Disability Support


If you are a student living with a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition, or a learning difficulty (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia) there is support available for you during your time at Heythrop. You may not consider yourself a ‘disabled student’ but many people are eligible for help with their studies and do not realise it, so if you are struggling or have a condition which can make your time at university more challenging, please speak to the Student Support Manager Dominic McLoughlin or have a word with one of us on the Executive team.

Heythrop welcomes students, staff, and visitors with a range of additional needs and/or disabilities. However, the college building is a listed building and can present some challenges to those with disabilities, particularly those with mobility difficulties. It may help you to know:

  • There is an accessible toilet on the second floor in the main building, next to the Walker Room (turn right out of the lift).
  • The HSU basement has step-free access to the HSU Advice Centre, Lion Office (Heythrop’s student newspaper), The Cave, Reading Room, HSU Bar, the ‘Lighthouse’ computer suite, and Muslim Prayer Room.
  • There is a lift to the basement, ground, first, and second floors of the main building. There are stairs to the third floor. Some of the corridors have additional steps – if you are arranging to meet a lecturer it may be wise to check the location of their office. The Philosophy Library is fully accessible. There is a chair lift to the Theology Library (located in the Coppleston Wing), where a wheelchair can be provided. The telephone number for the library (to request assistance) is 020 7795 4254. Step-free access through the front of the main building is avaliable via a ramp – reception can be contacted on 02077956600 to request assistance.
  • Heythrop has an induction loop system, both installed in some teaching rooms and as a mobile unit for use in other areas of college.
  • If you are struggling to access college, you can speak to the Executive Team or Dominic who will be happy to assist you.