can also use the University's interactive Gilmorehill campus map. This can give you directions from one building to another, like the Room Finder app, but also allows you to add in features you might be looking for - such as public toilets or disabled parking bays - and even allows you to view locations of rooms on particular levels for specific key buildings.  

In addition, the Maps and Travel page also has information about our Garscube and Dumfries campuses. 

AccessAble - access guides

AccessAble provide an online description of the physical access features of over 100 university services and buildings across all three of our campuses, including:

  • the Hunterian Museum
  • Sports and Recreation Service
  • Library
  • various accommodation sites. 

 AccessAble: Your accessibility guide

BSL users & Contact Scotland BSL service

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us direct by using Contact Scotland BSL

Contact Scotland BSL logo and web link. If clicked it will take you to the Contact Scotland BSL website

Mobility Scooter and Wheelchair Loans

Mobility Scooters are available for loan on a daily basis for staff and students who have difficulty moving between locations on campus. Please contact the Disability Service directly for further details.

A limited number of transit wheelchairs are available for visitors from the Main Gatehouse, Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery and the Hunterian at the Kelvin Hall. To check availability please contact the individual areas before arriving:

  • Main Gatehouse - 0141 330 444
  • The Hunterian - 0141 330 4221 




Issues with physical accessibility on campus?

If you wish to report an accessibility related issue with the physical environment on any of our campuses, the best was to ensure your report reaches the Estates team quickly is to use the Estates Helpdesk.  If repair works are required, please ensure you mention 'accessibility' as part of the report content to ensure it is given the correct priority rating.

Alternatively, if you are unable to the Estates Helpdesk system, you can email and a member of Estates staff will be able to help.

Digital and Web Accessibility

Digital Accessibility

Digital accessibility regulations known as The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 came into force on September 2018. This regulation implements the EU directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies into UK law.

To address the requirements of the regulations the University has developed our own Digital Accessibility webpages which include guidance for both staff and students. This guidance will continue to be revised as new technology and best practice emerge. 

Further information on Web Accessibility

The University's website has been designed to be as accessible as possible and we welcome feedback on suggestions for improvements. If you have any problems, please mail

Standards compliance

Our website design employs XHTML and CSS. We follow best practice guidelines, such as the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and PAS 78 (British Standards Institute guidance on website accessibility).

Resizable text

All navigation and content text used on our website can be increased or decreased in size. Please see the BBC's My Web My Way (accessibility features of browsers and operating systems) for assistance.

Further information

Further information is available from our Equality and Diversity Unit and Disability Service.